07 Mar Fashion Week Focus
This would be one of the most anticipated and celebrated weeks for our fashion industry. Every March all the savvy, enthusiasts and fashion industry elite descend to the Royal Exhibition Buildings to see what the Australian fashion designers have in stall for us. There are many local talented designers and getting a chance to showcase the latest and freshest work hot off the press is a very exciting and nerve wrecking moment. It is important to remember the work, stress and passion that goes into a designer creating the work that they do. It is very much a big deal. This one week filled with runway shows, private showings, seminars is there to celebrate our very own talented designers and bring attention to all the work and beautiful designs produced. There were tailored looks, colours, pastels, chic, classic looks and all have their own way of showing femininity. Textures and fabrics did play a big part as a mixture of all is what make for an interesting and fashionable statement. The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is a gathering to honour our home grown talent, their work and to give people seeing the runway a real picture of what is new in town and how you can incorporate these outfits in your daily life. It is amazing what is shown. Diversity was noted and it catered for all. Chic, casual, sleek and polished looks and some were striking and eye catching. It was a great way to see all that Australian designers had to offer. A wonderful showcase of new trends and must have’s for this years wardrobe. Fashion shows aren’t just a place to be seen. They are shows that act as our tools for direction. How to wear an outfit. What colours and prints mix with what and how to be a little daring. It is ok to be a little avant garde. It is about wearing something that feels good. To try something new. To be aware of how others are wearing their garment. To wear it with flare and confidence. It is important to realise that you wear the outfit not the outfit wear you. It is ok to get out of your comfort zone. Fashion runways show you all the different ways to do that. Personal taste is what counts. We are all attracted to different things. So watching a runway show allows you to see it on someone else then you can relate it back to you. Our very own designers have such an eye and talent for creation. We have a bit of everything here. Even though we can’t compare to the European version of runway shows and the level of designers but we can definitely enjoy and celebrate what we have in our shores. Use fashion shows as a vehicle to tailor what you like and how you like to wear things. Embrace the lively evenings and all the people watching that comes with it. Women and men form all walks get frocked up to attend a very hip and happening week of our calendar year. It’s a great place to be and to see.