With fashion comes drama, and last weeks Rosemount Australian Fashion Week provided us a good mixture of both. The emphasis on the economic crisis was hovering over our designers and event organisers’ heads, but that didn’t stop the amazing showcase of Australian designer talent that took the floor for 5 busy days of fashion.
If designers were awarded for performance show, Romance Was Born would have received the top award, brightening up runways at RAFW day four.
Marnie Skillings Spring/Summer 09/10 collection was a hit with fashions finest. Alongside Alpha 60 and Kirrily Johnston, her Little Black Dress design reshaped the must have dress in any girls wardrobe. The sheik and stylish designs, focused mostly in black conveyed the “girl gangs and subcultures” image.
Just as the warm weather takes a sudden dive, models are asked to grin and bare it all, stripping down to barely there bikini’s at day three of the RAFW. Day three sparked a summer burst of fashion, contrast to the weather around.
With the financial crisis in the midst, one would think that Australians would get behind their favourite designers and purchase items from their collections and support Australian fashion. But instead of stimulating our own economy and helping each other out, fiends struck the RAFW to get their hands on whatever they could see during the […]
Not many fashion graduates receive the publicity and praise Dion Lee has so far. This fashion graduate from the Sydney Institute of technology has caught the attention of fashion lovers throughout Australia, and the buzz around this fresh new designer is still continuing.
Although it went dark for almost an hour on day two, it didn’t place a somber mood on the bright and colourful fashion that was paraded at RAFW when the lights came back on.
Day one of the RAFW had gloomy prospects, but the Australian designs were anything but. The economic downturn may have disrupted consumer-shopping choices, but it did not effect the A-league fashion’s finest.