Apr 02, 2013 02:29
by Natasha Saroca
Do you heart the fashion show season? Well, we do too, so we’re guessing you can sympathise with how we felt when the big four fashion weeks – New York, London, Milan and Paris – wrapped up early last month: a bit lost and in need of a new distraction.
Enter LMFF, the L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival. The month-long fashion fest couldn’t have come at a better time, and has provided us with our latest fix of lust-worthy runway looks and killer street-style snaps, plus a glimpse of this season’s must-try trends (get ready for an invasion of red, autumn florals, look-at-me prints, sharp tailoring, metallics, cut-outs, lace and ladylike leather).
Did it hit the spot? Definitely. And help cure our fashion-month comedown? Yes...for now, anyway.
Several days of runway shows marked the end of LMFF, which drew to a close last week, with Collette Dinnigan, Carla Zampatti, Ellery, Toni Maticevski and Josh Goot just a few of the designers who showcased their newest sartorial creations at the event. A host of independent and emerging designers, including 12 fashion graduates participating in the Sportsgirl National Graduate Showcase, also joined the fashion-filled party.
One of our favourite festival highlights was undoubtedly the opening runway event of the LMFF, presented by David Jones and Vogue Australia, which saw models sashaying down the catwalk wearing show-stopping printed ensembles by award-winning designer and LMFF special guest, Mary Katrantzou. Me. Oh. My. That’s all we have to say.
What other looks did we love? Well, it was too hard to whittle it down to 10, and 50 seemed a tad OTT, so we’ve decided to share our favourite 21 fashion moments from the LMFF. Enjoy!