The overall aesthetic of the L’Oreal Paris Runway One was that of a lady like elegance, with a modern edge.
Karen Walker kicked off the show with 60′s-esque head scarves and her iconic sunglasses. Lady like lengths and mod style jackets paired with printed shirts made up much of the collection.
Sharp tailoring and crisp colours were a firm favourite of the night from Kate Sylvester- a modern take on the feminine. Manning Cartell brought us fantastic prints and bold cuts as always.
Luxe wool jackets were a staple throughout much of the show and are a must for the coming winter months. Leather and fur accents have revamped otherwise dreary pieces and a classic cape never goes astray a la Nicola Finetti.
Arthur Galan’s pieces had a European luxe vibe in its 90′s turn up hats and houndstooth prints- which are not always successfully marked in Australia, however there were definitely key pieces that would translate well.
For me, Carl Kapp was the strongest of the bunch. Clever use of block colours and similar hues that contrasted matched with on trend fedoras and gold neck cuffs made for looks that were simply breathtaking. Kapp’s ingenious use of tailoring and drapery generates movement in garments that have none and brings volume and shape to the female form in a way that is oh-so-flattering.
Check out the runway shots for the collection below.
Images belong to Lucas Dawson Photography