Vogue brought us the sleekest collection of designers for L’Oreal Paris Runway Four at LMFF this week.
While you can shop most of the runway already, there is something very different about seeing the garments in action. You see the way they move, the way the light hits the fabric while soaking up the buzz of a fashion show.
The hair and makeup said it all, sleek and luxurious hair that was feminine yet modern. Tomato red lips were dramatic yet not over the top and a violet smoky eye added new dimensions.
The Vogue runway showcased some of our most promising designer exports- from Dion Lee to Ellery.
Bright young design star Christopher Esber who took home the inaugural L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Design Award and a cool $75,ooo proved his immense potential to the fashion media and consumers alike. His use of leather in a modern context, from trimming to a sexy split skirt cements his name on my must have lists of pieces for A/W.
Josh Goot was strong as ever with some incredible quilted leather pieces and interestingly paired prints that worked in perfect synergy with each other.
You could honestly see girls (and guys) drooling as the first ELLERY look hit the runway. I love it when a label really takes my breath away and Kim Ellery has done just that. Beautiful fabrics are transformed into works of art, even simple cocoon jackets are so impeccably tailored to make the wearer feel like Anna Wintour.
Therese Rawsthorne has become a recent favourite of mine and I love her updated take on graphic prints for the A/W season, and flashes of lime green neon from Magdalena Velevska were a welcome punctuation throughout the show.
Dion Lee was bright, bold and everything you would expect from the wunderkind designer- there is no stopping that young man!
Who was your fave designer from the show?
Images belong to Lucas Dawson Photography