And the runways just keep coming at Spring Fashion Week this year. Street Wear is always a favourite with local Melbourne designers showing off their wares to the backdrop of Melbourne’s infamous lane ways. As is Melbourne’s style, the display of Spring collections were eclectic and innovative. Kuwaii, Limedrop, Bùl and Gorman were among the many beloved local talents showing their latest designs.
Virginia Martin opened the runway with label Búl, using earthy tones and clean lines throughout the collection. The use of layering brought a level of femininity to what would otherwise be quite an androgynous aesthetic. Use of delicate linens and crisp button ups, brought an attainable sense of luxe to the range.
Minimalist, elegant and chic was everything Kuwaii this year. Kristy Barber has certainly outdone herself (if that is even possible) with the latest collection clean lined, structured and effortless. The designs combine architectural influences with light tailoring, always maintaining their versatility in function and form. Simple shapes and compositions make this collection graceful and modern.
Limedrop is as always fun, playful and innovative. With geometric printed silks, a mixture of pastels and bold hues, cut out flowing dresses, a touch of leather and sport luxe cropped jackets, the collection has something for everyone. What I love about this label is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Fun and laughter is always the aim of the game and adding a pair of Limedrops rainbow reflective fun glasses to the mix will certainly do that and more.
Gorman mixed it up this year whilst staying true to their bohemian tailored aesthetic. The collection offered a contemporary take on traditional tribal prints featuring playsuits, oversized bomber jackets, asymmetric hemlines and cropped leather jackets.
With the end of MSFW nearing, we look forward now to the avant-gardé, the neoteric and the innovative with the very best from upcoming and emerging designers. @MSFW #MSFW for all things Fashion Week.