LMFF Runway 7 presented by Harper’s Bazaar: A runway for embellishments

Photos by Andrew Kaineder

It was lighting reminiscent of the reflection from sequins that opened the Harper’s Bazaar L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Paris Runway show, and it seemed the eccentric effects were a sign of things to come. As the music blared and the show started, Collette Dinnigan was the first to send models down the runway in a flurry of sequins, lace and embellishments of gold and silver. Dinnigan’s signature lace motifs were on show, complemented perfectly by the slicked back hair of the models, complete with pearl adornments. Consisting of a monochrome palette, Dinnigan’s collection oozed 1950s glamour.

Next up was Alex Perry, who reminded showgoers exactly why his designs are synonymous with evening glamour and effortless style. Echoing the recent trend spotted at this years Oscars, the one-shoulder gown, Perry sent three varying takes on the trend down the runway, ranging from shimmering blacks with gold motifs, to neutral hues made chic with gathered and draped detailing. Lace was also dominant throughout the collection, with floor-length gowns sporting sophisticated black overlays.

Rachel Gilbert stunned with her splashes of colour and extreme use of sequin detailing, and here it was silvers and corals that dominated. Aurelio Costarella and Toni Matichevski showed designs with sharp tailoring, earthy hues, furs and metallic leathers that ultimately suggested a take on understated elegance with a touch of glamourous detailing.

Camilla and Marc embraced some of this seasons hottest hues; nude, black, teal, while Scanlan and Theodore added shades of mulberry to the mix. Here, sequins and embellishments made another appearance, and paired with amazing furs, the look was utterly fabulous.

Major trends emerging from the show were of course bold embellishments, particularly in silvers and golds, and a love affair with dark teal and mulberry.




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Photos by Andrew Kaineder

Words by Lauren Kruger, a Melbourne based journalism student who loves all things fashion and being inspired by the latest trends, whether it be high fashion or high street. Follow Lauren on Twitter at @LaurenKruger26.

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