This year marks Melbourne Fashion Week’s (MFW) 25th anniversary, and as always the program showed off the best new designs, designers and trends coming from Australian labels. Sustainability, inclusivity, international talent and longstanding Australian fashion icons was at the forefront of Melbourne Fashion Week’s 25th celebration.
The Fashion Boundary team attended Town Hall Runway 3 on 3 September. This Runway showcased the newest collections of some of Australia’s most respected designers such as Acler, alice McCALL, Akira, ANNA QUAN, By HIM, Ginger & Smart and Lee Mathews.
This runway felt very contemporary and feminine and was the perfect introductory Show to bring in Spring. We loved the floral prints, the bright colours and luxe materials that were highly featured on this runway, especially the sculptural silhouettes of Acler and the carefully tailored pieces of ANNA QUAN. This show made us excited for warmer weather and encouraged us to run home and rifle through our wardrobes for florals and shimmery bright colours.
Straight after Runway 3 we caught the Runway 4 Show. It featured ATOÌR, C/MEO COLLECTIVE, ELLIATT, Keepsake the Label, MISHA, TORANNCE and We Are Kindred. We found that this Show felt a bit more edgy and fun with pieces that we could truly see ourselves wearing. Our favourites included C/MEO Collective with their playful colours and strong silhouettes. Their silky pastel tones and custom patterns in greens and pinks in feminine dresses and two pieces took our breath away. We also loved Keepsake the Label’s soft floral dresses, mustard gingham pieces and emerald green and baby pink styles.
This show was exciting for Fashion Boundary as we will be introducing 20SS collections from C/MEO Collective and Keepsake the Label to our website in January.
Another highlight of MFW19 was the Street Runway 3 Chinatown Show on 31 August. Melbourne’s busy Chinatown precinct was transformed into an impressive high production runway. This runway featured Yueming Pan for Panda Super Super at Naviare and Hao Feng for Giovanni Valentino. To support these designers who were showing in Melbourne for the first time, was important to us as we loved that MFW were giving these designers a platform to present their designs - reminiscent of Fashion Boundary’s DNA.
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