Fashion Palette brought Australian Ready-To-Wear and Couture collections to New York Fashion Week 2016. There were six brilliant Australian fashion houses in the building that brought out a ton of celebrity and industry guests to introduce their new work. Some notable attendees included Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson of WAGS and influencer Jessica Wang. The Ready-to-Wear designers dazzled NYFW with embellished details sending red carpet worthy looks down the runway. They also featured gorgeous lingerie that could effortlessly be reverted into wearable pieces. Insta-famous Cleo the Bunny closed the show, leaving the crowd applauding!
Tons of trends were brought to light at this show. Trends that revealed skin and jewel-tone palettes tramped to New York from Australia. By the means of Fashion Palette whose known as “a one-of-a-kind concept globalizing the exposure of Aussie fashion houses through industry connections, buyers and runway platforms.” Every look that hit the runway gave a story of Australian fashions’ true appeal on the US and international market.
Con Ilio unveiled a New York capsule collection of six gowns. This collection was accumulated after many years of creative thinking and planning. All pieces are made for the strong, glamorous and iconic women. Designer stated they we’re “inspired by the Victorian Era with its intricate detail, texture and structure.” Con Ilio’s gowns were a mixture of iff-whites, bordeaux and forest green were most common throughout the color palette along with beading and lace, sheer tulle and silk.
CRISTAHLEA opened the show with a statement fuchsia metallic tiered gown and continued throughout the show with prestigious dresses. All dresses went from modest forms and dazzled linear patterns of Swarovski and beading combinations. The crew necklines and structured brocade became relevant under Cristahlea’s use of sparkle.
Stephanie Chehade presented ‘Calm after the Storm,’ which was a monochromatic color palette with a risqué twist on classic designs and silhouettes. Beautifully embellished and textured fabrics were the dominant highlight of the collection and representative of the beauty and stillness that comes after a tragic storm.
Homebodii’s “Lost in Love” collection was Inspired by Angelina Jolie’s character in “By the Sea.” T long draping silhouettes embodied femininity. Also featuring pastels, lace, silk and chiffon materials of Homebodii’s signature loungewear. This season, the brand launched a select few lace cocktail dresses to expand while staying true to their lingerie roots.
Sui Generis was inspired by the Australian skyline. They pieces they showcased were architectural silhouettes and color choices from the soft pinks to the starry midnight blue. This collection was created for the modern woman in control.
Milanja closed the evening with a collection embracing the essence of a sculpture. The sculpture embodied a flowing fabric. Mixing structure and softness was key throughout the light of this minimalist collection. Romantic and sensual styles with hard detailed choker necklines and eye-popping colors. The presentation of nothingness than amazing with a finale walk with a live ginormous bunny.
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