L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2012: National Graduate Showcase
For me, it was the most delightful out of all the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2012 shows. Simply because of the freshness of the ideas and original designs presented by the twelve fashion graduates. The showcase was presented by Sportsgirl, really nice of them to support young talent. Some of the designs, though intersting to look at, were difficult to envisage being worn in real life, while others were extraordinary! I can see them in a few years showing in London, New York or even Paris.
Happy, full of interesting details and hats Kitschfolk and Kindheit by Anna Langdon
One of my favorites. Imagery of shattered glass in border prints on white silk in Fragments by Stephanie McPherson.
Moulded leather tops and mysterious face covering head pieces in Windblown by Laura Hui Shan Li
Distortion cut form fitting fabrics into sharp shapes in Engineered distortion by Amelia Agosta. That dress in grey and black on the right, I'd love actually to have in my wardrobe.
Inspired by flowers and plants Hybrid by Natalia Grzybowski was the most beautiful collection presented on that night. Feminine yet simple shapes, fabulous patterns and beautiful colors. Natalia's designs were a true stand out and I think we were witnessing the rise of a new star of Australian fashion.
The closing collection, Tayler Ainley's Alpha Bravo made audience go wow. Light-generating sheer tops, bright colored plastic jackets and some kind of net construction made out of light aluminum with pin lights attached to the back of a model. You won't go unnoticed if you wear this one to a bar on Friday night.
What do you think lovelies, which one is your favorite?
Images: Stylehunter.com, editing by moi