It's been quite sometime since I've put an outfit post up so I thought I would surprise you. Actually, it is solely because my photographer has been out of action and running in front of a self timer just isn't my thing. To those who manage it and produce glam photographs, I have utter respect for you. It's not easy!
Moving on... Last Tuesday I went to Runway 1 of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) which was presented by Miss Vogue, down at Central Pier in the Docklands. I have to say I was left speechless by the stylings of some of my favourite Australian designers including Bassike, Christopher Esber, Josh Goot, Maticevski, Scanlan & Theodore and Willow. I even discovered a newbie which is hot on my designers to watch (and shop) list, Strateas.Carlucci. Needless to say I quickly curated a list of items that will make it into my change room (at the very least) when I next hit the stores.
The sports luxe influence was as evident as it is in the glossy magazines. The runway was a sleek combination of tailored pieces, slouchy knits, modern structured over sized silhouettes, leather harnesses and overly dramatic spiked ear cuffs, all teamed with on trend sports caps, hi-tops, backpacks and even a few socks with sandals. Yes you read that correctly. Believe me, I know... the latter is questionable and a combination that is hotly debated as either being on trend or the biggest fashion faux-pas of the past few years. But I have to tell you when the models strutted the runway, it worked! It's not something I recommend for the common folk (me included) since I think a little attitude and a certain type of look is required to pull it off successfully.
I'm sure you're aware that I'm a devotee of the sports trend, but I figured it was an event where the wide-legged pant deserved to reign supreme. For me I like to be comfortable whilst playing fashion spectator. Looking at my heels? Well somethings never change and I looked vertically challenged with the pants and flats.
Such a great event VAMFF and Miss Vogue, you definitely delivered the goods!
Outfit shots by Tom
Black and white shots by me