06/09/2017
Caught out.

Words by

Veronica Stanford

After some sneaky chips (courtesy of Lord of the Fries) and a hot chocolate to try and beat Melbourne’s chill, I was ready to head back to Melbourne Town Hall for MFW’s second runway of the night.

Premium Runway Three delivered a little bit of everything, from races-ready styles to floor-length ball gowns.

It kicked off with a series of models walking out in the dark before having a spotlight quickly flash and capture their outfits.

Nevenka’s collection may not be the most wearable but it was perfect in a runway setting. Sheer fabrics were layered and draped to form flowing dresses, with detailing in unfinished hems, ruffles and frills. The colour palette was bold and most pieces were adorned with huge fabric bows on necklines and waistbands.

Asilio’s collection was bold. A palette of black, white and gold featured across an offering of off the shoulder designs. Pattern played a key part, too.

If you’re heading to the races this season, Nicola Finetti is the only designer you need in your wardrobe. The designer used thick woven fabrics, fine florals, metallics and sequins. A step away from more traditional racewear, the collection featured asymmetrical cuts and exaggerated sleeves.

Misha Collection and new label DEMKIW both presented an offering that primarily consisted of black pieces. The former also played with dusty pink and Liberty blue across suede dresses and playsuits.

DEMKIW’s collection had a gothic edge, with long trenches, blazers and dresses featuring lace-up details and cutouts.

The collection from Jason Grech brought a welcome injection of colour to the runway, with gowns in greenery, powder blue and bright pink. Rhinestones were visible on most pieces, with the addition of lace, feathers and ruffles to finish them off.

mfw.melbourne.vic.gov.au

Photography: 
Lucas Dawson Photography

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