Cool weather and overcast skies couldn’t keep shoppers away from Fashion Central at Telstra Perth Fashion Festival when Enex retailers debuted standout pieces from their spring collections.
Showcasing casual weekend wear through to outfits suitable for dinner, drinks and dancing, iconic Australian brands including Gorman, Alannah Hill, Guess, Decjuba, Jack London, Dangerfield and Politix rocked the runway with the biggest trends for the warmer months.
COLOUR YOUR WORLD
Never ones to shy away from playful prints in bold colours, cult Australian fashion label Gorman led a colourful charge with models dressed head to toe in sensational shades. Runway standouts included the Electric Blue Day dress, featuring an exclusive print by Leah Bartholomew, styled to perfection with orange mules and oversized earrings.
Fellow Australian brand Alannah Hill also splashed colour across the catwalk with a treasure trove of elegant jewel tones including emerald green paired with a pop of ruby red and sapphire blue teamed with pastel pink and pearlescent white.
DOUBLE THE FUN
As far as fashion trends go, double denim is one of the more polarising options doing the rounds. At Enex Perth we aren’t afraid of a bit of denim on denim action, and loved seeing retailers including Decjuba and Guess send double denim ensembles down the runway at Telstra Perth Fashion Festival.
The secret to pulling off this trend comes down to colour. Rather than choosing one particular wash of denim for your whole look, we recommend mixing and matching deeper blues with lighter tones. This approach helps to visually break up your outfit and define your proportions. Lengthen your torso with an oversized denim jacket or minimise your waist and elongate your legs with a cropped jacket and high rise jeans or a mini skirt.
MAD ABOUT MONOCHROME
Season after season, year after year, black and white remains a fashionable favourite, so it was no surprise to see this trend pop up at Telstra Perth Fashion Festival. A great look for men and women alike, monochrome dressing works for all occasions, and can be styled for everything from the summer festival season to a day at the office or a night on the town.
On the casual end of the spectrum, Dangerfield showed off laidback overalls in midnight black paired with a black and white printed tee, while Politix adopted a more formal approach with sleek dinner suits styled with bow ties and subtle floral accents.
Inspired by the mod rocker scene of the 1960s, Melbourne label Jack London turned heads when their three-piece Knuckles suit came storming down the catwalk. Certainly not for the faint of heart, this eye catching ensemble is sure to be a winner with fashion forward fellas keen to stand out on Derby Day.