The Telstra Perth Fashion Festival Extravaganza has wrapped up for another year, leaving us in a peculiar state of gloomy couture withdrawal & hyped anticipation for what 2017 has in store. Taking a step back from the glitz, glamour and gorgeous garments, we take a look at the lessons we’ve learnt from the catwalks of 2016.

This year, enex was proud to showcase two style capsules at Fashion Central – featuring the latest designs from our retailers recent Spring/Summer collections.  The outfits, styled by Zara Bryson and worn by Perth’s top models, incorporated pieces from Herringbone, M.J. Bale, Politix, Calibre, Jack London, Pigeonhole, Dangerfield, Gorman, David Lawrence, Marcs. GUESS, Collette by Collette Hayman & Ninewest.

Here are our key trend take-outs from the week that was:

  • Bold is Back: I suppose you could question if it every truly left. Deep burgundy lips and bronzed cheekbones added an opulent touch to the runway. Embrace the dark side with Napoleon Perdis Night Play Eye Palette ($62) and Mattetastic lipstick in Marlene ($38)


  • Over-Sized is the Right Size: paired with slick and polished hair, minimalist drop earrings and statement gold hoops ruled the runways. Our pick: Witchery pearl drop earrings ($29.95)



  • Keep it Kooky: It seems the slightly wacky Gucci quirk has reached Perth City. Girls and boys sported all sorts of glorious prints, including prowling tigers and howling wolves. The stand-out favourite? Gorman’s synchronized raincoat ($99) worn with a tonne of unapologetic attitude.


  • Nothing Beats the Classics: Unstructured clothing has been rife the last few years on the fashion week circuit – think The Row’s collections of undone linen designs. However, the opposite proves true for blokes; the classically cut and tailored blazer is here to stay. Don’t fight it; embrace it. Especially when the M.J. Bale Sierro Jacket ($499.00) is in store.


Browse the full collection of looks below – and let us know your favourites!