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:: Spotlight :: Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2014 - Runway 6

By: Carmine Pascuzzi; photos courtesy of Lucas Dawson Photography

Runway 6 at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival was an elegant outbreak of chic cocktail wear and classic lines. The fashion showcased the finest in high-end design, with intricacy and lasting luxury at the heart of each collection. Styling was high impact. Gold leaf shimmered on the eyelids of each model - a texture reflecting the glamour and luxury of each ensemble. Hair was pulled back into textured low buns keeping each look very edgy.

An opening collection by Ellery saw a predominantly black palette provide a strong contrast for bright art deco and cubism inspired prints and light sunray pleating. W e saw the trumpet sleeves and fluted hems that have become something of a signature for the label. Lui Hon’s winter collection is dramatic and intriguing. Shapes are voluminous - a combination of full skirts, exaggerated draping and cinched in waists courtesy of leather detailing. Styling is avante-garde and mysterious; each garment flawlessly intermingling with the next.

A name synonymous with beauty, Carla Zampatti’s winter collection is arguably one of her best yet. Feminine and strong, each piece has an element of toughness and sensibility. Leatherette snakeskin pieces ooze sensuality, while a black silk evening gown teams draped silk with fitted embellished sleeves. In a palette of black, blush and bright aqua, Yeojin Bae’s winter collection is infused with edgy elegance and razor sharp tailoring. As Alex Perry proved yet again to be a figure of force with plenty of impressive lady-like silhouettes in luxe fabrics with exposed shoulders, knee-length hems, sheer with polka dots and an enviable lashing of lace. Arthur Galan AG equally impressed with the ultra-chic and asymmetric slash fronts, irregular lengths and loads of leather with exposed front zips.

Ellery Ellery
Alex Perry Alex Perry
Lui Hon Lui Hon
Lui Hon Lui Hon
Carla Zampatti Carla Zampatti
Arthur Galan Ag Arthur Galan Ag
sass & bide sass & bide
Yeojin Bae Yeojin Bae
Yeojin Bae