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Trend Alert: Architectural

Shoulders are emphasised with halter necks, while waists are nipped in and minimised, creating a strong, almost active look. Inspired by cityscapes and men’s tailoring, these silhouettes are sleek and the construction is technical. Dion Lee is the star of architectural detailing, best known for his clever cut-outs, sharp lines and structured silhouettes. Exceptionally smart and perfect for the office, an architectural dress can take you straight to a cocktail event when paired with heels and some understated jewellery. For full architectural effect, wear in monochrome and let the shape do the talking. Other Australian designers to look to for architectural inspirations are Scanlan Theodore, Willow, Cameo and Nicola Finetti.
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    Asymmetric Origami Dress

    Nicola Finetti
    The perfect way to make a statement, this stunning fitted dress from Nicola Finetti features an asymmetric origami bodice with a front peplum, fitted skirt and front split creating a feminine silhouette.

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    Camelia Wire Dress

    The Camelia Wire Dress from MANNING CARTELL features a contemporary squared neckline and flattering racer back. Digitally printed technical mesh with a mixed floral and placement stripe design brings a distinctly dimensional finish.

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    Asphalt Crepe Dress

    Dion Lee
    The Asphalt Crepe Dress is the essence of modernism. This fitted dress features geometric cross-over panels to the bust, reflected in an angular fold at the waist. The dress is elevated by contrast trims and finished with a backless design.

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    The Modernists Cocktail Dress W Mesh

    Shona Joy
    A contemporary midi length cocktail dress with shoestring straps, a sheer mesh panel to the bodice and an asymmetric skirt accented by a front split, exuding a refined and minimalist edge.

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