The vast distance of Australia to fashion capitals around the world like Paris, London & Milan, used to mean fashion lovers would have to wait years for international designer fashion to land in our shores; and even worse, when it does arrive, they’re picked over pieces and hopelessly outdated.
These days, designer fashion from around the world has never been so available to Australians. We can now shop online or shop it in our stores. And for those who were at the exclusive Vogue International Designer Show held at the David Jones Elizabeth St store in Sydney, now we even have our own curated show of the best international fashion from the season.
With over 70 looks expertly curated by stylist Kelvin Harries, the fashion parade was an edit of pieces made for the sophisticated, increasingly global and transseasonal shopper.
Missed the show? Here are the top trends and designer pieces that caught our eye on the runway:
Colourful graphics spliced with black opened the show and set the tone for a strong print trend. Unsurprisingly, Mary Katrantzou was a stand out with bold pieces that showed off the digital prints she is well known for.
Our pick: Amellus Long Sleeve Dress by Mary Katrantzou
Set against a dark background, floral prints are less saccharine sweet but still decidedly feminine. Erdem is the master of florals and paired with a glittery pair of Chiara Ferragni's Glitter Eyes Slip On Sneakers (available instore), the look becomes girlishly playful.
Our Pick: Floral Embroidered Knit Dress by Valentino
"This season, the designer collections were full of artisanal treatments, like appliqué and woven details, that really speak to the luxury brands," stylist Kelvin Harries comments. We couldn't agree more, particularly with the nomadic yet sophisticated feel found in the Proenza Schouler pieces.
Our Pick: Open Stitch Knit Skirt by Proenza Schouler
Black & White Classics
Monochrome pieces are the bread and butter for most brands, and this season is no exception. Helmut Lang designs elevated basics well, and Victoria Beckham has nailed the must-have black dress of the season.
Our pick: Stretch Cotton Canvas Jacket and Stretch Leather Pant by Helmut Lang