L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival

Here in Melbourne, we’re currently half way through the Fashion Festival – it gets bigger and bigger every year, with all kinds of events now being incorporated, including the Robert Fritzlaff exhibition (did I mention how fabulous it is?), the now finished Stitches and Craft show and the Remaking Fashion exhibition at the NGV (I finally made it to this last Sunday and it’s well worth seeing too).

You can see the full programme here. It finishes on the 22nd.

Meanwhile I was interested to see that at the Opening Party, fifteen of our top designers used vintage clothing as inspiration for catwalk creations – the eras covered start from J’Aton doing Victorian (1860) through to Arthur Galan with Edwardian (1900s) and onwards through the twentieth century until the last few designers created “future” looks.

harpersparadePhoto: Penny Stephens.

My favourites were Toni Maticevski recreating the 1920s in sexy flapper style and Aurelio Costarella with silvery, glamourous 1930s: a look we’re sure to see more of. The first pic is of the assembled group – all images are courtesy of The Age.

maticevskiPhoto: Penny Stephens.

costarellaPhoto: Penny Stephens.

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