Spring was literally in the air at Melbourne Fashion Week 2017 Premium Runway Four. A stunning floral arrangement positioned at the end of the runway was the perfect styling backdrop for the beautiful designer collections on show.
I was incredibly fortunate to have a front row seat, giving me the opportunity to see the collections up close as the models shimmied down the runway.
Melbourne-based designer Megan Park kicked off the night with delicately embroidered dresses in green, grey and blue. The collection was complimented with tie up ballet flats in bright red, which is fast becoming a popular colour trend for 2017.
Next up was the elegant designs of Rebecca Vallance. Dresses in varying shades of pink, teamed with metallic ballet flats were completed with bold accessories by CLOVER. The Gabriella spot lace mini dress was my pick for Spring Racing Carnival.
Yeojin Bae’s Provence collection was super chic. The Kamille, a black and fuchsia figure hugging chantilly lace dress with thigh high split was classic with a perfect touch of edge. Cord lace and double crepe featured largely in the runway pieces.
Thurley started their collection with a pop of red. Lace dresses, intertwined with sheer panels, intricately adorned with tassels, beading and fringing, was reminiscent of the 1920s flapper-inspired fashion. The dresses had a Great Gatsby feel and left me craving a mint julep!
The collection by Carla Zampatti had a 1980s power dressing theme with big shoulders, solid metallics and bold bows. The collection certainly had that wow factor and included statement pieces in vibrant blue and bright red, teamed with chunky gold jewellery and clutch bags by Farrah & Sloane.
Rachel Gilbert’s collection was ultra feminine. The Alvida tulle floor length dress was stunning. Incredible detail goes into the pieces, delicate polka dots integrated into the lace, exquisite beading and detailed embroidery, it’s clear to see why the collections are popular across the globe.
Melbourne Fashion Week’s Premium Runway Four wrapped up with a final walkthrough showcasing pieces from all designers. I left feeling inspired, excited, and looking for a roaring 1920s bar.
Tennille Moore is a fashion loving, adventure seeking Melburnian, on a quest to find the hottest events throughout Victoria and beyond. You can find her at @travellingsoulsister
Read our guide to Melbourne Fashion Week 2017.