Melbourne Fashion Week 2017 has officially come to an end and The Plus Ones were there to farewell the week long festivities at Premium Runway Closing.
The final runway was magnificently presented with floral arrangements suspended in solid ice blocks, a union of the changing seasons, farewell to winter (yes, we have had enough of you now) and a big welcome to the beauty and colour of spring. Like a slow dance floor scene from an 80s romance film, dry ice swept over the runway. The atmosphere was electric.
Scanlan Theodore opened the final runway for MFW 2017 with a stunning soft pink feather taffeta skirt teamed with a lace ruffle blouse. A vibrant red pleated rib polo dress with emerald cross front stilettos made a statement, while the pieces with sheer lace and floral oozed femininity.
Australian sisters Beth and Tessa MACGRAW presented a collection with a subtle vintage vibe with sweet 1960s style head scarfs and a 1970s-esque Altitude jumpsuit. The white Alchemy dress was teamed with MACGRAWs unique chunky ant boots, and went from simply feminine, to feminine with some serious edge.
Bianca Spender opened her collection with a tailored modern trench in lavender, paired with pointed flats. A crepe sleeveless jacket in cobalt with matching wide leg pants had a masculine feel whilst the halter silk Iris dress oozed cocktails on a rooftop bar.
Luxurious silk velvet in cerulean blue and green featured largely in the collection of Dion Lee, the pieces were solid and bold. There would certainly be no disguising yourself in the Artillery Drape Camo Dress!
The collection by Michael Lo Sordo was eye popping. Red featuring in every outfit. Silk and satin floor length skirts with cutouts on the hip provided a perfect contrast to the red tights, the look completed with gold heels.
Romance was Born ended MFW 2017 in an explosion of colour. The Aura Aurora collection featured stars, colour dipped tassel fringing, sequins and spots in every colour. It was the perfect end to Premium Runway Closing.
Red glitter eyeshadow complimented red lips and gone was the tousled hair, replaced with a masculine, slicked down do.
Melbourne Fashion Week 2017 welcomed esteemed, established and aspiring Australian and International Designers and Artists. The result was an extraordinary display of talent through fashion, design, floristry, sound, illustration and performance.
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.