The fashion fun continues.
May 10, 2022 8:22am
We may still be reeling from Bec + Bridge’s epic closing show at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week Day 1, however Australia’s style set and industry veterans have continued the fashion fun well into the second day.
Thankfully, the weather has also followed suit by turning it on and providing the perfect balmy backdrop for a series of fast-paced runway shows, talks and presentations.
On and off the runway, the fashion crowd delivered a stellar performance, focusing on soft layering, sharp tailoring and neutral colour palettes that will soon become a mainstay in our resort wear wardrobes in no time.
While the magic of AAFW is often gate kept by a select handful of fashion editors, stylists, influencers and buyers, we’re here to provide your insiders guide to the best moments to know and love from Day 2.
ELLE Insider is taking you behind-the-scenes, providing glimpses backstage, on the streets and commentary from the designers to know and love, we’re lifting the veil on this iconic annual fashion event.
Oroton’s Show Was An Ode To Sun Seekers
Australian stalwart Oroton returned to AAFW for a second year in a row after making their debut during last year’s trade event. The presentation featured a runway lined with tree trunks painted in gilded gold and crisp white, with the collection an ode to the sun seekers amongst us.
Dopamine dressing was prevalent, with bubblegum pink and canary yellow and forest green hues splashed across maxi dresses and poplin cotton shirts. Our highlight? The series of striped and stamped designs calling us towards summer.
We Are Kindred Provided A Rest And Refresh For The Week Ahead
Tucked away in Sydney’s lower north shore in the prestigious suburb of Mosman lied We Are Kindred’s Resort ’23 collection presentation.
Rather than following suit with a runway show, the bohemian inspired label chose to present a series of vignettes. Models posed in an enchanted garden to showcase the brands latest offering, providing a short reprieve from the busy week as guests indulged in sweet delights.
Matteau Called Us To The Beach
Matteu proved that often less definitely means more. Their Resort ’23 collection presentation was the perfect example of this.
Set in a stark white room, the seascape of a deserted beach provided the perfect backdrop for their summer capsule wardrobe. Despite a neutral colour palette, the collection was injected with life with the brand’s signature prints and swimwear.
With St. Agni known for their monochromatic offering, the brand shook things up with metallic hints and glimpses of skins.
Midnight hues and dreamy creams demonstrated that St. Agni reigns supreme in the black-and-white resortwear department, with the silhouettes reminiscent of the 70’s thanks to striking collars.
Michael Lo Sordo Brought Us Back To His Hotel Room
The show got off to a smashing start. Hosted at the penthouse situated in Crown Casino’s 88th floor, an elite group of editors, industry alumni and friends of the brand gathered with caviar and champagne in hand to watch on as Michael Lo Sordo presented his Resort ’23 collection.
Despite a small interruption by the smashing of a vase, the show commenced with MLS’s signature suiting, silky dresses and cut out designs sashaying across the marble hotel room. Y2K inspired diamantes were fashioned into slinky crop tops and even a Paris-Hilton approved g-string.