Autumn is here and if you are looking for some winter essentials and don’t want to spend a fortune updating your wardrobe then here are some affordable options. I recently attended the VAMFF ‘Target Rocks The Runway’ event where they had some really great pieces on the runway that you could incorporate into your winter wardrobe and won’t cost you an arm and a leg! Here are some of my must-have items that can be mixed and matched for all occasions.
A New York-based model and DJ, Alexandra Richards is the daughter of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and model Patti Hansen. The 27-year-old blonde bombshell was in Australia to launch Voodoo Hosiery’s winter collection and Kate Waterhouse caught up with her to chat about her career, growing up as rock royalty and being daddy’s little girl.
The final day of Fashion Week saw Alice McCall celebrate 10 years in the fashion industry. Alice McCall’s ’14/15 cruise collection, titled In My Dreams We Were Flying, was inspired by the surreal and infinite possibility of the lucid dreaming. The collection was pretty and delicate with soft pastels, glitter, cutouts and digitalised feminine prints. Working within a soft spectrum of powder blue, pistachio green, carnation pink and lemon chiffon; silhouettes included sweetheart rompers, jumbo scalloped skirts and cameo necklines to the more minimal; sculpted neoprene dresses, bomber jackets and bonded futuristic sweaters.
Bec & Bridge spring/summer ’14/15 collection, titled Due North, saw gorgeous prints and contrasting textures in layered knits, wrap dresses and figure hugging separates.
Ginger & Smart’s signature look of tailored dresses and graphic digital prints hit the runway as part of their Spring Summer 2014/15 collection, titled Dualism. The sleek, polished, wearable collection consisted of pencil skirts, fluttering blouses and evening dresses in a mix and match of materials, prints and textures.
Dion Lee II was another highlight on the MBFWA calendar. This is the first time that Line II, which retains many of the main lines’ signatures but at a lower price point, got a formal runway airing at fashion week and the collection didn’t disappoint. The relaxed and totally wearable collection consisted of loose tailoring, hints of denim and minimalist designs.
Bianca Spender’s Spring Summer 14/15 collection was ladylike with a twist. Her collection explored the space of dreams through her signature floaty ethereal pieces but also incorporated a sultry touch with low backs, mid drifts and slim fitting pantsuits.
Titled RIO, Jayson Brunsdon’s SS14-15 collection embraced a festive spirit with a runway that featured a sexy carnival theme. There were ra ra skirts, body con short dresses, short skirts and shorts! The sexier look included plunging necklines, ruffled hemlines in metallic’s and juicy colours of orange, lime and tangerine.
MATICEVSKI ready-to-wear SS14/15 collection was a standout during MBFWA. The beautiful collection consisted of luxurious detailing and soft fabrics in both linear and A-line silhouettes, in ultra-romantic hues. The collection also consisted of futuristic pieces with sporty touches such as racer-back tops, trousers and skirts.