Don't cry because Melbourne Spring Fashion Week is over, smile because it means Spring is here. All of the stunning pieces seen on the runway, which were making us long for warmer weather, come bearing good news—it's finally here. It seems that this year, many of the designers kept their pieces on the same page, creating a seamless runway show that fused together beautifully. If you're looking to welcome the warmer weather ahead-of-the-pack and to bare some serious skin, look no further then our #MSFW Top Trend Report.
All that sparkles and shines was on display during this year’s Modern Love and Contemporary Runway. Designers kept their metallic hues to a simple palette of bronzes, silvers and golds; whilst focussing on the combinations of pattern-work and fabrics to create stunningly eye-catching designs. While well recognised designers, such as Ginger & Smart and Gorman opted for a more paired-back approach to their metallic ensembles; relatively new labels Matcho Suba and Neo Dia wowed the crowd with their equally stunning, head-to-toe metallic designs.
#2: Soft Hues
Pastels for Spring? Groundbreaking. We've heard it all before and see it coming every year; however the soft hues on display this years MSFW was a pleasant surprise to what we're used to. Hues of pinks and purples stole the show, with designers One Fell Swoop's whimsically dreamy approach to Spring pastels grace the runway, as well as stunningly crafted muted rose designs by Yeojin Bae and her playful Parisian chic second line, YB J'Aime.
And all the Melburnians squealed with excitement because monochrome is still on trend! Black and white made a strong appearance in the Opening Gala, as well as the Modern Love and Contemporary Runways. Designers such as Life with Bird, Alice McCall and Asilio the Label showcased beautiful monochrome designs, and enticed us to step-out of our comfort zone with a playful mix of monochrome prints and patterns. However the mother of monochrome, Bec & Bridge, did not disappoint with countless black and white designs strutting out onto the runway.
#4: Bold Colours
Want to make an impact? Then this season’s hottest trend is the one for you; Bold colours. The Opening Gala saw bright and bold designs from none other than Australian-loved Carla Zampatti. Celebrating 50 years of design, Carla Zampatti put on a stunning show which saw vibrant pinks, canary yellows and electric blues fill the runway. Alongside her, during both the Contemporary and Modern Love shows, designers Alice McCall and Gorman exploded with colour, prints and vibrancy.
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Image credit: Neo Dia (1 & 2), One Fell Swoop (3 & 4), Carla Zampatti (5 & 6), LifeWithBird (7 & 8), Gorman (9 & 10), Ginger & Smart (11 & 12), Alice McCall (13 & 14), all Sabine Legrand for The Urban List