My first day of Fashion Week felt a little bit like the first day of school. Nervous & excited, with no idea what you're doing, dressed in your best get up and feeling slightly intimidated by all the big kids who have been doing this for years. Day 1 was definitely the busiest of the lot, hence the truckload of photos that are to follow. It was also my first time shooting runway, and considering I was doing a Google search on how to's the night before, I'm pretty happy with the outcome! Click through for all of the fashion goodness.
TWENTY SEVEN NAMES
Kicking off Fashion Week with an unconventional outdoor show, made even more interesting due to the questionable weather conditions. Luckily, Resene helped out with rainbow umbrellas to create a vibrant shelter for the audience to huddle under. The collection featured a gorgeous winter colour palette of peachy camel tones, sandy taupes and dark navy, all paired with crisp white Vans & socks. With way too many lust worthy coats worn over long full skirts, linen trousers and cute pinafores, these pieces will already be on everyone's wishlist for next year.
The Aussie label was definitely my fave from the New Gen show that day (probably because the other two collections were androgynous men's fashion that isn't really my jam). The collection featured a clean black and white colour palette, plus a surprise pop of orange which definitely got everyone's attention. Knits, cottons, sheer panelling and leather were just some of the contrasting fabrics that featured, giving the monochromatic looks an element of depth and texture.
Hello colour! This collection makes me so happy because it's so darn bright and fun, just the way I like it. Beautiful bold coats were the star of the show, featured in various shades of blue, bright red and pops of orange. The styling for this show was also seriously on point; models were adorned with gold accessories, knotted belts and killer Andrea Moore sunnies, not to mention some seriously stunning multicoloured clutches. They also made it rain gold confetti - and confetti just makes everything that much better.
Playing on their signature dark, grungy and somewhat haphazard style, Nom*D stayed true to their aesthetic with this collection, but threw in a few new concepts as well. Along with their classic slouchy layers and ties, a few tailored pieces added some structure and integrity to it all. I was also pleasantly surprised to see soft floaty pinks walk down the runway amidst all the black, and somehow it seemed to fit right into the collection. Kudos to the stylists for putting together these intricate looks; some of those layers look so confusing, but so so good on the runway.
The day finished with the always stylish Kate Sylvester, a highly anticipated designer after last year's show stopper. Kate's AW16 collection, dubbed 'a Muse', showcased her signature lady-like silhouettes, with muted pops of colour and simple styling that let the clothes do the talking. Favourite points included the beyond gorgeous floral printed skirt, long flowing dresses and a beautiful laser cut lace fabric. Also, as if I don't already have enough navy outwear in my life, that double breasted coat is a stunner and I want it.
(All photos taken by me)