Another event I attended at MSFW was ‘Made in Melbourne.’
I wore a Karla Spetic 3 twist dress at work during the day and didn’t have time to go back home to get changed into ‘cocktail’ so I decided to buy a frock from an Aussie designer from the boutique. It was either the black Innocence dress by Gail Sorronda or the white Jules dress by Karla Spetic…guess which one I picked?
I picked the black dress because the event was ‘Made in Melbourne’ and we’re known for our noir style.
The venue was at The Trust again, I wore vintage YSL necklace and belt; Aris Geldis Paris bracelet, Repetto booties and vintage Tippy clutch.
The event was to celebrate Melbourne designers whose garments are made in Melbourne. The designers on show included Caro, Mina & Katusha, Borsha, Lisa Taranto, NeoDia, Mario Liese and Silk & Ink. The most unusual look was from Borsha whose use of vintage fabrics looked more like material scrap-booking. The model is stunning though.
The best label was NeoDia, recent RMIT graduates Gavin Lowes and Becky Chua, whose sharp tailoring and architectural designs hit all the right notes and is going to go far.
This model is one to watch, the beautiful Jessica Rose, she will be one of our models for our boutique’s runway party, more on that later =)
The photo is a little blurry but she looks a little like Catherine McNeil here. So pretty and has such a strong walk. Really looking forward to working with her soon!
Since we’re talking about budding designers and models, I must tell you about the Fashion Open Day at Kangan Institute on 15th September 6pm. If you want to be a stylist, fashion designer or milliner- head down there for a great night!
Aside from seeing Jessica Rose and NeoDia’s designs, the real highlight of the night was meeting Yeojin Bae, my favourite Australian designer whose garments are unfortunately not stocked in our boutique. She is even prettier in real life. Told her about my favourite looks from her runway and later on wished I’d told her how good her haircut looked. She told me that she used to design for SABA, that explains how she got her fine tailoring down pat. Yeojin is good friends from Gail Sorronda!
Ah, finally the end of MSFW. I haven’t had dinner at home for over a week and my house is a mess. I wrote all these posts after midnight, when my brain is no longer functioning optimally and the only substances that keep me going are chocolate and chips- hmmm junk food…