Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending the Fashion Capitals of the World Runway Show as a part of the cultural program of LMFF, which featured the brightest emerging designers from the Australian Academy of Design and its European exchange partners. The theme of the runway event was ‘My City’ whereby the designers drew inspiration from the individual styles of their cities, Barcelona, London, Melbourne, Milan and Paris. The result is an original array of incredible, emotive garments with unparalled creativity. Here are a few of my favourite looks from the night.
Marco Russo, was hands down my favourite. The complexity of his lines, pureness of his textures and expert juxtaposing techniques captivated my leather/fur lust from first glance. A true Milanese, employing only the most supple hides, demonstrates a utilitarian style that is both modern and luxe. When I researched a bit more about the designer, it was not surprising to find that he is currently working at Prada in Milan. Only the best for the best.
Ah, don’t you just adore young and talented designers! Unbridled imagination, unreal ingenuity, unbound by commercialism! Can’t wait to see what else these bright fashion geniuses come up with!
Where: Melbourne Central
Wear: Zara shirt, vintage blazer from Milan, Diesel jeans (last seen here), vintage brooch, bag, belt and shoes