Country Road/Josh Goot/Saba

Veronika Maine/Josh Goot

Sass & Bide/Manning Cartell

Thurley/Manning Cartell

Sass & Bide/Adolfo Dominguez/Escada

Crisp and clean, bold and bright, embellished and elegant, prints and peplums, these are some examples of this year’s spring fashion trends, as demonstrated on the Chadstone runway shows. Note the polar opposites of preppy plain versus top-to-toe  sporty silhouettes counter with cultivated curves, and of course, the long and short of it. Jackets should be boxy and dresses should hug a healthy frame. Matte fabrics are set against metallics, athletic shapes featuring shoulders and arms are contrasted with bosom-enhancing and waist-embracing constructions. Oh fashion, you are a fickle thing.