Piercing sound, lights hit, beat kicks in and the audiences attention was captured. The atmosphere was buzzing as we sat on the edge of our seats anticipating the first L’Oréal Paris Runway for 2013. Expecting only the best from the calibre of designers participating in the vogue.com.au presented Runway. Suffice to say we were not disappointed.
The energy, the drama, the art was all there amongst the likes of Josh Goot, Toni Maticevski and Willow, to name a few. Models impeccably groomed with slick buns and rouge lips transported us down the runway to the sounds of Jamie xx and Grizzly Bear. Across the showcase of Australia’s top designers was an edgy take on feminine yet sleek sophistication.
Scanlan & Theodore’s powerful and sexy elegance juxtaposed agianst Collette Diningan’s romantic feminism Akiras delicate oriental infusion juxtaposed with Josh Goots bold sculpture silhouettes.
Highlights from the Runway included an impeccable Toni Maticevski white gown, statuesque with volume in all the right places, embellished gold hip sculptures, Willow’s leather minimalist bodice dress with a metallic skirt, Carla Zapatti’s white Cape and dress and Josh Goots structured yet flowing a-line skirts.
Ultimately, the Runway was high impact, completely desirable and above all another seamless fashion moment for vogue.com.au.
Don’t abandon your printed fantasies for monochrome dressing just yet, the L’Oréal Paris Runway presented by InStyle was thick with luxe fabrics along with graphic and illustrated prints. All of which were exhibited at the top of the runway enhancing the detailed artistry that these renowned designers distinguish themselves with.
Clean but sultry were the models L’Oréal looks of slicked back waves and smokey eyes InStyle presented a charming lavish runway that transported us on a worldly artisan journey. From Leona Edmiston’s Georges Seurat dress, Bianca Spender’s watercolor prints, Morrison’s and Kate Sylvester’s illustrative prints the eye was consistently inspired. Moving to the lavishness of Lisa Ho’s finale pieces of a floor length statement piece gown.
The show closed with Camilla taking us away to an artisan world far far away. Always inspired by her travels Camilla presented her signature prints, heavy Aztec beading and nods to Rajasthani tribal jewelry, perfectly wrapping up a runway created for the adventurous and artistic women who loves to dream, dare and deliver her own style.