Saturday, May 14, 2011

australian fashion week S2012 top picks & trends

For Australia, spring 2012 is all about clean simplicity.  Like this year's current spring season, white is still playing a prominent role.

Since my favorite designer is Australian (Collette Dinnigan), Australian fashion is always on my radar - something about them!  The minimalism, the crispness, the unusual silhouettes and color combinations ... love.   From viewing all the shows, there were some definite trends that made themselves clear, and I selected both my favorite and the most important that I could see.


Alice McCall; Josh Goot
 Lover; Michael lo Sordo
 Morrison; White Suede

abstract prints & florals (also paneled patterns)

 Camilla and Marc; Dion Lee
 Josh Goot
 Manning Cartell
 Michael lo Sordo
 Rachel Gilbert; Sara Phillips
 Stolen Girlfriend Club; Toni Maticevski
 White Suede; Zimmermann
Zimmermann; Dion Lee

mint blue

 Alex Perry; Arnsdorf
 Dion Lee; Gary Bigeni
Josh Goot; Alice McCall


 Ellery; Manning Cartell

one shoulder

Toni Maticevski; Bec & Bridge
Little Joe; Thurley

hidden belting

 Bianca Spender; Carl Kapp
 Gary Bigeni

metal collar necklaces

 Dion Lee; Manning Cartell

origami shapes

 Michael lo Sordo; Sara Phillips

sheer sweetheart necklines

Yeojin Bae; Dhini
Rachel Gilbert; Lover

belly keyholes 

 Carl Kapp; Manning Cartell
 Alice McCall; Carl Kapp

peach, bright orange, burnt orange

 Bianca Spender; Carl Kapp
 Dhini; Little Joe

high & narrow tank necklines

 Camilla and Marc; Ellery
 Manning Cartell; Michael lo Sordo
 Therese Rawsthorne; White Suede

complementary colors

 Bianca Spender; Josh Goot
 Romance Was Born


 Alex Perry; Bianca Spender
 Lover; Sara Phillips

slit skirts

 Yeojin Bae; Flannel
Magdalena Velevska; Yeojin Bae

mustard, butter yellow, muddy yellow

 Dhini; Rachel Gilbert
Morrison; Carl Kapp

sleeve cut-outs 

 Karla Spetic; White Suede
 Gail Sorronda; Therese Rawsthorne

dove gray

 Camilla and Marc; Christopher Esber
Christopher Esber; Morrison


  1. irrelevant for this post, but going way back to your lingerie/swimwear project,

    interesting proportions

  2. Ooh VERY interesting! I love those shapes in the back, haven't seen that before. The bottom left one... want. Reminds me of my old ballet leotard.


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