When I first started attending fashion shows I remember being amazed at how short the shows were. I think I over-glamorized the industry, which don’t get me wrong, is absolutely fabulous. But, I expected a fashion presentation to be this 30-minute-long extravaganza, and quickly realized that a designer can only introduce so much new clothing in a season, so it’s impossible to have looks that take more than 10 minutes to show. That is, unless you merge several designers into one show. That was the case of the Fashion Palette: Australian RTW SS18 Collections, which I attended on Tuesday, September 12th at Pier 59. The show featured an eclectic array of designers who showcased their pieces which ranged from contemporary chic to ultra-glitzy. Here are some of the highlights:
Ashlee Lauren debuted her accessories line of beaded crowns, necklaces and long earnings. The models mainly donned sexy black lingerie, which made me think that’s what they were modeling until I researched the designer. Although the pieces were amazing, it would have been more noticeable if you didn’t have something else to look at: the lack of clothes on the models.
The collection from Bronx & Banco was up next. I was causally sitting in my seat posting to Instagram stories, ready to ignore the first couple of pieces, until I heard the ooos and awwws of the audience who actually stood up to witness the fabulous extravaganza of bedazzled pieces that ornately glistened down the runway.
Flare Street evoked the 1970s, with its colorful line, which featured bold colors and fun prints. This line is looking to bring bell bottoms back, and some of the pants featured ruffled embellishments that danced with the models as they walked.
Below is a carousel that features some of the highlights for the other designers, including MB the Label, Elliatt, Haus of Sonf, Sabo Luxe, Alson Jade, Davroe, Torannce and Ashlee Lauren.
Fashion Palette is an Australian fashion agency that was established in 2009 designed to help fashion designers expand their businesses by hosting annual runway platforms.