After last year’s cancellation, due to the pandemic, Australia’s most loved fashion designers were back on the runway…. for Australian Fashion Week 2021.
We had the privilege to attend Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2021 Resort ’22 Collections at Carriageworks in Sydney, to preview all the amazing looks from well known and emerging designers for the coming season.
This year we saw a focus on sustainability and diversity, with fashion designers creating genderless garments, showcasing models of all ethnicities, sexuality and sizes gracing the runway.
We also saw First Nations designers, making history with the first runway show featuring only First Nations talent. From models to back of house, front of house and performers.
We were moved to tears and honoured to pay our respect, with a standing ovation…. this first ever seen at Fashion Week!
WELCOME TO COUNTRY
Designs by Grace Lillian Lee
Designs by Sown in Time
Designs by Nungala Creative
first nations and designs finale
Notable trends were spotted on the runways. From fun and frivolous big billowing silhouettes to slinky silks and oversized tailoring…. texture on textured layers, satin & sparkles.
70s INSPIRED SILHOUETTES
A kaleidoscope of colour, fabrics, patterns and prints were key trends in Yousef Akbar, Mariam Seddiq and Romance Was Born shows.
ROMANCE WAS BORN
Key trend to incorporate into your Wardrobe for the coming season are relaxed suiting, a slip dress, a headscarf, a big bow, and a myriad of colours. Such as Bondi Born bringing us beautiful Summer vibes…
The relaxed suiting trend for the season are collarless blazers, loose trousers and soft wrapped blazers as seen on the runway in the St. Agni, Maara Collective and Oroton shows. To get the look think oversized, big and comfy.
The 60s style headscarf as seen on the runway in the Oroton show, Bondi Born show and Macgraw show. This is a statement trend and a perfect opportunity to pull out your silky square scarves to get the look.
Massive dramatic bows were seen in the GINGER & SMART, Rebecca Vallance and Alice McCall shows. Add a bow as a feature to your outfit to get the look.
ginger & smart
VOLUME AND SHIMMER
Shimmering fabrics, sequins & diamantes were a huge trend on the runways with designers Yousef Akbar, Alice McCall and Rebecca Vallance creating statement dramatic shimmering silhouettes.
VOLUME AND MORE VOLUME
And if all else fails and you want DRAMA, COLOUR & VOLUME then Romance Was Born is bringing a big statement vibe….with voluminous tiered dresses as a major feature in their collection.
We are so proud to share and be part of showcasing Australian fashion designs with you.
SBJ TEAM x