Day three of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week concluded with a sea of outrageous and very memorable garments on Sunday evening as models showcased the work of Australia’s future designers.
The graduates and final year students pushed creative boundaries to entertain and impress the audience with their unique take on upcoming trends.
The pieces were met with a mix of shock and awe, ranging from bizarre fur coats and boxing gloves to edgy jumpsuits and roughly cut gowns – all thought to be a glimpse of what’s to come in the Australian fashion industry.
The emerging designers from RMIT University featured their work on runway one, while students from FashionMasters, Box Hill Institute, Kangan Institute, Holmesglen Institute and Whitehouse Institute of Design showed their artistic work on runway two.
The garments were a blend of emerging trends and artistic flair, with feature looks a blend of heavy daring pieces and fresher outfits that alluded to the coming Spring season.
While MSFW is all about sunny inspiration for Spring and Summer, the work of the emerging designers was somewhat darker than expected.
Earthy tones, blacks and greys were common on the catwalk, a quirky twist on the trends that have been appearing on the Spring/Summer runways of late.
Glitzy leotards, hairy cuffs and oversized suits were among the many outfits, with racy gowns, bold headpieces and fiery red jumpsuits also making an appearance.
Studded green fur jackets, conservative black pieces and sheer layered dresses wowed the audience, along with Student designer Evelyn Li’s recurring theme of boxing glove shaped attachments and accessories.
Audiences were also invited to attend the Emerging Designer Market, where fashion fanatics were able to browse the clothing, accessories and jewellery thought to be the next big things in the fashion and design world.
In addition, attendees were able to visit other runways, activities, films and a range of different exhibitions.
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week will run until September 4th at the Melbourne Town Hall.