Last week marked the end of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, I managed to snap up a ticket to see the Final Designer Series Runway 4 Show held in Melbourne Town Hall which was fantastic. A couple of years back I headed to see a runway show showcasing all of the clever student final collections, the end of the runway veered into a diamond shape and not one but three models fell into the hole.
It’s safe to say there were no tragic falls at this event just lots of color blocking, a slither of tribal influence, embroidered pieces and gorgeous flowy fabrics. Gorman and Alice McCall were among my favorites.
Upon arrival you found a goodies bag on your seat which was filled with sample products, drinks and a classy Gorman keyring. Next year I’ll be definitely snapping up a ticket to see the student collection, that’s where the fresh new talent lies methinks.
A convenient place to dine before a show in town is definitely Movida in Hosier Lane. My god they never disappoint, Spanish wine and Spanish Tapas, Y to the Yum. I inhaled the port wine roasted mushrooms. Oh yes I did.
On our way back we met an amazing group of young people zooming around on their electric skateboard. There were all kinds of boards: from cool diy builds, custom styling evolve boards to awesome electric skateboard with two wheels. Melbourn has a booming e-skateboarding community, which is no wonder considering Australia is home of some of the coolest electric skateboard designs out there.
I’ve found that having a camera in your hand really makes you take notice of the world around you wouldn’t you agree? You tend to notice shapes textures and light more, or is that just me?
I was out shopping for fabric in Spotlight over the weekend, I often like to stand in front of their mirrors and hold the fabric up against my complexion to see if it washes me out and what not, I found this mannequin just shoved behind the rack all draped in velvet, pleated and pinned to excess.