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Wednesday 18 May 2011

Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, 2011 - key trends, by Lucinda Burtt

This guest post is from Lucinda Burtt, blogger behind the beautiful site Thrift & Thread at www.thriftandthread.com

Check it out, and enjoy the gorgeous photography and layout.

Lucinda has kindly written a guest blog post for Josie's Juice readers, posted below. Enjoy the read, and the stunning fashion photos:

Prints, pleats, brights and whites. If the spring/summer 2011/12 collections presented at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week are anything to go by, these are the trends we’ll be seeing when we’re shopping for swimwear instead of scarves.


Over the years Josh Goot has established himself as a master of digital prints and this much anticipated spring/summer collection was no exception. Working again with graphic artist Shane Sakkeus, his streamlined dresses and billowy tunics became canvasses for paint splatters and jagged smears. Staged in an industrial cavernous space in East Sydney, Goot presented his prints alongside candy stripe dresses and technical neoprene ensembles signalling a welcome return for the label.


Pleats have been trending for some time now and they simply dominated the RAFW runways. At Magdalena Velveska the sharp knife-pleats were softened by diagonal cuts and uneven hems in a range of ice-cream hues mixed with monochromatics. Strong tailoring and an eye for detail make this young designer one to watch.


From fuchsia to fluoro orange, cyan to cobalt, lemon yellow to lime, brights lit up the catwalk in an array of dazzling shades. Leave it to Gary Bigeni however to work bold colour into the kind of wearable essentials that would easily slip into any woman’s summer wardrobe. Cerulean blue was paired to maximum effect with burnt orange – another of RAFW’s favourite shades – as well as turquoise and in bold stripe. Elsewhere the master of draping mixed tomato red with buttery leather and dove grey in the shape of streamlined jackets, fluid dresses and basics.


A summer favourite, white made its mark throughout the summer collections from streamlined shifts to flowing Grecian goddess gowns. Working with their trademark textiles, emerging label Uscari presented a dramatic collection in pristine whites, creams and blush peach. Layering was the order of the day with silk dresses paired with stretch cotton singlets and open knit weaves making this white collection anything but cliché.

To read more of Lucinda’s thoughts and see some of her backstage RAFW photos check out her blog Thrift & Thread at www.thriftandthread.com

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