I went to 34 shows. Yep, I'll admit it, I counted! And although I undeniably went koo-koo, ohmygoshitssoamazing at all of them, there's ten collections that truly stood out. Whether it be for their wear-ability, their insane atmosphere or just their quirky wow factor, here's ten shows that stole fashion week:
P.S I took the photos myself with my new camera- super proud!
1. Jennifer Kate
Was memorable for... its innovative use of fabrics and it's wearability. Get in my closet NOW!
What made the pieces so wearable were the classic, yet fashion-forward shapes. Some memorable pieces I have my eye on are a burnt orange bow crop-top and midi-skirt, which was sat on the perfect line between quirky and glamorous. Jennifer Kate's eclectic coloured pieces convinced me that the two piece co-ord trend is here to stay.
2. Bondi Bather
Was memorable for... its ability to have me grinning non-stop.
'Hello kitty, you're so pretty!' The Hello Kitty music blared out of the deck, the jamming DJ rocking Hello Kitty Print. Who was sitting in the front row? HELLO KITTY! Duh! As someone who went through a little (ok, I admit it: huuge) Hello Kitty phase, this show delightfully pleased my inner 12 year old.
Hello Kitty meets Victoria's Secret? It shouldn't have worked but it somehow delightfully did and I enjoyed watching the refreshingly curvy models strut their stuff as I gobbled on fro-yo. With jagged angel wings, endless Hello Kitty motifs and a whole lotta swimsuit shapes, this show lifted my mood to a sky-high level.
But somehow I will never understand why Timomatic was in the front row? (Translation to international readers: reality TV formed, male pop star with the cringiest of names).
Was memorable for... its stunning, avant-garde drama.
They truly presented structured modernism in a 100% creative way. The only question I would ask is: where on earth could I wear this?
4. Joanna Johnson
Was memorable for... its old school Hollywood glamour.
You could hear the literal gasp as the finale dress started the runway circuit. And who could blame the audience? Wouldn't you love to get married in this? I put this one on reserve Joanna!
Was memorable for... showing you all the crazy stuff you have floating around your head.
I'd heard crazy, fluffy awesome things about this brand. And as I read the card on my seat, my excitement grew ten-fold. The collection is 'what Lolita and Ariel would wear in a slow-motion pillow fight in your pink gelly crystal castle’.
6. Michael Lo Sordo
Was memorable for... the stunning, fine details.
As the models glided past the single rows of guests, the human eye could pick up the incredible artistry and detailing in these exquisite pieces; every fine pleat and ruffle.
This was indeed an art exhibition, for the artistry Lo Sordo presented once again enforced his incredible talent for molding fabric. Lush berry and crisp white tones enhanced the expensive-looking pleats, ruffles and layers. It was like sitting in a fairytale made of fabric.
7. CS Edit x Kirrily Johnson
Was memorable for... its commercial nature
The collection was Cooper St's first creative collaboration with renowned designer Kirrily Johnston. It featured lush, soft nude tones that whispered a Grecian vibe, whilst high ruffle necks and burnt orange prints injected a certain 70s vibe.
I could bet my bottom dollar that there's a piece for every fashionista in this collection. For the minimalists, there is a selection of lush white shirts and pinstripe pieces. Whereas the more bohemian lady can select from geometric 70s prints and flowy Grecian dresses.
This was certainly a high street collection was a drop of high-fashion mixed in if I've ever seen it. I'll be checking out Cooper St, credit card at the ready, when this collection drops in October.
8. Kate Sylvester
Was memorable for... Prints and textures
9. Steven Khalil
Was memorable for... it's timeless, feminine beauty
10. Manning Cartell
Was memorable for... sheer atmosphere
Bring on the next fashion week