Melbourne Fashion Week opened at the recently launched Le Meridien Hotel at the top of Melbourne’s Bourke Street. Set on the rooftop at the Le Splash Pool guests including MFW ambassador Ayesha Madon, Lana Wilkinson, Hannah Dal Sasso, Brooke Warne, and Olivia Molly Rogers were treated to synchronised swimming as models showcased summer fashion from swimwear to resort as well as formal occasion.
Suiting was showcased on both men and women by Dom Bagnato while Aisha Ellen showcased the classics taking us from that special luncheon to evening event! Joslin was a standout with organic cotton in electric blue from short to maxi dresses, exuding a sense of elegant simplicity and sustainability.
Collections were also showcased by A.BCH, Amber Days, Bul, Collective Closets, Commonry, Kuwaii, Liandra Swim and The Social Studio, from bold and vibrant prints to sleek and minimalist designs. Each piece was carefully crafted to enhance the wearer’s confidence and embrace the beauty of the Australian summer. Seated Poolside we were, transported to tropical destinations with flowing silhouettes, lightweight fabrics, and playful patterns.
Dom Bagnato, known for his impeccable tailoring, showcased an array of suits for both men and women. His collection exuded sophistication and style, with sharp cuts and attention to detail. From sleek tuxedos to tailored blazers, Bagnato’s designs were the epitome of modern elegance.
Aisha Ellen, a renowned Australian designer, took guests on a journey from daytime chic to evening glamour. Her collection featured timeless classics, including feminine dresses and structured separates. The versatility of her pieces allowed for seamless transitions from a special luncheon to a glamorous evening event, catering to the needs of the modern woman.
However, it was Joslin’s collection that stole the show, with its commitment to sustainability and the use of organic cotton. The electric blue hues, ranging from vibrant shots to flowing maxi dresses, created a visual feast for the eyes. Joslin’s dedication to ethical fashion was evident in each piece, showcasing that style and sustainability can coexist harmoniously.
By Melinda Sullivan.