Friday, 12 April 2013

(MBFWA) New Generation

Take note because these are the new kids on the block! The New Generation runway in Day 5 of Fashion Week Australia showcased a mixture of young emerging designers. Most of them are recent graduates from Whitehouse, TAFE or other fashion colleges and I was just stunned by their vision and talent. There were a few techniques and silhouettes seen repeatedly so in order to avoid a massive post, I will break down their collections by trends.

MBFWA, New Generation, Day 5, Jaime Ashkar, SS 2013/14, runway, tailoring, suits

MBFWA, New Generation, Zhivago, Tristan Melle, SS 2013/14, runway, tailoring, suits

A major trend seen not only in this show but in fashion week altogether. Sharp suits were seen paired with provocative bralettes and there was an emphasis on strong shoulders. More masculine and boxy shapes has also made a return to the runway which should see itself translated into many summer 2013/14 wardrobes. This was mainly focused in Jamie Ashkar whose collection featured clean geometry and textures and also Zhivago who encompassed a robust and tailored aesthetic.

Colour & Prints
MBFWA, New Generation, Desert Designs, SS 2013/14, runway, Aboriginal Art, prints

MBFWA, New Generation, Natalie & Sarah, SS 2013/14, runway, colourful, prints

Keeping with Desert Designs aesthetic inspired by Indigenous art, their prints were symbolic on one hand but on the other; contemporary and very funky due to the bright colours. This is a label that is much needed in the fashion industry since it reflects the rich culture of Australia before white settlement.
Young graduates Natalie Foran and Sarah Lim from Natalie & Sarah presented a youthful collection which saw a toughened perspective on the 'mod' era. Neon hues of acid yellow combined with sheer materials and sharp silhouettes made this a stand out collection that would really appeal to the young and stylish.

MBFWA, New Generation, Tristan Melle, Faddoul, The Letter Q, florals, pastel, tulle, gown, SS 2013/14, runway, silk organza, feathers

A soft approach to femininity was prevalent overall. Tristan Melle presented a mixture of feathers and silk organza ruffles along with a subdued colour palette of lemon and camel.Whereas Faddoul experimented with another aspect of softness by designing a romantic collection of pastels and florals. The Letter Q unveiled a soft gothic angle taking inspiration from gothic architecture and structure. I loved the final black gown with the layers upon layers of tulle.

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  1. This was a fun read! Loved your analysis!

  2. Love the Jamie Ashkar pieces! Great summary!

  3. I think Tristan Melle was a standout! Loved all pieces in the collection...pretty original and very pretty <3

  4. wow beautiful clothes

  5. What a gorgeous collection! I cna't pick a fave - they're all fab!

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