Thursday, 1 September 2016

The best of the Australian Runways in 2016

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 
& Mercede-Benz Fashion Week

Photos Lucas Dawson 

Spring Summer in Australia isn't complete without Camilla. This year on both of these runways we saw Camilla signature kaftans and swimwear.

In 2016 Steve May brings a little boho to the shift dress and kaftan.

David Jones parade had a youthful sexy look. Wrap dresses, sheer fabrics and cutouts are on trend.

As always J'Aton delivered their usual class and sophistication with lace and embellishing.  

Alice McCall never disappoints and in 2016 she delivered on trend embellishments and patterns on black with lace and sheer fabrics.

Bec and Bridge's Collection was filled with gorgeous neutrals and classic cuts.

Aurelio Castarellio was as on trend with the nude look. These neutrals are simple with little pops of embellishing.

Dion Lee again hit the neutrals trend on the button with these looks, with fringing, tassels and sheer fabrics.

Keepsake's designs in blush and whites with sheer and simple cuts are something we all need in our Spring wardrobe.

Thurley's collection was full of bold laces and dramatic heavy embellishing that will be going on your Spring bucket list! 

Swimwear for 2016 came in all shapes and sizes from the previous Camilla range to Billabong's great rash vest options. Perfect for covering up in the harsh Aussie sun.

Billabong from the VAMFF (Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 

The most on trend and wearable pieces from the runways at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
These will inspire your Spring Summer Wardrobe. 

Leading on from the VAMFF we'll start with the swimwear and resort wear.

Bondi Bather bold prints and sheers are perfect for Summer 16!

Cynthia Rowley hit it out of the park with these 3 swimwear options.

If geometric patterns are more your thing. These rash vest swimsuits are a must have.

Resort looks were abundant at the MBFW.

Once again Camilla wowed audiences with their tropical tribal look. 

Ginger and Smart combined class with fun with these looks. 

The kaftan look by Ginger and Smart.

Cynthia added her own colourful boho look to the mix.

Akira delivered romantic whimsical kaftans with botanical prints.

AJE combined wearability with gorgeous sheers.

Karla Spetic gave us some soft lavender hues. 

Bec and Bridge combines the texture of the camel tones with the neutral and flesh tones so much on trend.

Bec and Bridge also gave us some completely original trends for this year! 

Some of the most wearable trends from Bec and Bridge are the one shoulder, shoulder cutouts and sheer soft fabrics in once again the neutral tones. 

By Johnny pushed the design and cut principals with these gorgeous creations. 

Femininity was a theme you couldn't ignore by CMeo Collection 

Daniel Avakian

Dixon Lee feminine neutrals.

We are Kindred's collection was whimsical and feminine. 

For a more bold look Steve Kahlil showed us how to do glam.

2016 Australian Runways bought to you by Lily Online Magazine. 
Photography by official photographer Lucas Dawson.