The lovely people at Myer recently extended an invitation to yours truly to attend their Autumn/Winter showcase, being held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton.
With the sun setting, cocktails were served to the 'who's who' of Australian celebrity. Actors, designers, footballers & socialites mingled in the foyer, anxiously awaiting not only the new season that fashion powerhouse MYER had to offer, but also the return of golden girl Jennifer Hawkins to the catwalk, after a short disruption as the face of the company.
The likes of Lillian Frank, Leona Edmiston, Tottie Goldsmith, Wayne Cooper, footballer Matthew Richardson, Brynne Gordon (in a killer pair of Emporio Armani shoes), Geoffrey Edelsten, Rebecca & Chris Judd and Charlotte Dawson sat front row as actor Vince Colossimo introduced the collections. Standing before a dramatic scene, the runway was fashioned to look like a hidden inner city alleyway.
Jennifer opened the show for Arthur Galan AG, in a sizzling red strapless side frill belted gown and JLH for Siren tan suede pumps, while Jess Hart wore a long leather dress with sheer back, also with a Siren shoe.
Great to see flame haired model Tiah Erkhardt walking the runway in this show - I just love her and she brings a little something different, don't you think?
Jess Hart walked with a simmering sensuality for Wayne by Wayne Cooper, and I love this vid as you can see Wayne sitting in the front row, admiring his work. Jess is wearing a black beaded shoulder dress with Siren shearling ankle boots.
Jennifer appeared in Charlie Brown wearing an animal print bodysuit, faux fur vest, Princess Charlotte jewellery and one of the most interesting accessories of the evening, a lace eye mask. Watch Jen rock this look for Charlie Brown.
In my opinion, one of the standout collections of the evening was Simona. Showing metallics in bronze, gold and silver, the upcoming season is simply inspirational, with on-trend floor-length full skirts swinging as models walked. Cant wait to get my hands on this range!
And of course, all good things must come to an end, with a sizzling finale paired back to the sounds of Portishead - absolutely magical.
Big love goes out to Kate Keane Publicity & Events for the invitation. Thankyou for making it all possible!
Note - all vids taken are no more than approx 20 secs maximum, short but sweet!