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Fashion Week Favourites with Kate Gaskin – Zimmermann and Magdalena Velevska

by Jenny Butler
Tuesday 15th May 2012

Today we’re up bright and early with Kate Gaskin and off to the Koskela showroom to see the latest looks from Zimmermann (so gorgeous as usual!). TDF favourite Elke Kramer has a new jewellery range which Kate previews today, and we finish the day with drinks at dusk overlooking the harbour, before seeing Magdalena Velevska runway show. Sounds like being a fashion editor is a LOT of fun! Thanks Kate!! – Jenny x

Zimmermann at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Photos by Lucas Dawson.

Up early Tuesday morning (so un-fashion!) to head to the Zimmermann show at the beautiful Koskela showroom in Rosebery.

Thankfully we were greeted with coffees and pastries (courtesy of Kitchen By Mike) to pep up our spirits in prep for the show.

The collection, titled ‘Clique Clique‘, was made up of the sort of pretty dresses and separates we have come to know and love from Zimmermann, but with a slightly darker and sportier edge.

Soft florals and delicate laces were mixed back with sporty elements (hoodies and bomber jackets), sharp fabric splicing, graphic paint splatters and punk-inspired jewelry, giving the viewer more to think about than the obvious pretty exterior.

Zimmermann at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Photos by Lucas Dawson.

Unfortunately two of my favourite Australian designers, Dion Lee and Lover, were not showing on schedule at fashion week this year so when I got a call from Golightly PR to go and view their new collections you can imagine my delight! Whilst completely different in design aesthetics, both collections were each amazing in their own way.

Also being shown were some intricate, hand-crafted pieces from jewelery designer Elke, Camilla and Marc‘s new collection, and some cute new season menswear offerings from Vanishing Elephant.  If you’re not familiar with their stuff it’s definitely worth checking out – classic designs with a quirky edge and really great price points. Big ups to the pharoah print surf shorts and 80’s style short-sleeve print shirts that will be hitting stores for summer!

Clockwise from top left- Camilla and Marc‘s collection in a summery sorbet colour palette, Lover looking cool in beautiful blues and white and the new collection of Elke rings.

Another highlight of the day was the Magdalena Velevska presentation. A beautiful night out on the balcony of the Maritime Museum, it wasn’t until the lights went down and the music started pumping that everyone stopped gazing at the incredible view and turned their attentions to the runway.

Overlooking the harbour at dusk from the balcony of the Maritime Museum.

Everyone that knows me well is aware of my big love of most things fluro, so this show had special appeal to me!  There were a few pieces in a bright acid yellow palette that caught my eye on the runway, although unfortunately the reality is I’m not too sure how many wears I’d get out of a fluro yellow jumpsuit! Despite that there were some beautiful pieces with great attention to detail, and for the most-part very wearable too!

Magdalena Velevska at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Photos by Lucas Dawson.

- Kate x


by Jenny Butler
Tuesday 15th May 2012

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