Big blazers, bold boots, baggy jeans and bright colours. The Fashion Week season has come to a close, so here’s an overview of what happened at Fashion Week abroad this year. We’ve summarised the vibes, pick of the shows, best dressed guests and where on James St you can shop the looks.
First things first: Copenhagen.
Copenhagen Fashion Week took place from August 9 – 12 and was nothing shy of spontaneous.
Overall vibe: Bright, bold, colourful. This is the energy we all needed to come out of winter hibernation.
Our pick of the shows: GANNI. The show was called Joyride, and definitely fit the brief. Beginning with models riding bikes down the runway, wearing the cult favourite GANNI leopard print, you couldn’t help but feel excited for spring. The collection heroes the perfect summer mini dress in various prints and styles. We’ll take one of each please!
Our favourite piece: 3D Jacquard A-shaped Zip Mini Dress
Best dressed: Emma Chamberlain in GANNI x Levi’s
You can find GANNI in store now at Camargue.
Next stop, New York City.
NYFW took over the city from September 9 – 14 and gave us some of the best street style looks to date.
Overall vibe: Oversized, artsy, 90’s
Master of androgyny, Australian designer Dion Lee stepped outside of the norm and bought us some edgy yet tropical, industrial yet chic looks. The majority of the pieces were crafted out of a wetsuit like material with A LOT of cut outs. Think chic business style that’s ready to rave…
Sister-in-law duo, Veronica Beard, had their second ever runway show in history. Their vibe was colourful with lots of textures, focussing on suiting and sets. Serving up the perfect looks for the working woman, their focus was comfortable pieces that can transcend from day to night seamlessly.
Aje debuted a selection of carefully curated looks from their Spring Summer ’23 campaign at an immersive presentation in the heart of Manhattan. From classic Aje frills to fresh floral prints, Aje’s newest collection is eye catching the say the least. Taking inspiration from the rich Australian landscapes, the collection was showcased on mannequins surrounded by native eucalyptus plants, all while serving an Australian inspired menu, which of course, included a remix on Vegemite toast and mini pavlovas.
Favourite Dion Lee garment: Green leafy dress. It is as interesting as it sounds.
Favourite Veronica Beard piece: Yet to be released, baggy, dark wash denim jeans with a fitted white button up and a chunky gold chain belt. Effortlessly chic.
Favourite Aje item: Hot Pink Mini Dress – it’s loud, just the way we like it in NYC.
Best dressed: Chriselle Lim in Aje – baggy, baby pink low waisted trousers, with a cropped baby pink ruffled cami. You can never go wrong with a matching set.
Just touched down in London Town.
London Fashion Week was from September 16 – 20 and safe to say the sun came out to play in this rainy city.
Overall vibe: LFW23 hosted some fabulous designers, who really upped the ante on locations. From abandoned hotel mansions to sports centres and even car park basements, models were walking anywhere and everywhere, strutting their stuff in some of the most memorable looks we’ve seen so far.
Special mention: Thanks to Molly Goddard for bringing back the cowboy boot – yeehah! Molly made feminine frilly dresses masculine, challenging gender norms – how 2022 of her. Endless frills, sheer slip dresses and tutus worn by men and women, were styled with bright, bold boots. If there’s one thing we didn’t know we needed, it was fluorescent blue cowboy boots. Molly Goddard take our money!
Head into Camargue to shop the latest Molly Goddard pieces!
Ciao, benvenuti a milano.
Milan Fashion week spanned from September 20 – 26 and it was one to remember.
Overall vibe: A bit of fashion with a side of pasta had all the A-list celebrities hopping on the next flight to Italy for Milan Fashion Week. We saw the likes of Paris Hilton closing for Versace, Kim Kardashian debuting her first designer collection with Dolce and Gabbana and the icing on the cake, Naomi Campbell and Carla Bruni making a nostalgic return to runway walking for Tod’s.
Celebrity spotting: Our favourite celeb moment from Milan would have to be the supermodel queen herself, Kate Moss, making her return to the runway walking for Bottega Veneta. Moss wore slouchy denim jeans, a white tank and a blue flannel shirt. Definitely one of the more relaxed looks of the show, but we aren’t complaining. Comfy and casual but make it high fashion? Yes please.
Emily in Paris – team Cami or team Emily?
The Eiffel tower was sparkling for Paris Fashion Week from September 26 – October 4. The Hadid sisters definitely dominated PFW23. Bella stopped life as we know it as the whole world watched her get dressed by spray paint. Nothing short of iconic.
Our pick of the shows: Isabel Marant threw it back to some of her best 90’s looks. Think: low waist leather skirts, lots of embroidery and a touch of crochet. The show featured a range of different men’s and women’s looks, styled to perfection. Fan favourite Marant styles were back with vengeance, strutted down the runway in multiple colour ways – if it’s not broken, why fix it?
Best Dressed: Hadid sisters. Both of them, because how can you pick just one? Gigi made camo cool again in an oversized bomber jacket worn as a dress. Bleach blonde hair with white washed camo was definitely the most striking look of the show. Bella wore a timeless little black dress and gave major Kate Moss/ Sienna Miller 90’s supermodel energy as she walked her way down the runway – obsessed.
Be as chic as the Hadid’s and shop Isabel Marant in store at Calexico.
Special mention: Zimmermann’s PFW23 show ‘Wonderland’ took inspiration from an old Sydney amusement park which was dismantled hundreds of years ago. The collection is a refreshing take on frills and florals, featuring rollercoaster hemline skirts, carnival stripes and balloon sleeves, while still fitting the luxurious Zimmermann brief. As the models walked, Sydney DJ Mimi XU played background beats, remixing the voices of iconic Aussie females such as Rose Byrne, Naomi Watts and Kylie Minogue. With pictures of Tamarama printed on a range of beautiful dresses and skirts, the show was Australian at its core – paying homage to where the Zimmermann sisters reside.
Favourite Piece: As amazing as all the clothes are, we are obsessing over the silk/satin printed mini bags – the ultimate summer accessory.
Favourite Look: Wonderland Floral Corset styled with Cargo Pant in Cream with a Twisted Towel folded clutch. Terry towelling is back and better than ever!
Stay tuned for collection launch dates at Zimmermann.
October 20, 2022