New York, NY (September 12, 2017) — New York Fashion Week got invaded by Aussies this afternoon. Fashion Palette was back and better than ever displaying catwalks from eight incredible designers from down under here at Pier 59 Studios.
Australian fashion always has a carefree, wearable vibe that is often overlooked on the flamboyant New York Fashion Week runways. Fashion Palette aggregates top designers from their home country of Australia to show each year under the bright catwalk lights.
Opening the show was Sabo Luxe, an industry favorite from last year’s Fashion Palette runway. The SS18 collection was inspired by the essence of a summer vacation. Sultry silhouettes in girly patterns had guests envisioning a steaming summer night under the stars with a cocktail in hand. Pieces flowed in dusky sunset hues and a flirty aesthetic. Ultra-feminine vibes were seen throughout the collection with the use of a variety of gingham prints, ruffles, grommets, and beads.
Next up, Ashlee Lauren’s ‘Zenith‘ collection turned heads paired with neutral lingerie. This bridal headpiece designer decided to represent the concrete jungle in its enormity and vibrance with her SS18 pieces.
“Bring on this adventure; we are going to soak up the good energy, learn, connect and be totally and utterly swept away by all that this city and this experience has to offer.“, said designer Ashlee Lauren.
Showing for the first time at New York Fashion Week, Ashlee Lauren’s incredible collection of pearl and jewel encrusted headpieces astonished attendees. Foliage inspired brushed gold and pewter crowns made a statement with intricate adornments and chic shimmer.
Bronx and Banco’s SS18 collection was a blast from the past with an 80s prom inspiration and a playful attitude. Heavily embellished fabrics with a gold, silver, and neutral color palette danced down the runway. The designer focused primarily on extenuating the shoulders with exaggerated puff and bell sleeve details. Feathers, layers, ruffles, and sequins seamlessly meshed into an extraordinary yet cohesive collection.
Haus of Song’s catwalk debut demonstrated when masculine meets feminine and minimalism meets maximalist, beauty is unearthed. With a collection inspired by the clash of movement, Haus of Song proved that a clash of color isn’t something to be afraid of. These Aussies paired bright, bold yellows with eggplant and red opaque tights. Both flowing maxi dresses and structured blazers hit the Haus of Song runway in unexpected color combinations.
Guests were then guided back in time once more with Flare Street—this time to a free-spirited, psychedelic era
“Flare Street’s designs are for those who aren’t just fiercely fashionable but also have a sense of life and individuality. I want people to feel empowered and as though they are expressing themselves in their truest way.“, says designer Nik of Flare Street.
Using cosmic and lunar motifs to create a celestial narrative, Flare Street presented two distinctive color palettes. The stories of both the light playful cosmic heavens and the rich, brooding midnight were apparent through
MB the Label confirmed the artistry in simplicity. Basic colors, basic materials, and basic designers were used to instill the vision that fashion doesn’t have to date. The designers sought out to create a more high-end collection to complement their successful MBASICS range. Celebrating the female figure, MB the Label presented bodycon skirts, sheer blouses, and plunging jumpsuits in an elevated, classic fashion that won’t be forgotten.
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