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The Hot Fashion Trends from Melbourne Fashion Week 2019

Melbourne’s premier week for fashion and style, Melbourne Fashion Week, has come and gone once more. What we’ll be wearing over the next six to twelve months stalked the catwalks and presentations throughout the seven-day celebration of style. Here are the hottest trends from Melbourne Fashion Week (many made right here in Australia!) that as a personal stylist, I’m looking forward to styling my clients in this season.

Women’s Tailored Suits

The pantsuit was once the staple of the 90s “power woman” trend – made famous by then First Lady Hillary Clinton and mega-star talkshow host Oprah Winfrey – but they’re making a resurgence in the twilight of the 2010s. A comfortable, chic, and understated style that use tuxedo or blazer style jackets over a blouse or top that matches the overall colour.

TOP PICK: Viktoria and Woods Impressionist blazer and trousers (made in Australia)

IMPRESSIONIST BLAZER

TOP PICK: Veronika Maine jacket and trousers (made in Australia)

Pink – Pastels, Lollypop, and Neon

Whether it’s pink from head-to-toe, a burst of colour, or just an accessory, pink is back for Spring 2019. Melbourne Fashion Week mirrored the cornucopia of pink strutting New York runways, with pastel and powder pink the choice of designers Mark Fast and Dolce & Gabanna. Ruffled raspberry, bubblegum, and fuchsia evocative of flowers have been seen on Lady Gaga, Gisele Bundchen and even some haute couture men’s fashion.

The Hot Fashion Trends from Melbourne Fashion Week 2019

TOP PICK: Scanlan Theodore pink silk tank

The Hot Fashion Trends from Melbourne Fashion Week 2019

Lavender

One of the hottest pastels this season, lavender made a big splash at Melbourne Fashion Week. Whether in casual 80s throwback outfits or paired with well-worn denim, lavender is a great colour for spring and pairs back well with your wardrobe neutrals.

The Hot Fashion Trends from Melbourne Fashion Week 2019

TOP PICK: Witchery blazer

The Hot Fashion Trends from Melbourne Fashion Week 2019

TOP PICK: Arnsdorf Skirt (made in Australia)

Margot Skirt - Mauve

Puff and Dramatic Sleeves

Puffy, “dramatic” sleeves that evoke the late 80s-early 90s fashion of films such as Working Girl and Pretty Woman are making a comeback in blouses, blazers, and dresses. Paired with vibrant accessories, it can lend almost any outfit a feminine, flowing look.

TOP PICK: AJE blouse

The Hot Fashion Trends from Melbourne Fashion Week 2019

TOP PICK: Country Road top

Gathered Sleeve Crepe Top

Bermuda Shorts

Bermuda Shorts were invented by the British Army for tropical and desert climates; and they’ve been adapted to fashionable civilian life at Melbourne Fashion Week. Pleated, ruffled, and hanging just over the knee is a style that’ll be out and about at beaches this summer. I’m loving the return of the cut-off jeans also, a look that definitely takes me back to the 90s! If you’ve still got an old pair of Levis 501’s in the wardrobe, give it a try!

TOP PICK: AJE shorts

The Hot Fashion Trends from Melbourne Fashion Week 2019

TOP PICK: Trenery shorts

Poplin Pleat Front Short

Shirt Dresses

Bold, dynamic, and sassy, shirt dresses are a natural extension of the pantsuit trend seen at MFW. Fashion stylists will recommend puff sleeves, knee-high boots, or belts, it can go from grunge to glamour; the options are endless.

TOP PICK: Camilla and Mark shirt dress

The Hot Fashion Trends from Melbourne Fashion Week 2019

TOP PICK: Trenery shirt dress

Cotton Poplin Button Through Dress

Mid-Century Modern Feminine Style

Mid-century modern style ranging from the 30s to 50s in ruffles, floaty fabrics like linen, layers, and longer skirts are back in for the season. It’s a return to the old school, vintage look that will inspire this season’s Spring Racing Carnival.

TOP PICK: Arnsdorf dress (made in Australia)

The Hot Fashion Trends from Melbourne Fashion Week 2019

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