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Above L-R: Alice McCall, Toni Maticevski and Colette Dinnigan. [Images via Dawson/LMFF]


Last night I attended the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF), to check out the Runway 7 show hosted by Harper's Bazaar. In front of a jam-packed house and an extremely long runway at Central Pier in Docklands, some of Australia's brightest stars shone. Alice McCall (London's new fave friend) got the younger set cheering with her poppy girlish minidresses, neon socks, and elements of body-con design in simple, clean lines. Toni Maticevski offered up an elegant collection that focussed on the details in fringing, draping, gloves and patterned hosiery. Finally, Colette Dinnigan blinged it up with Aztec gold sparkly cocktail dresses, capelets, and Balmain-esque cut-out pieces, embellished with chains and sequins.

For more catwalk highlights from LMFF, read on...

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Above L-R: Josh Goot, Sass & Bide and Ksubi. [Images via Dawson/LMFF]


Earlier in the week Josh Goot proved why he is making his mark on the international circuit (despite being dumped by Myer this week) with a tie-dyed fest. In keeping with his casual, wearable designs, he clashed colours in psychedelic prints.

It was great to see Sass & Bide back on the runway, with an '80s/bohemian inspired collection choc-full of dark creations such as long military coats next to fun, care-free streetwear.

Ksubi had many folks on the edge of their seats with a casual, graphic-orientated pieces. The '80s was also very much alive with sliced vest tops, long dye ink socks worn over skinny jeans, and loud digital print jackets. Models kept their cool with a surfboard tucked under arm.