Every year, Fashion Palette searches out the best Australian and international talent and showcases the latest looks in clothing and accessories to the who’s who of the fashion world.
The Fashion Palette Spring Summer 2015/16 brought together world-class designers, including Elle Zeitoune, Thomas Lazar, Nadz and Alin Le’ Kal and for those who couldn’t make it to the runway (I’m sure your invite simply got lost in the mail), we spoke to the Founder of Fashion Palette, Sonia Mefaddi to get the hottest trends for next season.
1. Structured and Embellished Suits
This was seen on the Alin Le’ Kal runway with sharp blazers that were cinched at the waist and had heavy stones embellishing the shoulders and sleeves.
This summer, it will all be about the ruffle. Arthur Galan sent models down the catwalk with royal blue ruffles on the shoulder, giving the garment a Spanish feel. Roxcii, on the other hand, adorned evening gowns with soft tulle ruffles along the hemline of her gorgeous pale gold dress.
Girls, it’s time to start working those arm muscles, because strapless is making a comeback. Elle Zeitoune designed a number of strapless gowns with sweet-heart necklines. The top of the gowns were corseted and belted at the waist, giving the models a smooth and sleek silhouette.
4. Purple and Gold
Embrace your inner royal with glittering gold and purple hues this spring. Thomas Lazar interpreted this trend by dressing the models in gowns with full skirts and plunging necklines, making a focus on the décolletage.
5. Egyptian Queen
The peplum has all but disappeared this season in favor of the Cleopatra gown. For this trend, think muted metallics, front panels, Phoenician-inspired embroidery and long sleeves.
Fashion Palette is an annual celebration of classic and Australian emerging innovative designers. Launched in 2009 by Sonya Mefaddi, the event was designed to fill a gap in the Australian fashion industry for local designers to promote and grow their brand internationally. The event has now expanded to both New York and Dubai.