It’s time to dust off your flares! The Myer Autumn/Winter show has just kicked off in Melbourne, and there are flares and felt in sight!
While the monochrome of seasons past still dominates, splashes of winter colour, like mustard, burgundy, cobalt and midnight blue popped against the minimal white set. Designed by the creative geniuses at Gloss Creative, the “perfect backdrop” featured mirrored vertical ‘blades’ that shifted from black to white.
Stunning Jennifer Hawkins (Miss Universe 2004 and Myer Ambassador) opened the iconic fashion launch, dressed in a Toni Maticevski crisp white pant suit with flared pants, teamed with a midriff- baring silver top and felt hat. The model/television presenter/entrepreneur/brand ambassador/superstar later closed the show in a figure-hugging, wishlist-worthy mustard Alex Perry gown.
Jen was joined by 40 other models, and they showcased more than 200 new looks, create by Australian designers such as Maticevski, Perry, Arthur Galan, Yeojin Bae, Ellery, By Johnny and Jayson Brunsdon.
Myer’s male ambassador, Kris Smith joined the catwalk ranks, sporting this season’s new looks for men, including trench coats, knits and slim fit suits. The male model/television presenter was resigned to defending his recent rumoured weight gain (after holidays), and had this to say,
“There are no conditions in the contract. That is left up to me, so I stay fit and healthy – and that is the focus.”
While designers Maticevski, Cue, Arthur Galan and Karen Walker all referenced 1970s trends, their looks were contrasted against feminine ’50s and ’60s silhouettes featuring full and slimline midi skirts from By Johnny, Alex Perry and White Suede.
The highly coveted, best-view front row seats were filled by Myer faces Lauren Phillips, Jodi Anasta, and newly signed ambassador, Rachael Finch (3rd runner-up, Miss Universe 2009).
UK’s Topshop has just released a “capsule collection of ’60s, ’70s, and ’90s – inspired pieces that nod to British music history for Nordstrom as a part of the retailer’s Pop-In@Nordstrom series.” This features seasonal hits like A-line skirts, suede jackets, flared trousers, and stacked heel leather loafers for women, and knit polos, bucket hats, and slim blazers for men.
This latest style revival begs one question – what’s gone around that’s next due to come back around?
What do you think of the 70’s trend?
By WSS contributor, Melissa Buckle.