When it came to daring styles and avant-garde techniques, designers at Australia Spring/Summer 2012-2013 Fashion Week brought it. Not only were bright makeup, hair, and nails just about everywhere, but the real showstoppers proved to be the elaborate headpieces. See how the Aussies compare when it comes to beauty trends for warm-weather times.
While we may be in the midst of Spring's warm-weather wares here, Australia just kicked off its Spring/Summer 2012-2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this week. Some of our Aussie favorites like Zimmermann, Bec & Bridge, and Alice McCall debuted their easy, breezy collections this week, and we're excited to see which trends will emerge victorious Down Under. So far, Ksubi presented an edgy mix of denim-and-leather ensembles, Whitney Port showed sweet separates with an LA girl sensibility, Romance Was Born opted for a bold David Bowie-meets-Peter Pilotto vibe, and designers Ginger & Smart and Magdalena Veleveska sent out cool neon pieces that put a refined spin on bohemian style. Ready to take a closer look? We've culled the best looks from this week's notable lineups, so click through to catch up on Australian Fashion Week now.
The US and Australia are working off of totally different seasonal spectrums: while we experience Fall in September, the Aussies start their Spring around the same time. That's why they're currently in the midst of showing Spring 2011 collections — and we spotted some beautiful and fresh designs for you to check out. Peruse our slideshow to see all of the best looks, from the likes of Zimmermann, Lover, Bec & Bridge, and Karla Spetic, so far!
Riccardo Tisci casts longtime personal assistant, former fit model, and transgender friend, Lea T., along with models Mariacarla Boscono, Joan Smalls, Ming Xi, Catherine McNeil, and Malgosia Bela for his fall 2010 Givenchy campaign.
"You’re not exploited in front of an artist, you’re exploited when you have to work in a boring job."—Olivier Zahm defending Terry Richardson.
Bill Wackerman takes over the business side of W magazine.
Versace has been awarded a $20 million payout in a counterfeiting case against "wilful counterfeiting and trademark violations".
Plus-size models picketed Australia Fashion Week, claiming designers only cast skinny girls.
Decades founder Cameron Silver is launching an affordable line of denim with 16 styles priced at $99-$119.
Rosemount Australian Fashion Week 2010 is happening down under as we speak. Dozens of forward-thinking Aussie designers including Rachel Gilbert, Bassike, Camilla, and more, have sent down pieces that are awe-inspiring, yet totally wearable. Here are three looks we really like — the badass ballerina by Story by Tang, the sexiest one-piece by Seventh Wonderland, and this funkalicious look by Lisa Ho. Proceed for more.