Since 2009, Fashion Palette has been showcasing a broad range of Australia's best new designers at New York Fashion Week. This iconic presentation provides rising talents a venue to showcase their collections to industry-elite. It also allows for the buyer, bloggers, and editors to see new work on the cusp of greatness. Each season Fashion Palette showcases both women's ready-to-wear as well as bridal and couture, and Joonbug.com was lucky enough to grab front-row ok second row seats to the event!
This year's show featured sixteen emerging designers, each with a different vibe and style. We were particularly impressed with the flowy feminine aesthetics of Lisa Kelly, Rumar by Rochelle and Isabel & I. Though the collection’s were distinctive, vibrant silks, touches of lace, and fluid shapes were themes that translated between each presentation. All and whole the collections shared a distinct nature of immaculate craftsmanship, with each piece exemplifying the care and creativity with which each designer had made it.
The bridal and couture collections were nothing short of stunning as bold drapery and delicate embellishments whisked down the runway. Phillappa Galasso wowed us with striking lines and innovative silhouettes. Leah Da Gloria showcased some of the most uniquely beautiful bridal-wear that we have seen. Many of the collections are made by-hand in Australia, and the attention to detail is nothing short of striking.
What is most unique about the Fashion Palette experience is the opportunity to see such a varied display of designers in one setting with such an open theme uniting them. To learn more about the talent shown at this year's Fashion Palette, check out their website. With an over-flowing cup of creativity and innovation from this year's collection, we can't wait to see what next season will bring!
All photos courtesy of Anabella V Photography.