04/30/09. Sydney, Australia. Photos: Gaye Gerard/Getty Images.
This season's Rosemount Australian Fashion Week is happening as we speak and, because there are only about ten shows, will also be over before we know it. Although ten shows does not a Fashion Week make, we think it's worth keeping up with--the smaller designers deserve a chance too. That said, Sara Phillips, for her Fall 2009 collection, showed the kind of moody purples and plums that we saw from so many designers this season. Her usage of transparency and velvets made the outfits more dynamic with texture. The great thing about Australian Fashion Week is that the runway shows correspond with our current season, thereby indulging our need for instant gratification. For instance, Phillip's color palette and usage of texture is something we're pretty excited to employ straight away.
Backstage & Runway. Rosemount Australian Fashion Week. Fall 2009. Photos: Lisa Maree Williams.