Department store David Jones held runway fashion shows today for their Spring/Summer 2013 Womenswear Collection Launch at David Jones Elizabeth Street on July 31, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.
Designers who showed today included Dion Lee, Trelise Cooper, Simona, Lover, Romance Was Born, Alex Perry, Camilla and Marc, Alannah Hill, Akira, Zimmerman, Bianca Spender and Jac & Jack.
An eye-catching number by Dion Lee is the strapless blue, black and white galaxy print dress, which is teamed with a snazzy wide-brimmed fedora and black booties. Take note people, galaxy prints, masculine hats and booties are here to stay! Camilla and Marc’s blue and white print dress and separates scores points as well…
Labels such as Lover and Alex Perry are featuring pretty lace tops and dresses, popularized by the former Kate Middleton, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge during her public appearances.
Romance was Born offers a playful rainbow-hued color palette in pretty pastels which feature on cute little minis, tops and jackets. Their turquoise, navy and jade green print is pretty as well…
Akira, who love to feature Japanese-inspired prints, offer variations on a pretty parasol print for next season. Alannah Hill’s little pink suit is absolutely gorgeous as well.
If you love animal prints, Zimmerman has you covered in leopard – their strapless dress is stunning!
Many of my American readers might be questioning how a fashion show in Australia could impact us in the United States but I’ve found that the fashions in Australia often set the tone for what to expect next season!
Due to the season reversal in the Southern Hemisphere, fashion trends are ahead an entire season and will eventually be coming down to us as clothing manufacturers and other designers catch on.
Take a look at what’s on the horizon for next season in my slideshow…