Melbourne Fashion Week’s Premium Runway 3 opened with a bang. Models walked across a pitch-black stage and posed, illuminated only for a second by a stark, blinding flash.
This minimalist, artsy opening prepared the audience for the show that was to come, featuring new designs from labels Asilio, JASONGRECH, MISHA COLLECTION, Nevenka, Nicola Finetti and DEMKIW (previously White Suede).
Runway 3 saw spring-wear taking a step away from the flowing florals we’re seeing everywhere, and instead offered its viewers a more structured, dramatic approach.
Asilio played with textures and simple patterns to create tailored dresses with off-shoulder and statement sleeve detail.
Fun and flirty were two words that sprung to mind about Nicola Finetti’s new collection, with florals, metallics and sequins characterising fitted dresses.
MISHA COLLECTION was playful and the most wearable for every day, with cute playsuits and dresses made from velvet, featuring cutouts and ties. A lace bomber and pant set caught our eye too, definitely a winner with us.
Nevenka explored a more dramatic approach to springwear, with layers of sheer fabric in hues of pink, blue and yellow put together to create big dresses garnished with even bigger ruffles and bows.
Lace overlay, billowing skirts and big sleeves came from JASONGRECH. Details played an important part in this collection, with feathers, ruffles and rhinestones adorning garments.
If you’re a black on black kinda gal, DEMKIW have the perfect spring dress for you. Sheer panels, long slits and lacing characterised this collection, for the girl whose aesthetic channels American Horror Story Coven.
Photography: Lucas Dawson