Most wearable collections
14 Jul 2023

On the runway at Australian Fashion Week

Fashion weeks can deliver a cavalcade of fashion that evokes the reponse ‘who would wear that’?

Fortunately, during Australian Fashion Week, while there was colourful and riotous fashion on the runway (read more here) the highly wearable collections dominated.

Here are some of our favourites.

wearable & affordable

One of the most wearable and affordable collections came from Cue. If you are tall and statuesque the off duty and after five maxi skirts are for you. You will also enjoy the body-hugging ankle-length dresses.

If you are petite the crop tops and mini dresses will look stunning on you. For those with curves there is boxy jackets and fabulous military inspired casual wear. The loungewear looks are for anyone looking to create a sophisticated look.

Another affordable collection that offers highly wearable workwear is Henne. The silhouette is inspired by the 80’s and will suit those of you who like a structured and polished work look. The full-length vegan coat is particularly fab.

a is for accessible

Other highly wearable collections interestingly all came from brands whose names start with an ‘A’ – Acler, Aje, Anna Quan, Albus Lumen, and Alemais.

Acler’s largely monochrome looks that moved from a muted palette of neutrals to hot pink used pleating to add volume and military inspirations to interest. If you like a sophisticated take on minimalism this collection has looks to explore.

Aje like Acler offers stylish workwear and off duty looks. The style is simple and unfussy. It is perfect for layering or if you want throw and go looks that give you confidence. The predominantly black, white, and neutral looks will make a statement when paired with statement jewellery. Tiffany cuff anyone?

Anna Quan offered softly structured and tailored pieces. This brand skews to the smaller sizes. The focus is on fitted and flattering styles of monochrome looks.

Albus Lumen’s collection will feed your desire for calm sophisticated and stylish looks. This collection while more expensive delivers luxe fabrics that frame your body perfectly. These clothes tell the world you are in charge and that you know what you are doing. The black, white, and cream palette of classically styled looks will serve your well season after season.

Alemais offers colour and drama, but this is teamed with highly wearable seperates and dresses. The mini dresses nip in at the waist while the maxi length column dresses talk comfort dressing while making a statement. No accessorising is needed. These are looks designed not only for comfort but to get you noticed.

prioritise wearbility!

Joslin Studio toned down the colours compared to Alemais while offering highly flattering silhouettes. Bianca Spender similarly focussed on wearability for most body types.

For a preppy take on casual wear try Haulier. The looks will get you noticed without screaming Ralph Lauren Polo. Whereas NZ designer Maggie Marilyn is less self-conscious and more fun. Her countryman Wynn Hamlyn offers a rock chick edge.

90’s minimalism

Three overtly body conscious collections came from Sir, Beck & Bridge and Bondi Born. This perhaps suggests ‘wearability’ is in the eye of the beholder.

Each of these collections offer pieces that diverse body shapes could embrace. Sir’ minimalism was elevated by gorgeous pops of colour. This very streamlined of collections is for those of you who are toned and terrific. St Agni is slightly less body conscious, but its minimalism in looks and palette will speak to you if you prefer your fashion with a 90’s edge. Bondi Born parlays cool girl chic but there are pieces for every women to embrace in this collection.

Dicover more Australian style here and Australia designed and made fashion here. Learn about the resort 2024 trends from Australian Fashion Week here.

Contact Bottlegreen and Yellow Personal Stylist to book a complimentary chat about finding the brands that will enable you to create your ideal style.

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