All The Best Bits From Day Two Of Fashion Week – Huffington Post Australia

Following the official opening of Australian fashion week with the Matičevski runway show on Sunday, Ginger and Smart kicked off day two proceedings on Monday morning.

The sister design duo founded the label back in 2002 and have solidly cemented their brand as a big Australian fashion player in the (almost) 15 years since.

Their resort 17 collection, titled ‘Voyager’, saw a well balanced mix of neutrals and bright colour, ultimately offering something for everyone in their diverse client base. Also, it looks like the ‘sports luxe’ trend is set to continue.



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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 16: Models walk the runway during the Ginger & Smart show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Resort 17 Collections at Carriageworks on May 16, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images)

“Silhouettes are wrapped, folded and asymmetrically layered to create a sense of movement and altered perspective. A relaxed sport element is hinted at through hooded jackets, racing stripes and metallic elastics. A new line of swimwear in earthy shades of jade, rust, coco and French navy underpin the graphic silhouettes,” the designers said of the collection.



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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 16: Models walk the runway during the Ginger & Smart show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Resort 17 Collections at Carriageworks on May 16, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

HuffPost Australia’s picks are the huge oversized sunhat (perfect for warding off pigmentation, if not a little impractical), designed by milliner Jonathan Howard, and the comfy-yet-cool slides in a mix of neutral leathers and raffia. Oh, and the boxy leather overnight bags.



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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 16: A model walks the runway during the Ginger & Smart show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Resort 17 Collections at Carriageworks on May 16, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)



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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 16: A model walks the runway during the Ginger & Smart show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Resort 17 Collections at Carriageworks on May 16, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)



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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 16: A model walks the runway during the Ginger & Smart show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Resort 17 Collections at Carriageworks on May 16, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

It was relative newcomer Georgia Alice‘s first Australian fashion week show after successful showings in Paris.

Started four years ago by founder and designer Georgia Currie (and worn previously by Aussie fashion icon Margaret Zang), the collection was predominantly black and white. Simple silhouettes with voluminous sleeves and cropped and off the shoulder tops (echoes of summer’s big trend last season), the range is cleverly commercial while still being cool. Peculiarly, footwear was roman-style rubber sandals with velcro straps.

Sadly a production decision was made to not have all models walk for a finale. A shame as it’s always beneficial to see the collection as a whole.



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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 16: Models pose backstage ahead of the Georgia Alice show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Resort 17 Collections at Carriageworks on May 16, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)



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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 16: Models pose backstage ahead of the Georgia Alice show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Resort 17 Collections at Carriageworks on May 16, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)



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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 16: Models pose backstage ahead of the Georgia Alice show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Resort 17 Collections at Carriageworks on May 16, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

Prominent Australian stylist turned fashion designer Marina Afonina showed her second collection under her label Albus Lumen. Titled ‘Resort 16’, the new range channels European summer, ‘drawing strength from detailed minimalism’.

Black and red-rust suede, beige linen and classic navy featured heavily, along with Afonina’s becoming-signature fringed scarves. More leather roman-style sandals and slides at this show, so we’re crossing fingers that flat shoes are as big next summer as they are right now in winter.

Picture perfect scene at #AlbusLumen today ✨ #MBFW

A photo posted by @divya_bala on May 15, 2016 at 8:46pm PDT

|| ALBUS LUMEN || For the labels second collection the aesthetic remains the same. #MBFWA #ALBUSLUMEN

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