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melbourne fashion week 2019

posted on September 05 2019

We are honoured to be part of the opening runway of Melbourne Fashion Week 2019 at Melbourne Town Hall.

This year, we showcased garments from our Resort 20 collection, which we presented in Paris earlier in the year. Fashion ambassador and international model Adut Akech Bior returned home to open the runway show wearing the nevenka circle dance dress.

Inspired by Rosemary’s ancestral roots and the circle dance, the kolo, which is the oldest form of Croatian folk dance, the collection is an embodiment of freedom of expression. Dance. Costumes. Storytelling. The women wearing long white embroidered dresses with very heavy aprons tied at the waist. Peplums. Full circle materials dance with life. Pure white textured pleated skirts and blouses and underskirts create mystery. The embroidery is very intricate. Hand made and in the colours of red, white and blue. There are clouds in the sky. Their bare feet touch the ground. Present in nature. Heavily embellished jackets and vests are like coats of arms. Intricate patterns and cut lace work aprons and scarfs decorate waists and beautiful faces.


millinery pieces for the runway were commissioned and handmade using remnants of fabric by melbournian millinery jill

creative hair director james nicholson for kevin murphy australia

make-up mecca cosmetica

adut’s make-up by justin henry beauty

we invite you to scroll down to the end for full video. 

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“2019 is our 25th year and over the course of the event, we’ve showcased established designers, helped launch the careers of new talent, been a platform for creativity and innovation all highlighting the city’s love for fashion and design. To celebrate this milestone, we’re honouring some of the country’s most iconic designers at our Opening Town Hall Runway.” — Melbourne Fashion Week

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