Bikinis and ballgowns: Australian fashion week 2016


This year was the 21st anniversary of Australia fashion week and the first in which the event had moved from its traditional spring/summer slot in April to become a ‘resort’-themed showcase held in May focusing on beachwear and athleisure. There were more than 50 shows, with famous models including Bella Hadid and Winnie Harlow among those taking part.
Behind the scenes at Chistopher Esber and Han (both pictured above); various shows at the Runway (pictured below) including yellow swimwear and orange/purple pants by Cynthia Rowley.
Street-style outside Carriageworks … including (top row, far left) fashion stylist Nima Syeh wearing vintage leaf-print trousers, Target top, Chanel bag and ‘pearls from every aunt’; (middle row, second from right) Jordan Turner wearing a burnt orange top by Cos, bag by Massimo Dutti and glasses by Raf Simons; (bottom row, second from right) model Mimi Elashiry wearing a pink House of Cards dress; (bottom row, far right) blogger Kurt Dacheng Ji wearing a corduroy suit by Bally Resort 2016, DHL t-shirt by Vetements and Gucci slippers.
Ahead of the practise walks at shows by Daniel Avakian, Emma Mulholland and Oscar de la Renta (above); the finale of Australia fashion week 2016 by celebrated Dominican designer Oscar de la Renta (below).

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