Summer Fashion

Antigua Tie Neck Floor Length Dress

Antigua Tie Neck Floor Length Dress

My daughter and I spent yesterday afternoon at the Fashion Weekend here in Sydney. My 9 year old seems to fancy herself as a bit of a fashion designer and is always sketching outfits usually targeted at her age group. If anyone has tried to shop for this age group you will see that she may have a very big future. The clothes seem to either be really old or really young and mother and daughter end up battling it out with no-one winning.

Zippora Floral Dress

Zippora Floral Dress

The Fashion Weekend didn’t have any clothes suitable for the tweens but we did sit down and enjoy two of the many fashion parades which were running over the weekend event. The first was Long Summer Days and the second was Hot Summer Nights. What impressed me was the colour on the catwalk. As we were waiting for the show to start, I looked around at the audience and decided that everyone wearing solid black had to leave. That would’ve left about 10 people in the 200 chairs.

Achilles Pleated Shift

Achilles Pleated Shift

You know, colour often starts on the catwalk and then a season or two later (or even less with today’s technology) these colours are transplanted to our homewares and paint colours. This excites me no end as there is promise of moving away from the safe neutral tones and injecting some life back into our surroundings.

Pink Coral Tube Dress

Pink Coral Tube Dress

So I am inspired to continue to embrace colour. What do you think? Can you see these colours making a splash in your home?

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