Rain, rain go away, the fashionistas are right here to play.
Fortunately the climate did oblige for the opening of Australian Fashion Week on Sunday, and Sydney-designer Dion Lee's outside showcase, in entrance of the sails of the Sydney Opera Home, went off with no hitch.
"It's an enormous honour to have the ability to open the schedule and it's an incredible venue that we've had, so I really feel very grateful to have had the expertise," Lee advised AAP backstage after the present.
It was the designer's fourth time displaying on the iconic venue and he revealed on Sunday he can even be designing the brand new uniform for Opera Home employees.
Having labored on his resort assortment for 9 months, Lee stated he all the time had the Opera Home in thoughts and was unconsciously impressed by the venue because it marries nicely along with his sculptural shapes and tailoring.
"I used to be conscious that this was the place I wished to current the gathering and inadvertently that influenced how we put the gathering collectively, the color palette, the textures, the atmosphere," he stated.
The gathering featured menswear for the primary time and opened with a give attention to fits and structured tailoring.
It quickly transitioned into extra fluid traces with flowing asymmetrical satins and slouchy vivid knits, significantly within the womenswear, earlier than ending with some placing white flowing attire.
The Opera Home uniform will likely be prepared in a few yr and Lee says his resort assortment is an efficient indicator of what to anticipate.
"I don't know the way brightly colored it will likely be however undoubtedly there will likely be parallels within the tailoring and the cuts and silhouettes," he stated.
Australian movie star designers Pip Edwards and Lindy Klim attended the present whereas musician-turned-designer Joshua Mullane took benefit of the style set milling across the Opera Home to unofficially present off his new label earlier than Lee's present.
Mullane, the son of rugby league nice Greg Mullane, arrived with a bevy of punky-trying fashions who strutted alongside the highest of the Opera Home earlier than being hustled away by safety.
* Australian Fashion Week takes place in Sydney from Could 14 -19