Unfortunately, this particular fashion week happened to fall at the tail end of winter. A season I do not get along with at all.
Combine that with a previously manic week where I started a new project; I was not prepared or motivated to put outfits together. There would be no ‘fashun’ this trip.
I managed to muster up one look for the first night (here) then reverted to comfy jeans, a knit and slides for the remainder of the week. I may have messaged Sam of eco.mono with a picture of me wearing my trusty ugg slippers asking ‘can I wear these?’ to an event. She said no.
Ah well. There’s always next time!
Despite my lack of interest in dressing for the occasion this year, I had a great time hanging out with some of my favourite boss babes who come from all corners of the ethical fashion industry and the clothes shown on the runways (that I went to) did not disappoint.
I saw more ethnic diversity on the runways than in previous years.
Image via ABC
This year’s show lineup also included ‘Access to Fashion‘ a show dedicated to featuring a cast of models living with various disabilities put together by writer and disability advocate Carly Findlay.
Overall though, the majority of the models are still quite young and impossibly tall and slim, but we can’t expect an overnight miracle can we?
The highlight of the week for me was seeing a definite trend towards putting ethics and sustainability at the forefront of every new collection.
Designers are opting to manufacture locally, despite higher costs and many are using recycled and upcycled materials, creating clothing which is both stylish and wearable. No signs of the ‘hippy’ vibe which continues to plague the conscious fashion industry.
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