It wouldn't be the first day of Afterpay Australian Fashion Week without arctic conditions. For 2023, the weather stuck to tradition. Now that AAFW has officially kicked off, we sent keen-eyed photographer Myles Kalus into Carriageworks to stake out the best street style emerging on the scene. Because while it's true that the lion's share of fashion is happening on the runway, we can't deny how much pleasure it brings to see the way these collections are interpreted from one individual to the next.
So what does Australia's fashion set wear during its busiest week? Influencers are stepping out in all their worldly goods, while editors are keeping it pragmatic and uniform. Since day one began south of 12 degrees, attendees opened the week rugged up in artful layers. Kalus managed to capture regular RUSSH faces like Olivia Suleimon, Yasmin Suteja and Elodie Russell, along with RUSSH March digital cover star Sophie Wilde. As we rolled into day two, AAFW-goers hit their stride, pulling out colour and throwing on dresses as they marched to Aje, Bianca Spender and Erik-Yvon. As for day three? It began with a presentation from Sarah & Sebastian, followed by a landmark debut from Ngali. Day four brings with it the AAFW debut of Verner, styled by our Charlotte Agnew, while Albus Lumen, Nicol & Ford and the debut of Speed awaits us later in the day. And Alix Higgins signals the beginning of the end on day five, followed by Wackie Ju, Next Gen, Haulier and later, Caroline Reznik.
Below, we bring you the best street style from AAFW 2023. See all our favourite looks from day five.
RUSSH is your best source for all things Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2023. Refresh on all the details, including show schedules, locations, plus the history of Australian Fashion Week with this AAFW guide. In terms of what to expect from the week ahead, RUSSH has welcomed the inimitable researcher, stylist and fashion commentator, Kim Russell, into the fold as guest editor during AAFW. Read up on Russell's trajectory in fashion so far, as well as her hopes for AAFW here.