As we come to the graceful closing of this years Afterpay Australian Fashion Week, at RUSSH, we finally find time for some quiet reprieve. From volume and drama at Jordan Dalah to draped grecian sirens at Ginger and Smart, trends were definitely apparent and it seems as though post-covid; designers are slowly reemerging as times return to normalcy. Fresh new faces walked the runway and whether it was raw or timelessly refined, AAFW held space for all. From the likes of strapping up at Alice McCall or shimmering minidresses at Rebecca Vallance, RUSSH editors round up the top trends as seen from the runway at AAFW 2021.
Drama and Volume
Massive volumes took centre stage at AAFW, with several designers going dramatic with billowing and ballooned silhouettes gliding down the runway. We saw bold swells of colour at Yousef Akbar and volume with eccentric bustling at Jordan Dalah. Voluminous tiered dresses walked Romance Was Born, a heavenly prediction into what we can expect for seasons ahead.
A Grecian Drape
Ginger & Smart
Wrapped, draped and cloaked - heavenly swaths of cloth transformed models into grecian sirens with stretches of fabric floating down the runway at Ginger & Smart, Yousef Akbar and Beare Park. Softly feminine and gently tucked and gathered, a favourite upcoming trend for RUSSH editors, one we'll surely embrace.
Stripped Down and Strapped Up
We first saw it with Christopher Esber and now we see its resurgence everywhere. Baring all and strapping up was a highlight this AAFW with designers Alice McCall, Rumer and KITX all following in pursuit.
All That Glimmers
It seems with the world slowly returning back to normalcy, everyone is dressing for nights out. Big statements in glitter, shimmer and sequin were made all throughout AAFW, from provocatively shimmering sheers at Yousef Akbar to the shortened glittering hemlines at Rebecca Vallance.