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RAFW 2010 wrap up!

Trend Report RAFW 2010
RAFW 2010 is now over and so what can we look forward to wearing this Spring/Summer season for 2010? 
Pastels are a must for this upcoming spring/summer season.  This was a huge trend on the runways and evident in collections from Dion Lee, Camilla and Marc, Arsndorf, Ginger and Smart, Nicola Finetti and that's only naming a few!  I love pastels especially lilac (obviously), so I therefore cannot wait to wear this trend!  Pastels are pretty and girlie and can add that feminine factor to any ensemble.  Pastels work well with other pastels or alternatively with creams or nudes. 
It's all about the colour nude this season...  Nudes dominated the runways and appeared in nearly every show this season.  Definitely a must in every wardrobe!   Not only were nudes evident in clothing but also shoes!  A nude heel/pump is a must this season, not only are they gorgeous, but they elongate your legs.  I'm so glad I recently purchased a pair, because they are definitely an investment piece and a hot trend this spring/summer season.
Leathers can be worn all season around and whilst they are definitely huge for winter, they are evidently becoming an essential for spring/summer too.  However, for spring/summer it's all about the neutral leathers.  Leathers can be worn to add an edgy element to a girlie outfit or as seen in the Ellery show, it can be the complete outfit, with her one piece playsuit.   
Another huge trend this season is the print.  Two evident prints on the runway included geometric and floral prints.  Whilst most prints were neutral and pastel tones, some collections this season opted for neon kaleidoscopic prints.  And how to wear prints?  If you are a little daring try mismatching prints and patterns as seen in the Zimmermann and Dion Lee show. (as long as the prints are the same texture, that is!)  However, for a more toned down look try matching prints with a neutral tone such as nude or a pastel as seen in the Arsndorf collection.  
The feminine trend of drapery was also another apparent element on the runways.  The gorgeous Grecian inspired drapery dresses appeared in collections by Bianca Spender and Lisa Ho.
Sheer clothing popped up on the runways.  In my opinion sheer clothing can lead to wardrobe malfunctions! It's the type of trend if worn correctly can make you look amazing but if not and you opt to show a little too much skin, it can turn into a major fashion don't.  Personally if you are not on the runways, then don't bare all!   Place a little top or slip under to cover those 'areas.'  Take a cue from Kostantina Mittas where she opted to use sheer to create an elegant look while Camilla and Marc opted to use sheer to create a more edgy look.
Celebrity Mania
From the front row to the after party..Fashion's elite were of course out in full force for this year's RAFW.  Editors, designers, socialites, celebrities, models, and this year's highly anticipated front rowers.. bloggers!  Whilst I was fortunate to see and meet some highly influential fashion elite, that wasn't even half!
The week started off with MAC cosmetics celebrating 15 years of RAFW
Designers Bec and Bridge
Sigourney Cantelo (Vogue Australia Beauty Editor) 
Kirstie Clements and Tim Blanks
Designer Camilla Freeman-Topper
Designers Carla Zampatti and Bianca Spender
Christine Centenera (Fashion Editor at Harper's Bazaar) and Designer Josh Goot  
The highly anticipated Alex Perry show
Erin McNaught
Jonathan Pease!
Jason Dundas
Erika Heynatz and Jodhi Mearse
Fashion's elite at the Dion Lee show (and I saw them all!)
Alex Perry
Kate Waterhouse
Jackie Frank and Napoleon Perdis
 Lara Bingle
Harper's Bazaar Blackberry White Bold Party
Lara Bingle
Didier Cohen
 Camilla and Marc
The Ruby Smallbone Show
Alyssa Sutherland and Erika Heynatz
Jennifer Hawkins
The Ksubi Show
Designer Akira
Lara Bingle
Other Shows
Jennifer Hawkins at Manning Cartell
 Kate Waterhouse at Camilla (I am in obsessed with her outfit!)
 Charlotte Dawson and John Ibrahim at Jayson Brunsdon
And now I can finally remove my RAFW 2010 schedule from my wall.
Stay tuned for Fashion Forward Weekend (with the introduction of a few of the amazing designers I met) and Fashion Weekend Sydney.