We have been back in Sydney for two days and with jet lag, flu that I picked up along the way, pouring rain and loads of laundry, I have only ventured out once to go and fetch my watch that has finally been repaired after a very very lengthy stay at the jeweler. While I was out, I had a quick browse around and it is interesting to see some the things I posted from New York last week in the stores here already. Specifically the metallics and boxy silhouette tops.
Thurley in David Jones have beautiful displays of metallics, both the regular gold and silver and a lovely cobalt blue. All these metallics are supposed to be worn as day wear, not just evening wear but I think our mindsets are so stuck in the rut of seeing them as evening wear I wonder if we will be able to change and wear them during the day. I know it’s a concept I struggle with. Maybe younger girls get it, I saw one of them wearing a lovely light gold jacket over layered prints when I was in the city and it looked very good.
The boxy sixties silhouette is in evidence at Theory, Veronica Maine, and Country Road. I am still not sure how I feel about the shape.
This top looked good with these tie or foulard patterned trousers. There are still lots of slim leg printed and patterned trousers around, some in beautiful shiny silks and satins.
I have been looking at the collections coming out of the fashion weeks and found these Antonio Marras tweed jackets and pants quite interesting. I like the idea of maybe updating a tweed jacket or skirt that you already have with lace and embroidery and giving it a new look. Once again this boxy silhouette is evident.
There are a few things being shown at the Fall collections that I just don’t get. Maybe it’s my age, I feel like a grumpy old lady complaining about this but I just don’t see the point of these enormous jackets that make you look like an 80’s American football player, sleeveless jackets that do nothing for your shape and open toed long boots. I absolutely love the fabrics, textures, embroidery and length of all these boots but why would you do them with open toes. Having been in New York during the last blizzard and having been freezing cold, I can’t see the point of open toes letting the cold in.