Aussie designers spring surprises at New York Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham uses pops of fuchsia for effect.
Victoria Beckham uses pops of fuchsia for effect. MEHDI TAAMALLAH

LOOKS seen in the spring collections shown at New York Fashion Week have been similar to the pops of colour being seen in parks around Toowoomba.

Top designers, including Australian names Zimmermann and Sass & Bide, will make up nearly 100 shows and events over the eight days of fashion, which kicked off last week.

New York's Mara Hoffman sent out a "gang of rainbow warriors", with pieces inspired by colour, light and happiness.

Keeping it a little more understated was Victoria Beckham, who once again received praise for her simple yet chic collection.

Watched by husband David Beckham and daughter Harper, Victoria's collection was full of mainly black and white, with a few pops of fuchsia to brighten it up.

Gown-designer extraordinaire Monique Lhuillier once again showcased a show filled with breath-taking dresses using an abundance of coral, red and orchid to create the glamorous collection.

Prabal Gurung used pop art as inspiration.
Prabal Gurung used pop art as inspiration. Louis Lanzano

Celebrity-favourite Diane von Furstenberg attracted the likes of Jessica Alba, Sheryl Crow and Rachel Zoe to her show, where she sent out a playful and edgy collection filled with prints and colour.

New York Fashion Week Spring Collections

  • Will include eight days of 92 shows and events at the Lincoln Centre in New York.
  • More than 100,000 guests, journalists, buyers and members of the industry will visit the centre.
  • It is estimated that $40 million dollars is annually contributed to the Lincoln Centre area and over $860 million dollars to the city of New York from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week guests.
Spring was in the air in Mara Hoffman's collection.
Spring was in the air in Mara Hoffman's collection. Uncredited

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