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The Moments You Missed At Australian Fashion Week 2024 | ELLE

Australian Fashion Week is one of the most hotly-anticipated events in the sartorial calendar, and for good reason. From history-making runways, to trend-setting street style, there’s no shortage of creative inspiration to be had at the week-long event. 

Of course, with this year’s schedule jam-packed with up-and-coming designers and prolific brands, and a host of fashion’s elite making their way to Carriageworks to witness it all, it can be easy to miss some of the week’s best moments.

But we’ve got you covered. Below, all the best moments from Australian Fashion Week, as it’s happening.

At Albus Lumen, What’s Old Is New Again

Albus Lumen. Image: Getty

Opening the 2024 schedule was Albus Lumen, with their resort 25 collection, Rebellion. Presented to a crowd of 600, designer Marina Afonina delved into the archives, deconstructing and reimagining past designs to bring them back to life.

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Albus Lumen. Image: Getty

Our favourite moment? Models walked on clouds, via ballet slippers crafted from the softest silk.

Viktoria & Woods Makes Their Australian Fashion Week Debut

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Viktoria & Woods. Image: Getty

For their first time on the Australian Fashion Week schedule, Melbourne brand Viktoria & Woods didn’t hold back. A blend of 90s minimalism and easy-to-wear elegance was on the agenda here, expertly executed via sleek column silhouettes, smart suiting, and standout evening wear. Footwear was another highlight, perhaps signifying a return of the sock and sandals trend, via leather knee-length socks worn with open-toe heels. 

The Next Generation Of Designers Make Their Mark

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Arguably one of the most exciting benefits of Australian Fashion Week is the unique ability to foster new and emerging talent. Case in point? The Next Gen show, sponsored by DHL, which introduced us to Amy Lawrence, Emily Watson, House Of Campbell, and Potirakis.