It’s the end of an era in the fashion industry: Supermodel Gisele Bundchen retired from the runway last week.
During her 20-year career, Gisele walked for every designer imaginable. And while she could have chosen some of the biggest names in fashion for her last catwalk appearance, the 34-year old stuck to her roots and chose Brazilian label Colcci’s fashion show during Sao Paulo Fashion Week for her farewell.
With her fierce and confident walk, Gisele knows how to own the runway, so let’s take a look at Gisele Bundchen’s best runway moments ever:
2005: If people didn’t know who Gisele was before the 2005 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, they definitely knew afterwards. Gisele’s opening of this iconic show with her little red devil wings and a multi million dollar fantasy bra is one of the best runway moments in history. It’s the epitome of the supermodel-walk.
2007: One of John Galliano’s best runway shows for Dior, the 60th anniversary of Dior, was of course opened by Gisele who walked down the runway at the Orangerie in Versailles in a black suit inspired by one of Dior’s first creations from the 1940s.
2007: In the same year, Gisele opened another iconic show in an another iconic look, the metallic bustier dress by Dolce&Gabbana. It became one of the most popular dresses of the season and was seen numerous times on the red carpet and in music videos, such as Leona Lewis’ ‘Bleeding Love’.
2010: Fast forward three years and Gisele had not only married Tomy Brady, but also given birth to their son Benjamin. Only 6 months later, Gisele returned to the catwalk looking better than ever, making new mums all over the world jealous.
2014: In 2014, Karl Lagerfeld became slightly obsessed with Gisele and made her the face of Chanel No5, chose her for several campaigns, and of course also let her open his Chanel fashion show which was staged as a protest for equality. Gisele lead the way with her megaphone in head to toe knitted Chanel.
2015: All good things must come to an end. Gisele strutted her stuff down her last runway accompanied by other models wearing t-shirts with famous photos of Gisele on them. I guess you can never have enough Gisele.
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Sydney’s style set celebrated the 8th annual 30 Days of Fashion & Beauty launch this week with a glamorous pink runway show. Staged dramatically in an illuminated marquee at the forecourt of St Mary’s Cathedral, featured designers included Carla Zampatti, Alex Perry, Jayson Brunsdon, Camilla & Marc, Ginger & Smart and Akira.
This year’s face of the campaign, Cheyenne Tozzi, posed pre-show in a flattering white asymmetric jumpsuit before hitting the catwalk in a satin dress with structured trench. It was a softer look for the model and presenter, accessorised with a sparkling Swarovski jewel-toned necklace.
Showcasing designers were asked to present two looks – one from their current collection and the other being an iconic ‘breakthrough’ piece from their archives. Jayson Brunsdon’s signature Audrey Hepburn print dress featured, as well as Alice McCall’s recognisable ‘lipstick’ print top and skirt from her Resort 2015 collection.
Megan Washington provided vocals on stage while high profile Australian designers from Camilla to Alex Perry graced the runway.
Fellow models including Samantha Harris were showered in confetti (pink of course) as they closed the show alongside Cheyenne, who made quite the exit in her billowing train.
Celebs and designers in attendance included Michael Lo Sordo, Alice McCall, Bianca Spender, Carla Zampatti, Montana Cox, Isabelle Cornish and Luke Jacobz.
For the national line up of fashion and beauty workshops you can register for free to attend check out: http://www.30daysoffashionandbeauty.com.au/
Camilla Franks has announced that she will show her latest collection at the 2014 Telstra Perth Fashion Festival in September. Following her stand out show at this year’s Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, the Sydney-based designer will showcase her SS14 collection ‘In the Name of the Tribe’ for the first time in Perth on Saturday, September 20.
Renowned for her signature use of vibrant colours, beautiful prints, placement detail and quality craftmanship, Franks said she was delighted to be showcasing the CAMILLA Spring/Summer collection in Perth. “ Since opening our gorgeous boutique in Cottesloe last year, our Perth customers and fan base have embraced the CAMILLA spirit wholeheartedly and it is of great pleasure to give back with a CAMILLA show,” she said.
The most recent collection titled ‘In The Name Of The Tribe’ began in t he Vietnamese Hills and is born from the vibrant culture, natives and wildlife discovered on Camilla’s travels. “The print designs are inspired by the Hill Tribes of Vietnam, the wild kingdom and all the beauty and abundance of nature. Wearing a piece from this collection makes you a part of my tribe – the CAMILLA Tribe,” Franks said.
PFF director Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan said she was delighted to have the internationally recognised designer showcased at this year’s festival. “Camilla’s unmistakable style will be an absolute highlight on the festival calendar and we are thrilled Perth audiences will get a first look at this spectacular show and incredible collection,” she said.
Styled by Margaret Zhang of Shine By Three, this year’s runway edit presented over 100 looks from leading Australian fashion designers. Featuring discounted designer threads, it’s a smart way to preview affordable pieces that will keep you on trend this season. Here are five looks direct from the show that will instantly update your wardrobe:
An asymmetric skirt with contrasting panels
This look by Nicola Finetti with its bold diagonal lines will earn you instant fashion cred. Longer skirts with a high asymmetrical split look sophisticated and current.
This Akin by Ginger & Smart skirt is a versatile basic worth snapping up.
A piece in plaid
Bestill my ’90s-loving heart, plaid continues to have a moment. Dress it up or down. And for bonus points, follow the global catwalk trend by tying it around your waist. Look by Christopher Copenhagen.
A bodycon midriff
Not for everybody, bare midriffs and cut-out details are popular at the moment. This style works best with sleeveless athletic silhouettes. So if you’ve got it flaunt it! Those less brave can take comfort that at least relaxed fit pants are back. Look by Winston Wolfe.
A draped cape or coat
A floor-skimming pastel cape draped across the shoulders will give you instant polish. We’ve seen Hollywood A-listers giving good cape on the red carpet, but here Zhang has styled it with streetwear. And it works! Split sleeve or traditional, just keep those arms out!
A hero LBD
All eyes at the Fashion Weekend Sydney catwalk were on the little black dresses by Winston Wolfe. Have fun this autumn/winter with playful hemlines and volumes. Just make sure it’s flattering – a form-fitting LBD is a timeless staple that should see you through all seasons.
By Allison Voight and images by Voight Photography and Design
“She realised that there was no final destination, and with that epiphany, her journey really began.” Bec & Bridge’s inspiration for Spring/Summer 14/15.
“Blazing a trail across continents, both those of her heart and the earth, she took her time, invoking the spirit of those that had come before her and those that would inevitably follow. Taking techniques and elements from each land she embraced bohemia.
“In the morning it’s a modern nostalgia; layers of fluid sand and battered indigo. Textured linen and hand dyed silks – well worn leather and the lightest of denims. Contrasts that feel nothing if not nostalgic. As the sun goes down she sheds her skin and things become simple; fitted and fluid at once and exactly perfect for what the night might hold.
“An adventure. Due North.”
TALULAH presented its new Swim & Resort Crystal Tropics collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in Sydney. Show guests watched in delight as TALULAH runway team lead by creative director Kelli Wharton, showcased the new collection in a colourful parade of spring brights, elegant prints and tropical theatrics.
See the gallery here.
Hosting high profile guests including Australian actress Demi Harman from Home and Away, Layne Beachley and Kirk Pengilly, Sydney Fashion Blogger Antoinette Marie, Nikki Phillips of Styled By Phillips Blog, reality TV star Tully Smyth and General Pants creative director Pip Edwards, alongside leading retailers David Jones, ASOS, and House Of Fraser.
The spring/summer collection by Wharton came alive in a sensory overload of theatrical props, floor to ceiling printed wallpaper and exotic florals – with set design by Sarah Ellison, Interior Stylist and Real Living Style Editor and show stylist Jesse Hart.
The key spring looks of the upcoming season were highlighted with bronzed beauty features and beach swept hair by show partners Bobbi Brown, Alter Ego Italy and Essie polish. The showcase will be TALULAH’s fourth catwalk parade at Mercedes Benz fashion Week Australia, leading the designer brand into its 10th year of operation, with designs headed by TALULAH creative Director Kelli Wharton.
Showcased at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014, the Crystal Tropics collection comprises of over 150 TALULAH pieces, celebrating TALULAH print, colour and creativity in a modern bohemian story to lead the designer brand into its 10th anniversary year. Designed for exotic vacations and spring oceanside escapes, silhouettes are soft and feminine, juxtaposed with strong graphics, detailed finishes and silk fabrics to instil confidence in its wearer.
The collection will be available from July at David Jones departments stores, selected specialty boutiques and online at talulah.com.au.