From May 31st to June 4th 2021, the eyes of the fashion world were on Sydney as Australian Afterpay Fashion Week took place. Over 40 of Australia's top designers showcased their latest collections throughout the iconic Carriageworks precinct, as well as off site shows throughout Sydney.
AAFW 2021 was the first maskless, non socially distanced Fashion Week to take place across the world since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The knowledge of this created a refreshing and uplifting feeling that could be felt across the city the entire week.
Parlour X on the Catwalk
Christopher Esber created his eponymous brand in 2010 at the young age of 23. The minimalism and sharpness in Esber's designs stem from his extensive background in tailoring. He combines both masculine and feminine characteristics within his work to create "silhouettes of structured fluidity that whisper rather than shout."
Christopher Esber is famous for his well tailored silhouettes and the ability to ability to finely walk the line between "sexual and sensible."
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Christopher Esber closed his show (and the entirety of Fashion Week!) with Australia's own supermodel Gemma Ward walking the runway in a stunning black hand crochet dress.
A Fashion Week favourite look. The cutouts on this Christopher Esber blazergive this classic piece an edgy update.
Deborah Sams and Mary-Lou Ryan's bassike is known throughout the world for their clean, comfortable and straightforward designs. Of the collection, Deborah has said she "designed the collection with a fashion show in mind—these are clothes made during a pause that are right for finally getting moving again."
This Fashion Week saw bassike display a colourful parade of Rusts, Yellows and Deep Greens and feminine elongated silhouettes.
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Behind the scenes of the bassike show lived a jungle of colour and pattern.
A leather pant is a wardrobe staple and the exclusive release collaboration between bassike and Parlour X do not disappoint.