Get your autumn style guide here! The AW17 Runway Reveal


When the seasons tick over, too often you find yourself staring in your wardrobe thinking  ‘I have nothing to wear!’ Well, this season you can solve that problem with a fresh take on fashion,  featuring tailored lines, embellishment and autumn tones.


The start of any new season sees the shops overflowing with tempting new gorgeous colours, fabrics and styles, and now that the Autumn/ Winter season is upon us, I was eager to attend the AW17 Runway Reveal at Chatswood Chase (with special guest Marina Prior) to see the new styles on offer.

Luckily for me, the show had the perfect setting. Chatswood Chase always holds amazing events and the AW17 Runway Reveal was no different. The amazing performer Marina Prior opened the show in perfect style, wearing a gorgeous white silk evening gown which was embellished with crystals. What a way to begin! Looking amazing and with her spectacular voice, she certainly got everyone in the mood for a fab night!

There are three new womenswear boutiques that have recently opened in Chatswood Chase:

  • Karen Millen
  • Maje
  • Sandro Paris

These brands were featured in the show and really showed that they’re worth checking out if you’re looking for something on trend and unique. Accessories were a key part of this season’s looks. They are an easy way to take your outfits to the next level. Simply swap your shoes, jewellery and bags to go from work wear to a dinner date. Too easy! Also on trend are dresses and skirts that finish below the knee (great news for the more modest among us!)

Take a look through the images and descriptions below for a style that suits you this season! The bags on the catwalk are from Oroton, shoes from David Jones and sunglasses are from OPSM.

Carla Zampatti

Military with feminine details were a main feature for Carla Zampatti’s runway. Her clean tailoring is at the centre of her signature style.

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Military with feminine details

Karen Millen

Karen Millen is renowned for gorgeous designs that effortlessly transition from workwear to after-work wear. I absolutely love her knitwear which can be worn all through the year and is cut in a classic style so the pieces never ‘date’. Try this stylish black and white checked jacquard knit top.

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These fitted cuts are flattering for many figures

Sandro

Sandro is a new French label that recently arrived to Chatswood Chase (it is the only stand alone store in Sydney!). Sandro’s designs are for the artistic, confident woman who knows exactly what she wants. If you go in-store you will see their signature ‘stars and stripes’ theme, but I particularly love their pastel colours and tailored lines.

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Pastel shades and classic cuts of Sandro

Leona Edmiston

You may associate Leona Edmiston with her famous stretch dresses in wrap styles with bright vibrant colours. This season, she has created some new seductive silhouettes with feminine fabrics and colours including pinks and burgundy.

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The deep burgundy shades are perfect for autumn

Gorman

One of my favourite labels, as it daringly steps away from the traditional Autumn/Winter neutral colours. Gorman’s eccentric and eclectic style featured statement Aztec jackets paired with more casual fabrics and show-stopping shoes. The bright prints and cuts are a specialty of the brand.

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Gorman’s signature bright prints and sharp cuts

Coach

Coach transformed the iconic trench coat by embellishing the collar and belt with rivets to create an on trend statement piece. The reversible bomber jacket is also a great investment for this new season.

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Classic brand Coach showed off khaki colours

Camilla

Camilla is renowned for the colourful and playful digital prints in gorgeous silk fabrics and feminine lines. She featured a long line jacket and playsuit which are her signature style.

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Fun, flirty and fresh was a Camilla look

David Jones

David Jones featured their own in house label of feminine evening gowns in pastel pink and navy. A classic and failsafe choice, these are gorgeous for any special occasion.

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David Jones pieces were elegant and timeless

Max & Co

Max & Co showcased their on trend feminine fabrics in soft and elegant styles.

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Gorgeous draped cuts from Max & Co.

Kookai

If you’re looking for a show stopping LBD, look no further. This gorgeous Kookai style is perfect!  Who doesn’t love a little lace dress? It is also available in red.

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This LBD also comes in a daring red

Rodeo Show

Rodeo Show featured their signature style lace in a formal dress great for those special date nights.

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The sexy form-fitting Rodeo Show collection

Other stores that showcased their styles included:

  • Basler,
  • Calibre
  • Oxford,
  • RM Williams
  • Country Road
  • Seed
  • Sambag
  • Cue
  • Metalicus
  • Seed

Chatswood Chase’s Gift To You

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When you do head to Chatswood Chase make sure you check out the gorgeous “lavish” artwork on display from Gabby Malpas.

She designed three gorgeous 100% silk scarves;

  • little birdy
  • Blue and white
  • Magnolia

Spend $500 on fashion and receive a silk scarf, choose one of the three exclusive designs and collect your gift from Concierge on Level 1.

Make sure you watch the video below to see how she created this amazing artwork.


Shannon Johnson is a Personal Fashion Stylist and Founder of Living for Style. Living for Style has helped over 400 mums reorganise their wardrobe and rediscover their style. With over 10 years experience in fashion, she has the knowledge and know-how to give you the opportunity to feel confident and shine. Shannon is currently based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and is mum to two boys, aged 6 and 3 years. Take the pain out of getting dressed in the morning and book a session with her today!

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