Australia Fashion Week Resort 2019

11 Things They Know Down Under: Australia Fashion Week, Resort/Spring 2019

In Runways, What's New by Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

After perusing hundreds upon hundreds of Australia Fashion Week Resort/Spring 2019 photos from Down Under (Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, to be exact), we’ve come up with the following determinations that Australians obviously know:

That Thinning Ozone Layer Ain’t Gonna Fix Itself

If there’s one thing Aussies know about, it’s sun protection. With the world’s highest rate of skin cancer, when it comes to broad-brimmed hats, it’s not fashionable, it’s essential. On other words: Go Big or Go Home.

Australia Fashion Week

Jets

Double Rainbouu

Statement Sunwear is the New Statement Necklace

Giant shields not only shield the eyes, but they look pretty darn cool as well. According to designer IAMGIA, statement sunglasses haven’t just replaced the statement necklace, they’ve replaced the statement earring as well.

IAMGIA

Structure is Needed to Balance Sheer

Ruffles, tulle and lace were everywhere at Australia Fashion Week, but all that frou frou needs to be balanced. Designers added structured bags for textural contrast as well as weight. Light colors kept it all feminine.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

Alice McCall

Alice McCall

Sometimes You Just Need a Big-Ass Bag!

Forget the minibag for now, oversized bags are trending, BIG time! Aussies are gearing up for Resort 19 with giant carryall bags that literally carry all the minibags you choose to put inside.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

Camilla and Marc

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

Camilla and Marc

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

Lee Mathews

The Fisherman’s Net Bag is Self Cleaning

Ever accidentally dump half a bucket of sand out of your beach bag and onto your bed? The Fisherman’s Net bag solves this problem for Aussie beach lovers with wide open netting. Three designers can’t be wrong. Also known as the Market Bag, this solves the “paper or plastic” question as well.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

Fella

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

Duskii

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

Double Rainbouu

Not Every Collar Needs a Shirt

Who says a collar needs to be attached to a shirt? Why can’t it live on its own as an updated type of neckwear? This retro-styled clip-on collar updates any open neckline, whether in matching or contrasting hues.

Alice McCall

Prayer: We’re Gonna Need It

Maybe it’s the “Heavenly Bodies” Met exhibit effect, maybe it’s just the bad news that’s on constant rotation, but we predict people are going to be turning to prayer, even just as a fashion statement. Whether generic prayer beads or more pointed religious references, we’ll take the help where we can get it.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

Pam Pam

Australia Fashion Week Resort 2019

Pam Pam

Being Starstruck is a Permanent State of Mind

Stars continue to be one of fashion’s favorite motifs, and even though people Down Under view constellations in a different sky, they love them all the same. We love stars scattered in the hair, applied to cheeks, and woven into jewelry.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

Romance Was Born

Scarves & Necklaces Needn’t Be an Either/Or Proposition

Can’t decide on a demure scarf or a multi-chain necklace? Pair them together for an altogether fresh look.

Roopa

The Only Dusting Worth Doing is Shoulder Dusting

Super long earrings, particularly super-long fringe earrings, continue to be the best options for off-the-shoulder dressing.

Roopa

A Belt Bag is a Bathing Suit’s Best Accessory

Running to the snack bar? Taking a long walk along the beach and want to bring your phone? Leave the tote bag on your towel and bring a hip belt bag, particularly one large enough to hold your sunscreen.

Australia Fashion Week Resort 2019

Lee Matthews

All photos from FirstView

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