On the second day of the Adelaide Fashion Festival, The Fifth, Finders Keepers, Keepsake The Label and C/meo Collective showed their newest collections to a sold out show on Hindmarsh Square.
The Australian Fashion Labels pack is obviously a favourite of Adelaide’s most fashion-loving people young and old, because there were a lot of well dressed men and women at this show.
I made a couple of trend forecasting observations at this show – here is what I noticed:
If Keepsake The Label’s latest collection can teach us one thing, it’s that gladiators are back in a big way. And by big, I mean high. Wrap those laces up to your knee and you’re in for a trendy Spring/Summer.
Kanye’s infamous two Adidas Originals collections are having more of an influence that one might’ve expected. Keepsake The Label also had an underlying Kanye x Adidas Originals kind of vibe going on, with the ripped fabric, muted colour palette, and drapey, modest cuts. Though Keepsake’s collection was much more glamour, and much less spanx.
Out with Birkenstocks, in with Teva. I bet you never thought you’d wear a pair of Birkenstocks, but now you do. And I bet you never thought you’d wear a pair of teva sandals, but you will. The Fifth aren’t the first brand to send them down the runway, and they won’t be the last. They might be the first brand to send them down the runway in Adelaide though, and that’s kind of ballsy for a town like us.
The bucket hat trend doesn’t seem to want to go away. In addition to Teva sandals, The Fifth also accessorised the models with fuzzy blue bucket hats. I’m not a huge fan, but that’s probably because I rocked the same look for seven years at Largs Bay Primary School. #trendsetter
You can shop the collections here: The Fifth, Finders Keepers, Keepsake The Label, C/meo Collective.
View the AFF program here.
All photography by Georgia Amanda Solomon