On Wednesday night, one Rundle Trading Co. showed their Winter 2012 collection at a stunning twilight parade in Burnside.
One Rundle Trading Co. is traditionally known for their antiques and home wares, but in recent years have added fashion to their collection.
Showcasing a range of high end and affordable fashion from Malene Biger, True Religion, Hoss, Pianura Studio, Rebecca Valance, Tim O Connor, Trelise Cooper and Missoni, the designs had a broad appeal.
The theme for the parade was Italian opera. Amada Swale, owner of one Rundle Trading Co. said she decided to go with the Italian theme to be different and the romantic feel of Italian opera leant itself to the romantic weather of this time of year.
Swale said that along with the luxury fabrics used in the parade which gave a European feel, many of the brands are from Italy, France and other European countries.
An opera singer opened and closed the show, which added to the ambiance of the night and another exciting dimension to the parade.
Models made their way down the catwalk to sultry Italian opera under a line of antique chandeliers hanging from the marquee roof.
Keeping with the one Rundle Trading Co. style, neutral colours of camel, cream and pastels were layered with loose fitting blouses, scarves and fur vests. Several fur vests appeared throughout the parade in range of colours from marl grey to chocolate brown and glossy black.
Chunky knits featured with loose silk dresses and light coloured ankle boots.
A range of luxurious fabrics such as silk, suede, leather and fur were worn together producing contrasting looks that could easily be worn from day to evening.
After making an appearance last Winter, leather pants are officially back from the 80s and slim lined leather pants and structured shorts made up a large part of the Winter 2012 collection. Embroidered capes, fur-trimmed trench coats and a variety of leather jackets also proved to be 'must haves' this season.
Evening wear by Collette Dinnigan included knee-length figure hugging dresses made of lace and embellished with jewels or sequins.
Overall the evening was a great success with over 150 people turning up for the parade and enjoying bubbly by d'Arenberg Dadd sparkling.
Check out the Glam Adelaide photo gallery for the parade and social photos.
Photography by Wesley Hellyer, Street Urchin Photography