April 28, 2008 launched the first day of the Rosemount Australian Fashion Week in Sydney, Australia. Spring/Summer designer collections from Kirrily Johnston, Nicola Finetti, Wayne Cooper, Kate Sylvester, Alex Perry, Sass and Bide along with many others will be presented to buyers and press.

Of course, it isn’t fashion without a public scandal but so far they have been G- rated. Literally hours before Fashion Week began, a new law was enforced that models must be 16 years or older to partake on the viscous catwalk. Organizers were forced to ditch plans to bring out 14-year-old Polish model Monika Jagaciak. Insert Micha Barton who was the decoy to distract from further scandal and properly placed in the front row spotlight.

"I’m coming to the Kirrily Johnson show, which should be fun, I love her clothes. Australian fashion is very young and funky and cool," Barton told The Daily Telegraph yesterday.

Fashion Show Review:

The Johnston show was the first to launch off Australian fashion week and received mixed reviews. The models wore slicked back braded buns draped with turbon-esque type scarves accompanied by goggle-like sunglasses. Their thin jersey smock dresses were cut loosely to skim the torso then released into asymmetric hemlines over narrow, stirrup leggings, remember those? The colors were neutrals: blacks, greys, whites and meant for some serious travel as they were accessorized by gold walking sticks.

Press however noticed that Mischa left with a smile and a few buyers bobbed their heads in praise so I guess that’s all that really matters.


Photos courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.