Collections Launch: Your Guide to SS18

David Jones collections launch SS18

Bold hues, breezy shapes and a new take on glamour — the new season is blooming and the future looks bright.

A sea of flowers and lush green foliage set the mood for our Collections Launch last night, as a slew of top-of-their-game models took to the runway to showcase the most covetable looks of the new season. Leading the charge? Supermodel Karolína Kurková, who jetted in for a rare runway appearance and set the tone of international glamour. The former Victoria’s Secret model was joined by fresh face Anwar Hadid and local favourites — and David Jones ambassadors — Jessica Gomes and Victoria Lee, as well as up-and-coming faces like Adut Akech, Jett Kenny and many more. 

Front-row faces

Ahead of the show, ambassadors Jessica Gomes and Victoria Lee posed with Karolína Kurková and Anwar Hadid amidst the opulent floral displays. Joining them on the red carpet were model Adut Akech, athletes Joseph Deng and Adam Goodes, influencers Sarah Ellen, Yan Yan Chan, Nadia Fairfax, Roberto Malizia and Shaun Birley, YouTube stars Josh Heuston and Cartia Mallan, and actor Mavournee Hazel.

David Jones collections launch SS18

David Jones collections launch SS18

David Jones collections launch SS18

David Jones collections launch SS18

Looks to love

The runway offered a chance to discover the most exciting spring/summer looks from key designers — Australian talent like Zimmermann, Ellery and Ginger & Smart, as well as the biggest names in international fashion, like Balmain, Balenciaga and Valentino. From more-is-more colour and the new way to do tailoring, to offbeat logos and statement pieces fit for every occasion, the runway captured every new season trend.

A modern take on tailoring emerged as one of the key trends of the season, with Jessica Gomes modelling Camilla and Marc’s quirky take on tweed. Look to matching sets, sharp silhouettes and playful details as your inspiration.

David Jones collections launch SS18

 This season, a touch of femininity softens the western trend — on the runway, Bianca Spender’s luxe silk suit nods to the heritage feel that makes the trend timeless yet effortlessly modern.

David Jones collections launch SS18

From Ginger and Smart to By Johnny, designers have fallen back in love with colour — and this season, more is more. Follow Camilla and Marc’s lead and embrace a shocking shade of pink for a look that guarantees you stand out from the crowd.

David Jones collections launch SS18

The Collections Launch was an exhilarating celebration of colour, energy and the promise of spring, played out on a runway full of high-impact style. Now it’s time to get inspired for the new season...

David Jones collections launch SS18

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