LMFF and Woolmark Awards in Melbourne

Guy Sebastian sings as vintage Jenny Kee is modelled


Woolmark Awards - great bubbly at 10am, wonderful fashion and even better to catch up with other passionate wool connoisseurs ( I am wearing vintage Chanel and Lanvin from 1960!)

A finalist at the L'Oreal Woolmark Awards
Another week in the wonderful city of Melbourne.
I was a guest at the opening extravaganza of LMFF and saw 2 dresses from the collection, both by Danica of Double Bay and worn by the late Magreta Elkins, opera singer from Brisbane, included in Nancy Pilcher's homage to Australian Fashion ' Decades of Australian Fashion & Music' at the Entertainment Centre.
The following day, I was again a guest, this time of AWI at the L'Oreal Woolmark Awards. Saw the dynamic Liz Foster, Director of The Australian Wool Fashion Awards based in Armidale, and enjoyed a morning of bubbly, delicious salmon nibbles and wonderful collections of wool garments by finalists in the award. An incredible collection of menswear, designed by Songs of the Mute, deservedly won. What is so exciting about this win is that a young design team has the confidence to design for men, a market that has suffered a bit during the past number of years. Another reason why this win is exciting is the fact that beautiful lines, superb craftsmenship and attention to detail can be subtle yet still catch a judge's eye. Menswear is finally becoming a force again in the fashion industry. Modern men are becoming as fashion conscious as women have been for years. Songs of the Mute presented a collection of wool clothes that were trendy, soft and luxurious, with serious street cred, exciting yet using a traditional, sustainable fibre normally associated with Savile Row suits. (and may I add there is nothing wrong with that - nothing sexier than a man in a beautiful bespoke, tailored Savile Row suit!)