All the trends we spotted at Australian Fashion Week and where to shop them

Welcome to the front row of Australian Fashion Week, where the streets become a canvas for fashion forward creativity.

As mentioned in Bella Wright’s AFW digest, the street style at Australian Fashion Week (in our opinion) was pretty impressive. So we’ve decided to round up our fav looks and hunt for local alternatives (if not the same pieces) in order to satisfy that “I saw it at Fashion Week and just had to have it” itch.

Statement Sunnies 

We couldn’t keep our eyes off all the unique shades gracing the faces of Sydney’s fashion fanatics. From bug-eyed chic to viper vixens, the statement sunnies at AFW left us wondering if we could ever pull off such cool silhouettes. The answer? add to cart and pray.

We love the Karen Walker Marquise Sunset sunnies, guaranteed to make it feel like summer all year round. For something that looks like it came straight off the runway the MYKITA Marfas are the perfect choice. And if you can’t justify spending more than $50 on sunglasses that may or may not look a bit silly, then the Glassons wrap around viper sunglasses are for you.


Foil Forever

Ever been jealous of your tinfoil wrapped leftovers? No judgment if you have (or haven’t) but if you can relate to loving silver things and get a bit magpie-ish when you spot something shiny then this trend is for you! The chrome trend was everywhere at Carriageworks during AFW. From bags to shoes to entire outfits it seemed everything was dripping in silver.

Hop on the trend with this super cute (and discounted, how good!) Decjuba Metallic Jacket. Why not go for a chromatic chrome look and pair it with these Scarpa Heels in Silver and Georgia Jay bag, also in Silver.

Furry Footware

Ok we’re not lying when we say these strange looking shoes were on a lot of feet at what seemed to be Australian Furry Footwear Week. Luckily we know exactly who made these little beauties, Camilla and Marc never seem to miss.

Hack two trends at once (see below) and opt for the Rhys Red Pumps or for something more neutral the somewhat sparkly Adara Pumps or the Shearling Pumps in Cream are the go-to choice.

Double Denim Heaven

It’s official, the concrete cowboy trend is here to stay. So many cowgirls and cowboys trotted around Carriageworks in delicious denim sets during the week that we couldn’t help but search “is double denim work appropriate?”.  Whether you’ve been a fan of western since Dolly P or have recently come around to the idea since Beyoncé’s cowboy carter album, it seems no one can escape this trend, so… if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

To achieve cowgirl status we’d opt for the Levi’s Reversible Trucker Jacket, paired with a R.M Williams Belt and Ruby Relaxed Short.


Pops of Red

As mentioned in Lucy Slight’s “The 2024 fashion trends I’m buying into and where to shop them in NZ” piece, she talks about how pops of red would soon pop up everywhere, and boy was she right! In the world of fashion, few things make a statement quite like the timeless allure of a bold pop of red so treat this as your sign to get amongst it.

We loved seeing friend of FNZ and fellow kiwi Rosalie Burns sport the coveted Deadly Ponies Ferris Midi in Tomato Suede Dewdrop for a pop of both red and chrome. For shoes you cant go wrong with a petite heel such as the Mi Piaci deja Heel in Deep Red, and for a retro (yet timeless) accessory go for the Ruby Betty Scrunchie in Rosie.