Melbourne | Australia
Australian women’s fashion retailer Sussan hosted an intimate launch to showcase the new Sussan Autumn Winter 2018 collection. The launch saw 40 industry guests be introduced to the new collection in an informal setting at the new Bentwood Café in Fitzroy. The new industrial brunch bar in Fitzroy is the latest brainchild of the legendary Julien Moussi who brought us establishments such as Collective Espresso, Penta and Legacy to only name a few.
The event was hosted by Gorgi Coghlan and saw a panel discussion on the season’s latest trends as well as on the Sussan Autumn Winter 2018 collection. The panel comprised of celebrity stylist Suzy Eskander, Gorgi Coghlan and Sussan’s head buyer Anna La Pira. Noticeable attendees included stylist Natalie Crighton, fashion bloggers Jess Alizzi, Tash Sefton as well as Philip Boon.
The collection consisted of a plethora of trends yet blended together harmoniously to create a uniform set of styles rather than a ‘highlight reel’ of all that is trendy. Printed patch work and playful materials consisting of tactile elements create a fresh update on follow-on trends and looks. The addition of heritage checks and folklore florals ensure a striking yet demure addition to any wardrobe that ensures the wearer to be on ‘en trend’ but the pieces are versatile enough to become staple items for future seasons in any wardrobe.
Colours are blends of rich hues of green and berries combined with shades of greys and neutral tones. A noticeable trend throughout is the wide-usage of knitwear. These include stripe patterns, check, herringbone, lofty yarns, florals and of course the traditional cable knit. One of the highlights of the collection has to be the “it” faux shearling jacket. This faux fur and tweed coat is the kind of understated statement jacked that no girl could ever get tired of wearing.