September means Spring Carnival kicks off, and what better way to get ready than with the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week – Spring Carnival runway. The MSFW Spring Carnival Runway featured ready to wear collections from Asilio, Keepsake the label, C/MEO Collective, White Suede, Trelise Cooper, Misha Collection, Nicole Finetti and Martin Grant. Let’s take a closer look at the Spring Racing trends to look out for and what works for the track.


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If I learnt anything from this runway, it’s that Pantone prevails.  The Pantone colours of the year Rose Quartz and Serenity could be seen throughout the entire runway.    Let’s not forget the rest of the Pantone spring colours, they won’t do you wrong.

spring racing trends

My absolute highlight of the night was Asilio.  The flowing feminine materials, stunning pastels … oh and the tassels.. we have to talk about the tassels… just breathtaking.  Buy one of these snazzy tassel dresses and be ready to sashay your way around the racecourse like the goddess you are.

spring racing trends

The accompanying fascinators were soft and effortless bows. The picture perfect addition to the soft pastel creations. Strappy nude shoes complimented all the ensembles perfectly. I was in love, and you will be too.  Check out the collection at

Nicola Finetti took more structure to the feminine lace and ruffles.  What I loved was the shoulder action.  Nothing sexier than a bit of style and shoulder.

Trelise Cooper were brave with patterns, and had some absolute hits and some absolute misses.  Then again I only say misses because I’m not cool enough to pull off an oversized, overly patterned pant suit – but maybe you are?  So don’t listen to me.

But wait.. before you throw out that Mr Portrait dress from last year’s carnival, lace is very much still in.   As are the Kardashian-esque off the shoulder tops with a collar.   Throw in a bell sleeve and you have yourself a raceday winner !

MSFW Ambassador Isabel Lucas wearing Melbourne label Nevenka

What I was missing from the runway was something to shock me, or make me think ‘wow’.  Headpieces were subtle and beautiful, but seemed like an after-thought.   In saying that, Jack and Jill Millinery slayed with their floral headpieces and Lack of Color hats were smokin’.

Nicola Finetti and Jill & Jack Millinery. Image By PNP Media

The low ponytail prevailed, as did ‘au naturel’ makeup and comfortable footwear (thank you!).  In saying that, I am sure I will be rocking the carnival with a bun, fake eye lashes and the most painful shoes I can find.

My final word would be to keep an eye on the fashions, I think they may morph a little the closer we get to the big spring carnival racedays.

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