For example, Jayson Brunsdon did a great collection a couple of years back now inspired by Maria Callas. It was breathtaking. This year collection is full of shiny taffeta, smacks of Prada. And that's all I can think when looking at the collection.
Camilla and Marc, who frankly I love, presented a disappointing collection which again I think, had too much influence from other designers. Australian fashion designers need to realise that designers make the trends, not follow them.
Alex Zabotto-Bentley (quite a name) was both criticised and congratulated for his show designing under his label Fashion Assassin. It seems that old AZB took the whole naughty Lolita thing a bit far, because when some girls bent down to touch their toes in a flirtatious manner (?), the people sitting on the other side saw a whole lot they didn't want to. Those were short shorts.
Probably one of the only designers who I thought, 'Wow, that's rad' after viewing their collection was Ginger and Smart. The patterns, the florals (which are a pattern, but they deserve their own mention) and the colours. Absolutely divine. Hopefully next year it's not so bad.
(?) denotes that I have never heard of touching my toes in a flirtatious manner but I guess it is possible. Oh wait, maybe it was for a big bend and snap. God bless you Legally Blonde.