Australians are making a big splash in fashion this season. Josh Goot, Richard Nicoll, and Jayson Brundson all showed strong collections for spring, Catherine McNeil is on every major runway, and Gemma remains a campaign queen. And now we're charmed by down under designer Fleur Wood. We can't get enough of the way she combines highly tactile materials, so what could be just a simple layered outfit becomes an adventure in texture! It's been a while since we braved the world of velvet, but seeing this combination of high-waisted velvet skirt and satin camisole got us back on board. We love the idea of wearing the luxe materials in a laid-back thrown-together outfit, so it doesn't look too much like a costume from a Merchant Ivory flick. You know? --ALISON COOL
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Topshop to Launch Bridal Collection Designed by Richard Nicoll
Topshop is bringing bridal to the high street. The fast fashion retailer has just announced plans to launch a wedding collection, designed by Richard Nicoll as an extension of their Studio brand, which will become available in June, Vogue UK is reporting. While the retailer has yet to release any images of the collection, they promise it will feature Nicoll's signature sculptural shapes and feminine fabrics and will be a "modern alternative to meringue culture."