And attendees there were plenty. Katie Holmes, Bambi Northwood Blyth and Victoria Lee were among the notable front row-ers, who were given the first look at the label’s new wares, which were set to a canvas of dusty pink, white and soft blue punctuated by vivid shades of mustard and aubergine.
Tasselled velvet waist-belts and star-spangled hosiery added a gypsy vibe, while romantic ruffles, lace and delicate prints will appeal to the brand’s long-time customer base.
“We played with lady beetles and horseshoes in our embroideries, an evil eye artwork on silk, we touched on some astrology references in our sequins and set it against a backdrop of the chalky and diffused colours of the rainbow,” Nicky explained.
Meanwhile, design outlier Dion Lee put forward a strong case for navel-gazing, unveiling a collection that same day advocating the hip’s return as our favourite erogenous zone.
The New York-based wunderkind’s precision tailoring was unmistakable in the postmodern collection which featured tie-dyed denim and hints of 90s rave culture. Jewellery was heroed throughout, specifically a chain which Lee explained could be used interchangeably between both clothing and accessories.
And to cap off our US fashion showcase, influencer Tammy Hembrow offered up an off-schedule collection for those who prefer their tops cropped and their bottoms fleecy.
Gold-Coaster Hembrow, who has an eight-figure Instagram following, unveiled her athleisure brand Saski Collection’s newest range in the Big Apple the next day.
And while Hembrow’s brand may not have much gravitas among Australia’s designer clique, with Saski sales counting for about 80 per cent of the fitness star’s $6 million empire, she’s laughing (and lunging) all the way to the bank.