For the first time in Melbourne Fashion Week history, the festival took to the streets and took over Chinatown Plaza to showcase a number of public runway shows. Street Runway 3, presented by PR ASIA, featured two polar opposite designer labels that both held incredible appeal across the designing worlds of sharp suit tailoring and edgy street apparel.
Hao Feng for Giovanni Valentino showcased absolutely superb menswear tailoring – a beautiful range of checked and coloured fabrics of deep blue, charcoal, caramel and grey coupled with dramatic cashmere scarves draped over shoulders and metallic lapel chains finishing off the classically polished yet thoroughly modern looks.
Yueming Pan For PSS X Navigare rocked the runway with neon graphics and pounding pastels featured in signature hoodies, puffer jackets and tees. Renowned Chinese actor, Pan Yueming, teamed up with Italian label Navigare for a collection of streetwear designs featuring the actor’s own series of panda paintings. The Panda Super Super x Navigare collection communicates ‘a sense of fun and freedom, encouraging wearers to abandon the restraints of urban life’. The collection felt like a cross between punk London streetwear meets Chinese graphic art, and it was all edge and attitude.
Photography by Pen To Paper Media.