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First Look: RAFW S/S 11

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Rosemount Australian Fashion Week kicked off to an enthusiastic start this Monday, with local editors debuting their latest scores from both native and international designers. Vertiginous heels, colorful prints, experimental spectacles and a plethora of it-bags from Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang and Gucci mixed with edgy items from insider Aussie labels like Dion Lee, Bassike, Arnsdorf and Ellery. Fashionable folk from key magazines Oyster, Russh, and Grazia have been modeling their most creative ensembles in a wonderfully unselfconscious celebration of style enthusiasm, joining the crowd of international buyers, industry fans, and high-profile sponsors. In contrast to the more aggressively body-con and sharp looks made popular in 2008, Sydney has taken a more demure and quirky turn, favoring longer hemlines, mixed textures, and vintage-inspired accessories. Look out for further Stylesight coverage of the designer and street scene down under over the next couple weeks.

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