David Jones has hosted yet another spectacular runway show on Tuesday night — but this time, it had a twist. The iconic Australian department store touched down in Hobart for the launch of their autumn/winter 2019 season, taking over the famous MONA gallery for a two-day extravaganza of all things fashion, food and wellness.
With a guest list that included models, like Montana Cox, designers like Bianca Spender, Carla Zampatti and the duo behind Romance Was Born, virtually every high-profile member of Australia’s fashion elite was on site to watch it all unfold. VIP guests like Teresa Palmer and Cameron Robbie (who also walked in the show) mingled with David Jones ambassadors and models Victoria Lee and Jessica Gomes, while Gemma Ward opened the show.
An absolute ode to colour, prints like leopard and tiger were everywhere and local designers held their own against DJ’s impressive suite of international names, which includes street style favourite Balenciaga and It girl bag label Danse Lente. The styling was relaxed and easygoing, with the show very much embracing the positive and colour-packed feeling — a mood we’re excited to take into the season ahead. Scroll down for some of the highlights from the runway and the front row.