Carl Kapp colour blocks

It’s too easy to go back to black time and again when you need a jacket to keep off the chill at night. But, as Carl Kapp reminded us on the Melbourne fashion festival (VAMFF) runway yesterday, bold hues can have twice the impact when paired with more bold hues. And it was the vibrant parts of Kapp’s palette that stood out: a red dress was paired with a red coat and hat but never ventured into Red Riding Hood fairytale territory; ensembles in royal purple and teal were colour blocked in an easy-to-replicate way.

If you stocked up on solid metal chokers and cuffs last season and want to give them continued life, it’s also worth looking at Kapp’s mix of metal and tailoring for inspiration.

You can see all of the Carl Kapp autumn / winter 2012 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.

Photography by Kelly Defina