Stars, snakes and sass at Fashion Week

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Irish singer and X-Factor Australia judge Ronan Keating sat front row at the Maticevski show during Australian Fashion Week on Tuesday.

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The 37-year-old former Boyzone member was joined by his Aussie girlfriend, television producer Storm Uechtritz, at the glamorous event, which featured a catwalk with black and white orchard prints on glass panels and dramatic, voluminous and predominantly monochromatic designs.

Other celebrities who joined Keating in the front row of designer Toni Maticevski’s show included Claudia Karvan and Jesinta Campbell.

It was the first show at Fashion Week for Keating and Uechtritz, who flew in to Sydney from Melbourne, but they said it won’t be their last.

The couple said they were at the event to show their support for designer Toni Maticevski, of whom Uechtritz is a fan.

“I took a photo of one of his dresses last year that I saw in a magazine and I said to Ro, ‘I don’t know who this person is, but absolutely want one of his gowns,” she said.

“I think he’s elegant, classy and sassy, but edgy at all the same time.”

Melbourne-based Maticevski’s collection was inspired by botanical metamorphosis.

Models strutted down the catwalk in long, fitted gowns with ruffles or dramatic cut-outs and beautiful dresses with wide skirts.

“In terms of theme, there’s a ’50s undertone,” the Macedonian designer told AAP backstage before the show.

“There’s volume, A-line silhouettes, and I’ve injected a futuristic tinge to it, which is exciting and different.”

In stark contrast to Maticevski’s luxe evening wear on Tuesday was Ginger and Smart’s Dualism show, which featured colourful and patterned wearable designs.

Jesinta Campbell, Ricki-Lee Coulter and Rachel Finch sat front row for the runway show.

“We were really inspired by double vision photography,” said Genevieve Smart, one-half of Ginger & Smart, which she designs with her sister Alexandra.

Talulah brought a luxe bohemian vibe to Carriageworks – where the majority of the week’s events are being held – with large tropical flower arrangements at the entrance to their catwalk, and Aztec rugs in the front row.

The models were bronzed and adorned in bright jewellery and reflective sunglasses, which complimented the new line of resort wear designed under the eye of the label’s creator Kelli Wharton.

“We want to put a spotlight on this resort collection because it’s about the lifestyle of Talulah,” Wharton said.

“We are from Byron Bay, so we are setting the beachy vibe and relaxed living that we exist in.”

The label, founded in 2005, has grown significantly in the last year and is now distributed globally and has garnered devotees such as Megan Gale, Rebecca Judd and Jennifer Hawkins.

Carrying on the poolside and beach theme was We Are Handsome, where there was no shortage of bold and colourful prints.

Held at Paddington Reservoir Gardens, the event was decorated with beach umbrellas, towels, deck chairs and surfboards, and guests were treated to ice-creams.

The Catalyst collection by husband and wife team Jeremy and Katinka Somers featured bikinis and one-piece suits with floral prints – as well as a yellow python draped around model Hollei Graves.

Sydney group Bondi Bather, Carena West, Cleonie by Sydney based Kitty Scott, and New Zealand group Surface Too Deep are also set to launch swimwear ranges on Tuesday.

Quirky brand Romance Was Born will close the day.

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