Hawkins launches Myer winter range
Former Miss Universe and Myer ambassador Jennifer Hawkins talks about the latest fashion trends and how she is finding married life.PT2M30S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-33462 620 349 February 20, 2014
Myer's autumn-winter fashion launch was all about two 'b' words - the shade black and a surprising winter accessory, the beanie.
The cosy cold-weather hat made dozens of appearances during the department store's season fashion unveiling on Thursday night.
The beanie was embellished with a little lace and paired with Maticevski pencil skirts and Peter Alexander pyjamas.
Myer unveils Autumn Winter 2014 Collection
Myer unveils its Autumn Winter 2014 Collection. Photo: Simon Schluter
It was a surprisingly trendy match, though one unlikely to be replicated off the catwalk.
"It's just a styling thing," Myer fashion boss Nicole Naccarella explained.
"What we wanted to do make this parade about street style and take inspiration from fashionistas that put themselves together eclectically."
Long-time Myer ambassador Jennifer Hawkins was again the queen of the runway, opening the show in a Maticevski black and white print gown.
The colour theme was to continue throughout the rest if the show. Black and white dominated most of the vast majority featured lines including Australian brands Manning Cartell, Cue and Yeojin Bae.
Naccarella agreed there was "a lot of black", including black leather which featured up in dresses, jackets and tops . "I think black is easy, but I think there is a lot of interesting fabrics, embellishments and trims," she said.
For the first time, MTV presenter Kate Peck appeared as a Myer ambassador, along with Dannii Minogue's ex-boyfriend Kris Smith, who has been with the store since 2009.
The models arrived at Melbourne's Bourke Street store at 6am, more than 12 hours before the show, in order have their hair and makeup done before the first dress rehearsal.
Napoleon Perdis makeup artist Kate Squires laughed about catching a model "sleeping on their face" in the middle of the day.
But Ms Squires said everything else had gone to plan, despite the frenetic scenes in the wings to keep up with the fast-paced show. She said they had to make sure outfits were not accidentally put on back to front.
"Sometimes you can have the wrong dresses or have them on the wrong way," she said."