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9 Trends From Australian Fashion Week You’ll Soon Be Seeing Everywhere

From sustainable fashion to sequins, sheer and stockings, these are the key looks we spotted walking down the runway at AFW 2024.

Acler (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/Getty Images for AFW)

As the curtain falls on Australian Fashion Week 2024, we're left with a dazzling array of trends that are set to define our next season of dressing (and, admittedly, a few blisters from running between shows). 

From sustainable fashion to sequins, sophisticated takes on sheer and quirky stockings, designers pushed creative boundaries and brought collections blending both tradition and innovation. 

These are the key looks we spotted walking down the runway at AFW 2024....and the trends we can't wait to shop.

Oversized Baggage

While mini, top-handle bags have had their moments, it's time for oversized baggage to take over. 

Seen on the runways of Third Form, Acler and Liandra, the carry-all in all its forms - whether a natural, woven tote, a structured leather beauty or a slouchy shoulder bag - is making a comeback.

Image credits (clockwise from top):

Third Form (Photo by Nina Franova/Getty Images for AFW)

Acler (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for AFW)

Liandra (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images for AFW)

Metallic Boots

Acler (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for AFW)

These boots are made for walking, but also for stealing the spotlight and adding some shine to your 'fit. 

Metallic footwear reigned supreme at Acler, with a knee-high, slouchy-fit gold pair partnered with several key looks. BEC + BRIDGE also showcased a stunning silver pair which are already on our wish lists.

Want to get the look right now? These Metallic Ankle Boots from Pull&Bear won't break the bank. Or, Wittner has a stunning Lavish Gold Crinkle Leather pair that will stay on trend for months to come.

The Colour Purple

Michael Lo Sordo (Photo by James Gourley/Getty Images for AFW)

Our wardrobes are reaching new (royal) heights thanks to the latest colour trend: bright and bold violet. 

Seen on the always-sophisticated, club-inspired Michael Lo Sordo runway, the colour also made an appearance during the Acler show.

This Wool Blend Crew Rib Knit from Witchery is the perfect way to wear the trend this winter, or if your vibe is more dressy, try the Delinfa Organza Maxi Dress from LA label STAUD.

Chunky Jewels

Acler (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/Getty Images for AFW)

When it comes to accessories, minimalism is clearly out... and the maximalist trend also applies to jewellery. 

Acler models walked the runway in a range of extravagant gold jewellery, from statement rings to spiky earrings and chunky chokers.

Jewellery also took centre stage at Third Form, with silver bracelets and drop earrings paired perfectly with the label's sophisticated style.

Want more jewellery trends? Check out the latest releases from our fave Aussie jewellery brands here.

Sophisticated Sheer

The "naked dress" may have had its moment, but a new era in sheer is dawning, and it's all about taking it to the next level.

Sophisticated (and unexpected) sheer is in, with the likes of P.E. Nation putting a sporty spin on the see-through trend, and Third Form giving it a floaty and feminine feel. BEC + Bridge also embraced the translucent trend, with see-through skirts starting with the most micro of hems and sheer tops with cleverly placed silk straps.

Take your sheer dressing to a new level now with the Avenue Sheer Dress from Hansen & Gretel or this Oversized Semi Sheer Shirt from COS.

Image credits (clockwise from top):

P.E. Nation (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/Getty Images for AFW)

Third Form (Photo by Nina Franova/Getty Images for AFW)

BEC + BRIDGE (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for AFW)

Rocking Some Stockings

Rory William Docherty (Photo by Nina Franova/Getty Images for AFW)

Whether on the runway or on the street, one thing was very clear: stockings and socks are the next big thing. 

Models donned knee-high sheer socks at Rory William Docherty, with ankle-length sheer socks also featuring at P.E. Nation. Tights with unexpected detailing (think straps, patterns and cut-outs) were also spotted at Third Form.

Pair your winter boots - or dare to wear socks and sandles - with a sheer set from High Heel Jungle - we love the quirky Starry Sky Tulle Socks in Nude.

Sustainable Style

While sustainability is one trend that should never go out of style, designers at this year's Australian Fashion Week took a noticeable stand, presenting eco-friendly and even recycled collections.

madre nature, for example, sent an old collection down the runway, vowing to only release new designs once the old ones had run out. ANNA QUAN mixed new and old new with the brand's trademark seasonless aesthetic, stying some of the brand's most beloved pieces alongside new designs.

Albus Lumen took a similar approach, using pieces from the archives to repurpose, reshape and upcycle the pieces into something new.

Image credits (clockwise from top):

madre natura (Photo by Nina Franova/Getty Images for AFW)

ANNA QUAN (Photo by James Gourley/Getty Images for AFW)

Albus Lumen (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images for AFW)

Pops of Red

Viktoria & Woods (Photo by James Gourley/Getty Images for AFW)

While it's no secret red is the colour of 2024, the latest take on the trend is a little more subtle. 

While still eye-catching, pops of red were incorporated into Viktoria & Woods in unexpected ways, with red tights worn under sheer skirts and dresses. 

BEC + BRIDGE put a red-wine twist on the shade with pieces featuring a burgundy take on the hue.

Sublime Sequins

Blanca (Photo by Wendell Teodoro/Getty Images for AFW)

Those wanting to add a touch of sparkle to their style are in luck, with sequinned fabric and detailing becoming a trend to watch. 

Blanca elevated sequins to a new level with bold and bright two pieces in electric blue and dazzling red, while BEC + BRIDGE paired sequinned and bedazzled fabrics with sheer skirts and denim.

Michael Lo Sordo took a more literal approach to the trend, sending club-inspired, "party girl" dresses crafted from fully-sequinned fabrics down the runway.

Now that you're up to speed on what we'll all be wearing next season, check out our pick of the best runway looks from Australian Fashion Week 2024. Or, see what's in the Sitchu Editors' shopping carts right this minute.

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