Drawing from the campaign ‘House of Spring’, the highly anticipated David Jones Spring Summer collection took place at Sydney’s Fox Studios where 350 guests enjoyed the new collections presentation, and a sumptuous springtime supper. The space transformed into a flourishing greenhouse, capturing the essence of a new season awakened as the first hint of spring rejuvenates its surroundings, bringing the runway to life with the world’s best brands, ready for the season ahead.

The David Jones SS18 Collections Launch was Victoria Lee’s second show as Ambassador for the brand and her first show wearing swimwear since the statuesque 27-year-old walked in the coveted Victoria’s Secret show in November 2017.

Karolina Kurkova, a former Victoria’s Secret Angel and mother of two, has appeared on more than 25 Vogue covers internationally. A shining moment in her career was when she featured in the 2006 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, showcasing the $6.5 million “Hearts on Fire” Fantasy Bra decked with almost 2,000 diamonds weighing 800 Carats with a centrepiece diamond brooch weighing 10 carats.

In his Australian debut, Anwar Hadid joined David Jones Ambassadors Victoria and Jessica alongside international supermodel Karolina Kurkova. No stranger to the catwalk, the 19 year-old brother of Gigi and Bella Hadid, is forging his own path in the modelling world, having now worked for international brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, HUGO by Hugo Boss and Fenty Puma.

Having previously walked David Jones’ runway earlier in her career, Adut Akech rose to fame upon exclusively walking for Saint Laurent at Fashion Week 2017, and was most recently personally selected by Karl Lagerfeld to close Chanel Haute Couture 2018 as the famed Chanel bride, cementing her place as one of Australia’s biggest modelling exports.

The fashion featured on the runway this season showcased the growing range of exclusive Australian and International designers and SS18 trends. Kicking off the show in the height of summer, Swimwear opened and brands including Jets, Zimmermann and Bec & Bridge Swim  shone to sounds of ‘Summer 3’ by Max Richter and ‘Sunrise (Always Comes Around)’ by Unkle.

The finale featured designers including Bianca Spender, Rachel Gilbert, Manning Cartell, Carla Zampatti and Ginger and Smart with headwear by new designer Nerida Winter, closing the show with a kaleidoscope of colour.

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