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This week, Afterpay Australian Fashion Week descended into Carriageworks and across the city for the highly-anticipated presentation of resort collections across the local industry. Guests were fuelled by Vittoria coffee, mini martinis and canapés as editors, buyers, photographers and influencers braved a deluge of wet weather.

While designers presented resort collections for a (hopefully) more sunny season come this December, it was off the runway where the very best autumn ensembles came to play. Sydney has become internationally renowned for a more laidback approach to style however as the rain and cold set in for a sartorially hazardous week, some of the city’s most stylish opted for crisp tailoring and safe footwear (read: no sky high heels). For the more bold dressers among us, colour clashing was a welcomed addition to the moody backdrop.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 09: Koujayn Weiw wearing Aaziel jacket, Marigela boots and Aaila   at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022 on May 09, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 11: Harriet Sutherland from Camargue Boutique wearing Acne Suit, Jw Anderson and Margiela Boots and Georgia Wolff wearing Meryll Rogge Dress and Proenza Schouler Boots  at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022 on May 11, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 12: Violet Grace Atkinson wearing Ganni coat, Ganni skirt, Balenciaga boots, Louis Vuitton bag, Cos jumper and Prada glasses at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022 on May 12, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 11: Aiyana Alexander wearing Aje Green long dress, Hanan Ibrahim wearing Bougessa, Nawal Sari wearing Aje and Poppylissnan bag and Malaan Ajang wearing Aje dress at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022 on May 11, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 10: Fleur Egan wearing Armani jewellery and Dinosaur Designs outfit at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022 on May 10, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 10: Lauren Burns wearing white vest and pants at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022 on May 10, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 09: Brooke Testoni is seen wearing Camilla and Marc blazer and Bondi Born dress at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022 on May 09, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 09: Jade tuncdoruk wearing Camilla and Marc suit, Gucci shoes bag and necklace is seen wearing at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022 on May 09, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 09: Nadia Fairfax is seen wearing P johnson Femme outfit at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022 on May 09, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)
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