Dan Ahwa is fashion editor for Viva and Canvas magazines.

Fashion: Grown-up glamour

There’ll always be room for a special frock, but this time around separates are taking centre stage.
Stylist Dan Ahwa, Hair and Makeup Meagan Rawlings, Model Chloe Evans from Uniquemodels. Photo / By Greg Bowker
Stylist Dan Ahwa, Hair and Makeup Meagan Rawlings, Model Chloe Evans from Uniquemodels. Photo / By Greg Bowker

There seems to be an occasion or event for pretty much anything you can think of these days and, in a world becoming increasingly over-committed, our reliance on a wardrobe that can work around the clock becomes more important.

When it comes to dressing "up", several designers this season have eschewed the classic dress in favour of separates for that special occasion - pieces that work for events from weddings and work functions to party season - just around the corner.

Versatile and seamless, grown-up glamour can work from glamorous to casual. Try jeans with a shimmering top or perhaps a T-shirt with a statement skirt - a classic high-low mix offering plenty of mileage for the festive months ahead.



Ruby blazer $299. Stella McCartney slip $320. Topshop pleated skirt $170. Country Road heels $289.



Sabatini top $190. Country Road skirt $149. Mi Piaci sandals $220. Trelise Cooper embellished cuff $95.


Stylist Dan Ahwa, Hair and Makeup Meagan Rawlings, Model Chloe Evans from Uniquemodels. Photo / By Greg Bowker
Stylist Dan Ahwa, Hair and Makeup Meagan Rawlings, Model Chloe Evans from Uniquemodels. Photo / By Greg Bowker


Juliette Hogan silk shirt $409.

Country Road jeans $109. Cooper jacket $499. Le Specs sunglasses $70. Country Road heels $289.


Stylist Dan Ahwa, Hair and Makeup Meagan Rawlings, Model Chloe Evans from Uniquemodels. Photo / By Greg Bowker
Stylist Dan Ahwa, Hair and Makeup Meagan Rawlings, Model Chloe Evans from Uniquemodels. Photo / By Greg Bowker


Juliette Hogan silk shirt $409. Visage pants $350. Country Road bag $279. Mi Piaci heels $240.


Stylist Dan Ahwa, Hair and Makeup Meagan Rawlings, Model Chloe Evans from Uniquemodels. Photo / By Greg Bowker
Stylist Dan Ahwa, Hair and Makeup Meagan Rawlings, Model Chloe Evans from Uniquemodels. Photo / By Greg Bowker


Charmaine Reveley top $275. The Fifth Label pants, $125, from Good As Gold. Mi Piaci sandals $220.

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- Canvas

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