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Less is more as winter goes out of fashion

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Oct '07
The new winter look
Winter garments in Australia are becoming obsolete and a large reason for this is the increasing temperature and prolonged summers in the country. Global warming has substantially led to warmer climate making it difficult to clad in heavy woolen outfits.

On October 9, the Australian Fashion Week discarded its long-standing autumn/winter tag and substituted it with a more befitting 'trans-seasonal' mark that typifies clothes to be worn all round the year.

Fashion in Australia has, even otherwise, stressed on light garments since it is comparatively warmer than fashion capitals like Paris, Milan and New York. Although, one cannot entirely disregard the need for winter clothes, the extension of summers right till the autumns, has become a persistent problem for many countries.

Sleeveless cotton dresses and lighter fabrics are more in vogue compared to the heavy clinging winter clothes, which lay untouched in Australian stores. Since frail and delicate materials are a rage, designers are now presenting fashion collections for warmer winters.


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