Supermodel Miranda Kerr
dazzled in red as Australian designers showed off flowing designs and bright colours for the David Jones spring/summer season launch.
Hundreds of fashionistas and designers watched today as Kerr walked the catwalk for the Australian-themed parade at Sydney's Hordern Pavilion.
David Jones's Colette Garnsey praised Kerr, who has flown in from New York, ahead of the show, saying her "infectious Australian smile" was fitting for the parade.Kerr opened the show, entitled Great Southern Land, wearing a flowing ivory and jade print dress from designer Thurley.
She paraded a number of outfits, including a leopard print dress and nautical themed one-piece swimsuit.
Kerr ended the show wearing a red one-shouldered gown by designer Alex Perry, and was met at the end of the catwalk by male models wearing calibre suits.
About 24 Australian designers, including sass & bide, Akira, Trelise Cooper and Kirrily Johnston, showed their summer collections, with bright flowing and bohemian styles dominating.
They were mixed among animal prints and metallics.
Zimmermann showed off printed dress and floral swimsuits, Gorman mixed in hot pink, while Scanlan and Theodore favoured skin colours.
Models walked the catwalk to classic Australian Tunes such as Throw Your Arms Around Me by Hunters and Collectors.
Designer Collette Dinnigan said this upcoming season was a departure from previous years.
"There's been a strong comeback with colour. We have had quite of few years where it has been dark," Dinnigan said.
Dinnigan also talked about the effect of the global financial crisis, saying Australians were well-placed compared with their European counterparts, because they could adapt.
"We're a lot more open to change," she said.
Celebrities such as actor Miranda Otto, and TV host and model Charlotte Dawson watched the parade, as did leading fashion editors such as Vogue's Kirstie Clements.
Former David Jones model and current brand ambassador Megan Gale, who hasn't modelled for three parades now, praised the show, and said it was nice watching rather than walking.
"It is so much more relaxed," Gale said.
Kerr's boyfriend, Hollywood star Orlando Bloom, has not travelled to Australia for this trip.