What the David Jones team wore to the Melbourne Fashion Festival Gala Runway

An evening of glitz, glamour and autumnal tones – be inspired by our staff’s style at the annual David Jones Gala Runway.

Jessie wears the Steele Cyprus Top and Tommy Pants (Coming Soon). Rachel wears the Camilla and Marc Harris Vest and Pant.

The star-studded David Jones Gala Runway took centre stage last night to kick off the 2022 Melbourne Fashion Festival – a highly-anticipated 10-day event celebrating the best in international and Australian fashion. Held at the iconic Queen Victoria Markets, the Gala Runway show premiered the new David Jones Autumn/Winter season – ‘Wonderworld’. The glamorous looks weren’t just reserved for the runway, however – our David Jones team rose to the occasion with elevated outfits that celebrated four key seasonal trends: bold optimism, joyful expression, garden party and nostalgia. Explore their runway-worthy looks below.

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Clare Muneri-Leong

David Jones Lead Marketing Specialist, Womenswear

Clare wears the Camilla and Marc Minerva Long Sleeve Dress and Sarah & Sebastian C Petite Letter Necklace.

“This season I am investing in a hardworking wardrobe capsule. From the oversized wear-with-everything blazer to the LBD with a cut-out twist, perfectly fit jeans, chunky winter boot and timeless gold jewellery.”

Clare Muneri-Leong on her new-season wish list.

Chiara Greensill

David Jones Public Relations Coordinator

Chiara wears the Camilla and Marc Ellswood Top, Ford Pant and Eden Fussbett Sandal.

Rachel White and Jessie Ferguson

David Jones Buyers

Rachel wears the Camilla and Marc Harris Vest and Pant.
Jessie wears the Steele Cyprus Top and Tommy Pant (Coming Soon).

“The ’90s and 2000s are back, baby! Nostalgic feelings are high seeing all of the man-style trousers and vest sets coming through (we’ve got some beautiful tailoring to come). I’m also loving the return to sexy dressing with subtle cut-outs and jersey twists making their way into date-night wardrobes.”

Rachel White on new-season style.

Sam Richardson

David Jones Social Media Manager

Sam wears the Aje Casabianca Sleeveless Braided Dress.

Photography: Liz Sunshine.