Jesinta Franklin Told Us the Fresh Spring Trend She's Obsessed With

Within Australian fashion, there's nothing quite like a David Jones season launch and runway to capture the hearts (and wallets) of both the industry and keen shoppers around the country. Tonight was no exception, with Sydney's fashion elite coming together for the store's much anticipated spring/summer 2017 fashion show and designer showcase. Six months ago Karlie Kloss graced the stage to kick off the autumn/winter 2017 show, but this season, homegrown David Jones ambassadors Jesinta Franklin and Jessica Gomes were tasked with taking the lead.

So what will we be wearing this spring and summer? Turns out, the top trend from the runway was one we're already wearing. Vibrant red. We chatted with Franklin ahead of the show about the fresh new colour trend, and she told us she's low-key obsessed: "I can't wait to wear the brightest shades of red next season—I will be incorporating it into my beauty look with a cherry lip and nails, too." While we're all for updating your beauty bag in preparation for spring, you can also shop the punchy hue in the new collections of many of our favourite local designers including By Johnny, Bec & Bridge, Zimmermann, Carla Zampatti, Lee Matthews, and Scanlan Theodore right this minute. (The hue also features heavily among international designers like Valentino, Balenciaga, and Chloé if you're keen to invest.)

Click through to see how the trend played out on the runway and shop it for yourself. 


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Scanlan Theodore


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Scanlan Theodore


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Lee Matthews


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By Johnny


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Carla Zampatti 


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By Johnny

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Lara Burnell
Writer & Producer

Who's your style icon? 

Jenny Walton. She has a quirky, French, feminine style I adore. She mixes designer, vintage, high street really well and isn’t afraid of colour and print. My style board on Pinterest is full of street style images from her at fashion week events.

Who are your 5 favourite people to follow on Twitter/Instagram?

@unconditionalmagazine, @ilona_hamer, @thefatjewish, @glossier, @giorgiatordini

What's the fashion essential you can't live without?

My vintage red tartan jacket. It's timeless and bold. I love wearing it with a red matte lipstick. 

What's your desert island album?

Any '70s playlist will do!