Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia has come to an end for another year, and even though we weren’t there in the flesh, we spent hours live streaming online or stalking bloggers’ Snapchats – so we feel like we were practically there, but without the blistered feet from running in heels around Carriageworks!
Here’s our wrap of our top nine shows so you can feel like you were there, too!
Usual suspects on the runway in Paris, TOME treated us to a show on home soil at MBFWA. After spying the runway, we rushed to our wardrobes to pull out our blue shirts. We also saw the return of their signature open back shirting and colour blocking, but there was also the introduction of a wallpaper print.
Kit X delivered her chic tribal vibes along the MBFWA runway, but we can’t go past the voluminous permed curls and on-trend peeptoe booties!
We’ve dubbed HAN as one-to-watch after their MBFWA show. We spotted two Adelaide girls Madi Stubbington and Emma MacGowan of Pride Models on the catwalk sporting some androgynous suiting and dark blue denim. We loved their unique timber framing set up along the runway.
We may be bias as C/MEO Collective was the only Adelaide label to hit the MBFWA runway, but we genuinely think it was one of the shows of the week. We can’t wait for their collection of blush tones, ruffles and fringing to hit stores this September! The styling was on-point with exclusive C/MEO neck scarfs and JAGGAR slide on mules.
Romance Was Born
Crazy, arty, colourful and OTT! But we wouldn’t expect any less from Romance Was Born. Their offsite location in a castle courtyard gave us serious wanderlust envy, and we can’t believe this magical place is in our own country. Our personal favourite is the cocktail print dress – perfect for a Friday night we say.
Possibly the talk of the event, with Bella Hadid leading the fash pack down the catwalk, so we’re pretty sure the dollar value was worth it! It was no surprise that the collection was a sea of nude and black in true Misha Collection style.
By Johnny was also a sea of monochrome but with pops of metallic. We saw his signature sleek silhouettes and sharp colour blocking surrounded by the runway set of a blow up igloo. We’re loving the injection of black lace ups from Adelaide label, JAGGAR Footwear too.
Going for a less traditional approach, Christopher Esber showed their collection as a installation in a clean white space. It was the perfect setting to showcase the finer details of fine netting and embellishments. The models didn’t have aching feet, as the garments were styled with barefoot and laced up ribbons.
Hands down, stand out show! Maticevski opened MBFWA on the Sunday night with a huge show-stopping collection. We were treated to Maticevski’s signature billowing and sculptured silhouettes along with pops of a vibrant yellow. We loved the re-introduction of the encrusted jewels in the models mouth, after seeing the purple orchids in a similar manner in 2015.
All images via mbfashionweek.com.