My Favourite Moments from MBFWA
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia has descended onto Sydney once again, and with it comes amazing fashion moments from the best talent the country has to offer! From the Australiana-themed opening show by Dion Lee, to emerging labels making their mark, to the triumphant return to the runway of Sass and Bide, there has been plenty of fashion inspo and memorable moments. Here are my favourites from MBFWA 2017!
DION TAKES OVER THE OPERA HOUSE
Dion Lee is indisputably the leader in architectural silhouettes in Australian fashion, so what better place for the opening show than the Sydney Opera House? Among his signature tailoring, updates on Australian classics (a laser cut take on the humble Akurba and high fashion R.M. Williams) were seen, with the innovative designer’s spin on them.
SASS AND BIDE RETURNS TO MBFWA
After a lengthy absence from the runways of Carriageworks, Sass & Bide (under a new design team) showcased the new aesthetic of the iconic Australian label with nods to why we feel in love with it to begin with. Structural pieces were paired back with tribal elements, and signature juxtaposed prints and classic embellished denim were stand outs.
REIGN OF THE COOL GIRL AT MICHAEL LO SORDO
Michael Lo Sordo’s muse has always been the girl who isn’t scared to stand out, and his Resort 18 collection complete with exposed hips and sheer lace bodysuits and plunging necklines solidified this. His signature relaxed suiting and bias cut gowns were given the cool girl makeover – with flashes of bold colour, layered pieces, and an expansion into more textural fabrics.
THE STREET STYLE
One of my favourite things about fashion week takes place outside the runways – the street style! I might be biased, but I think Australia does street style better than anywhere else in the world, and I loved how the attendees took trends and made them their own (and of course, all the designer bag inspo!).
Until next year! What were your favourite moments? Let me know in the comments!