MBFWA shows in no particular order; By Johnny, Group Swim, Gabriel Lee, Raffles, Staple, New Gen, Suboo (behind the scenes also), Pheonix Keating, Blesse'd Are The Meek
Staple marked the final show for me this year at Mercedes Benz fashion week. Held at a different location to previous years, models graced the runway, theatre and the box, showcasing the talent of Australian designers. After viewing and analysing shows; this year saw white dominant the catwalk with sheer/translucent panelling, arch back crops, a-symmetrical hemlines, slouchy boyfriend blazers teamed with short shorts and metallic accents following close behind. Colour was seen mainly in shades of indigo and lilac, with splashes of saturated bright’s here and there. Hair was mostly kept sleek in up dos, however Staple saw models charging down the runway with metallic silver bobs and Romance Was Born presented colourful sixties inspired wigs in a mushroom cuts.
Off the runway, jackets propped on shoulders like capes ruled the fashion week crowd, along with fold over miniskirts. The street style was more relaxed, with show-goers mostly relying on accessories for pops of colour.
The event held at carriage works provided an industrial backdrop of concrete and steel. The plus side was that moving from show to show was a lot closer; however the vibe wasn't as lively as previous years. This could be perhaps the change of location not being as iconic as on the harbour down at circular quay.