Celebrating its twenty years in 2015, Fashion Week Australia is the only global platform which provides an opportunity to the Australian designers to bring their creations to limelight. The Australian Fashion Week is a unique podium which in effect is an international congregation of purchasers, sellers and consumers.
Scheduled over five days, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia was packed with models showcasing 70-influenced flares to elegant sheers, monochromes to lace ensembles and pronounced adornments on run-way shows.
The main focus of the brands was on the designs that an average Australian woman will want to wear. Gary Bigeni’s idea of bringing crisp cotton shirts and wide-leg pants was decidedly elegant and stylish. Tony Maticevski went for sophisticated glamorous designs. His 3D-designed architectural dresses were inspiring and led to quite an interesting debate both among the designers as well as the consumers.
A very interesting knit-wear collection was showcased by International Woolmark winners, Strateas, which comprised of wearable coats and elegant sweater dresses. On the other hand, Johanna Johnson and Steven Khalil came up with some formal, elegantly designed, luxurious metallic gowns with sequins detail.
Here are our highlights and big trends, perfect to give plenty of ideas for your next shopping spree!
Black and white governed the runway this year. With the aim of giving the Monochrome designs an innovative yet classy look, the designers, Manning Cartell, By Johnny, Gail Sorronda, MacGraw and Tome showcased their inspirational range of dresses and knitwear.
Gold, Silver and Bronze were the dominant hues on the runway. The designers exhibiting the sheen and shimmer of this prevalent trend in the Australian fashion week this year include Alice McCall, Bec & Bridge, Ginger & Smart, Johanna Johnson, Toni Maticevski and Watson x Watson.
Flares and wide-leg pants rocked the ramps. Brands Aje, Dynspea, Bianca Spender, Bec & Bridge and Ellery showcased their uncanny side in a range full of elegance and grace.
Although the runway divulged quite some pops of dazzling bright colors, gelato colors aka pastels are also back in fashion. Alice McCall and Hayley Elsaesser collections were glowing with soft purples, greens and blues.
The fashion pieces showcased in the fashion week Australia 2015 readily direct you to look for diamanté’s, sequins, embroidery and tassels in your sewing box and use them in your clothing to recreate the designs of brands including Biance Spender, Aurelio Costarella and Betty Tran. This year’s fashion week exhibited attires full of attractive embellishments.
Lace made a huge statement on runways this season, appearing in all forms; from skirts to pants and dresses. Jayson Brunsdon, Kate Sylvester, MacGraw and Steven Khalil beautifully nailed the trend.
The sunset hue kept bursting throughout the week with all its luster and allure. Designers Jennifer Kate, Akira and Wang Yutao made the substantial use of the color in their clothing.
For a feminine, soft look, sheer is a perfect fabric to indulge in. Alice McCall, By Johnny, Kate Sylvester Michael Lo Sordo, Serpent & The Swan and Steven Khalil exhibited some outclass sheer designs this season in Australian Fashion Week 2015.
Layering and luxe volume is the spot-on trend to try. Akira, Strateas Carlucci, Toni Maticevski shared some amazing voluminous designs.
Stripes are an all-time favorite giving many designs an ageless appeal disregarding size or shape. Gary Bigeni, Kate Sylvester, MacGraw, Strateas Carlucci brought it back with style.
From accomplished designers to newbies, the five-day event unveiled an extensive range of Australian fashion expertise. Leroy Nguyen, Desert Designs and Hayley Elsaesser made their Mercedes-Benz Australia’s Fashion week debut apace with some auspicious emerging talent featured in the buoyant New Generation show.
Let MBFWA inspire you to refill your closets with the trendiest and prettiest attires from your favorite designer’s collection. Happy Shopping!