Showcasing a week of inspiring street style and amazing fashion design, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia showed the world exactly why Australian designers are worth celebrating.
Designs for Spring/Summer 2013 are in full bloom, with many designers making their own mark with floral prints. Prevalent hues included cornflower and cobalt blues, fuchsia and bubblegum pinks, mixed with candy pastels and a dash of metallic for a daring edge (as seen at Ellery and Aje, in the form of a lot of sequins!).
The peplum held strong, and newcomer for this year, the bomber jacket, was shown in a variety of light and silky fabrics to help translate the look to balmy summer nights. I also loved the crisp white and mesh details shown by Zimmermann, Manning Cartell and kudos must go to the amazing Romance Was Born team of Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales, who literally started the week with a 'bang' (or was it a 'blam'?)!
These are a few (and I mean a few - there were many more, of course) of my favourite MBFWA moments, most of which were captured beautifully by the talented Yimmy Yayo who took his camera behind the scenes for Oyster Magazine. I made collages out of some of the photos, and superimposed others together...just for a bit of fun!
Babushka dolls & girly innocence
Garden inspired prints and embroidery
A white & fuchsia fairytale
The queen of colour paints her magic onto
silk dresses and kaftans suitable for an island goddess
Space-age rounded shoulders
Intricate zips, pleats and seams
Russian red and emerald green
Expertly draped metallics
Youthfully sophisticated silhouettes
Cropped blazers & bomber jackets
Frida Kahlo meets bubblegum-blowing high school sweetheart
Subtle embellishment & geometric prints
MICHAEL LO SORDO, ZIMMERMANN, AN ODE TO NO ONE
Bomber jackets, midriffs, fresh florals and gorgeous digital prints
(Outfit on the left was worn by Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper during the week as well, and she looked stunning in it!
Stunning white designs by Suboo, Ash to Gold and Blessed are the Meek in crisp white
Images: Yimmy Yayo for Oyster, fashionising.com, au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/marieclaire