Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is a series of annual international fashion events in London, Berlin, Australia, New York, Italy, Paris, Japan and Istanbul.
The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) was held in Sydney from May 14-21, 2017 showcasing local designers. There are a lot of talented designers this year and I could go on with a long list of my favourites (there were 8-10 Designers per day), but I opted to share five Designers to keep my post short and sweet, as I don’t like posting (and reading) long blogs. I’m a Finance-slash-Fashion gal, remember? Who can relate to me? Lols.
So here’s my list. I put the pictures in a slideshow for easy viewing. You can swipe/click to the right to see more pics!
Dion Lee opened the MBFWA with a bang and the sole designer on May 14. His collections were showcased at the famous Australia’s landmark – the Opera House. His love for asymmetry was shown in his Resort 18 collection with influence on Sydney’s architecture and inspired by the sails of the Sydney Opera House. The collection has distinctly international feel. I love the edgy, modern and sophisticated look!
If there’s a design that will describe me, it will be Alice McCall collections – the Resort 18 “Bonbon” collection is girlish, playful yet edgy. It has all the feminine colour palette, soft pink and lilac, nude, and black & gold for a classic look. The season favourite – “Ruffles” is game strong in this collection. Flowy dresses, polka dots and feather jackets were also predominant. The whole collection is a celebration of feminism and fun!
Christopher Esber‘s designs are elegant minimalism and laid-back sensuality. As Esber would put it, “I design for a woman who loves fashion but she is not willing to surrender herself to it.” His collections are always luxurious yet have an easy to wear approach. The Resort 18 line-up during MBFWA can be worn on a day-to-day by a stylish corporate gal or someone who’s on a mission but doesn’t want to take life too seriously.
My favourite collection during the MBFWA is the C/MEO Collective. The whole collection was a delight to the eyes. A marriage of pastels and bold colours, which doesn’t upstage each other. The designs we’re very feminine and it was ruffles and ruffles everywhere, which is BIG this season. The drop earrings are also showcased in every design which is also a season’s favourite. A young designer Siham Elmawey was the creative brain behind the runway collection. From the start, Siham’s style threw a modern spin on the classics and was a perfect match for Cameo’s bold silhouettes and unique prints.
RAFFLES INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE
Raffles College of Design and Commerce has specialised in providing unique education in design, visual communication and business. During the MBFWA, they present only the highest level of emerging fashion designers to come out of Raffles; cementing Raffles’ reputation as a premier regional fashion and business institution. Although these designers are very very young (it will make you rethink what you wear every day :p LOLs), I really enjoyed the collection from CARLY ROSE, NARA and ASHLEIGH KWONG.
Thanks to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia for this wonderful experience.
PHOTOS via Getty Images provided by Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.