My Favourite Collections From MBFWA 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Serpent and The Swan

It's hard to believe Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia has been over and done with for a week now, I had a fantastic time in Sydney and was thrilled to see so many collections in person, even though it felt like it all went by in a shiny blur. I've finally had a chance to put together some images from the collections I loved and looks that took my breath away. With the exception of Kate Sylvester and Surface Too Deep whom I'll be posting about separately.

I was thrilled to see more beautiful lady-like pieces on the runway for Spring/Summer 2014 with lace, florals, sequins and pretty prints all catching my eye during the week. My first show was the exceptional Aurelio Costarella, whose exquisite collection of couture garments was a wonderful welcome to MBFWA 2013.   Alex Perry's glamourous gold and black range of sheer sexy dresses also got my attention on the first day and speaking of gowns, Maticevski and Lisa Ho delivered some stunning eveningwear which literally took my breath away.

There was certainly an abundance of sheer and shiny garments on the runway with Aje, Blessed Are The Meek and Shakuhachi all presenting lots of stunning sequinned pieces.  I loved the beautiful sheer florals at Aje and Shakuhachi too, the looks were really covetable and reminded me a little of Barbie clothes in a good way, especially at Shakuhachi. 

Alice McCall's ocean and Lalique inspired looks featured intricate prints with the standout pieces for me being the beautiful blue and white dresses pictured below.  I also loved the bright hues at Talulah, with gorgeous prints on crisp separates and swimwear enhanced by gorgeous woven belts which would be amazing on hazy summer days.

Making a statement with his Cowboys meets Aliens style creations, Phoenix Keating's spectacular installation was certainly a fantastic MBFWA debut, his clever use of draping and metallic accents made for a striking collection that was feminine and unlike anything else shown during the week.  Another label making an impact were the always impeccable Zambesi, who made a welcome return to the runway and were my last show of the week.  Intelligent, modern and effortlessly cool, Zambesi's mix of mens and womenswear was a perfect end to an amazing week, with the tassled ivory maxi-dress (pictured below) my favourite piece on the runway, it had such incredible movement and I found it impossible to take my eyes off it.

Thank you to all the wonderful designers, PRs, photographers, stylists, friends and family who made my MBFWA such a fantastic one.  Can't wait for the next one already!    


Alex Perry

Alice McCall

Aurelio Costarella

Blessed Are The Meek

Lisa Ho


Phoenix Keating




Images from: MBFWA

Just So Pretty x

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