Kick starting the week was Dion Lee showcasing both strong, tailored pieces and floaty, feminine silhouettes. In 2010, Dion became the first designer to host a runway show at the Sydney Opera House. So to celebrate the opening night of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, it made sense for Dion to stage his Resort ’18 collection at such an iconic venue. Being a longtime supporter of Dion Lee’s designs, it was a pleasure to bare witness to his special night.
Sass & Bide
It’s hard to believe that Sass & Bide’s last official runway show was back in 2003! Fourteen years later, the much loved Aussie label made a bold return to MBFWA. True to Sass & Bide form, their mostly monochromatic collection featured contrasting hints of blues, reds and gold. As always, I loved their clever use of texture and movement.
One of the most buzz worthy shows of the week was Albus Lumen, designed by Marina Afonina who really tapped into how modern women want to dress. Her collection was all about the ease and effortlessness of relaxed tailoring using natural fibers like linens, silks and cotton drill. I’m already dreaming of warmer weather.
Alice McCall’s show is always sure to put a smile on my face! Injecting some much needed whimsy into the jam packed week, her collection paired beautiful blush tones with pastel blues and muted golds. The perfect balance of both sexy and demure.
Another designer known for her impeccable tailoring is Bianca Spender, with her Resort 2018 collection being no exception. I loved how effortlessly elegant Bianca’s designs are, whether it’s an oversized blazer styled as a dress or a floor length silk gown. Stunning!
Bec & Bridge
With statement leather pieces, suede minis and silk slip dresses, Bec & Bridge has ‘cool girl’ style down pat. Similarly to Sass & Bide, this collection mixed monochromatic pieces with pops of red and blue. Whether you’re looking for a tailored suit for the office or a party dress for the weekend, Bec & Bridge’s Resort collection has you covered.