Tuesday 9th April not only marked my bother’s 25th birthday (happy birthday bro!!) it also marked day two of the amazingness that is Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.
Sydney Social 101 brings you the highlights from throughout the day to whet your your appetite for the rest of the week ahead.
Remember to check out some of the highlights from twitter from behind the scenes:
After seeing Karla Spetic’s Spring Summer 2013/14 collection, it is easy to see why she was named ‘Best New Designer’ for 2013. Her bold colour palette paired with crisp white on minimal cocktail slips and light as air lace made for a highly polished, highly covetable collection.
GINGER and SMART
For Spring Summer 2013/14 Ginger & Smart explored the idea of transformation and an ornate minimalism. Prints and textures transforming shapes and silhouettes were graphic and slick.
Award winning Australian designer Kristy Lawrence has a definite design ethos and in her label Flannel she has found the perfect medium to translate her lifestyle into a signature range of fashion.
Talulah by designer Kelli Wharton is loved for its effortlessly confident and feminine style. The collection showcased a synergy of modern elegance meets cool and sexy in vibrant prints, bold colours and new textures.
The latest collection from the six-year-old label, entitled ‘Renegade’ was inspired by bandits and is an update on the label’s signature blend of strong silhouettes and luxurious fabrics. The venue reflected the brand’s style with guests welcome by eclectic characters.
Jayson Brunsdon’s Spring Summer 2013/14 collection was inspired by cinematic couture with an air of elegant glamour that’s synonymous with Jayson’s signature style. His designs feature a modern twist on sophisticated femininity.
Bringing their Melbourne label to Sydney’s runway, From Britten designers Alexander and Tim Britten-Finschi showcased a tailored collection of progressive menswear that showed their immaculate attention to detail.
Designer Toni Maticevski’s offering for Spring Summer 2013/14 took its cues from ’50s Grace Kelly with an upbeat contemporary twist. Proportion and shape were a clear focus with media raving about the collection.
Presenting in a bespoke location within Carriageworks, the Spring Summer collection from Manning Cartell featured innovative fabrics of colour, texture and print that deliver modern, independent and strong looks to the runway, both polished and undone.
The ghost-like black and white work of photographer Francesca Woodman inspired Kahlo’s designers Rachelle Sinclair and Fay Ogunbadejo to work textures and tones into the collection.
This year it’s not about what colour you’ll be wearing; it’s all about texture. At Aje’s show expect the label’s designs in luxurious fabrics and an elaborate floral wall by Saskia Havekes from Grandiflora
Inspired by one of Hollywood’s greatest icons, Kate Sylvester’s Spring Summer 2013/14 collection captures Marilyn Monroe‘s complex and conflicted beauty through soft and sharp silhouettes.
Celeb spotting: Jennifer Hawkins, Rachael Finch, Charlotte Dawson, Michael and Lindy Klim, Lisa Wilkinson, Kate Waterhouse, Natarsha Belling seen at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia today.
NOTABLE DELEGATES AT MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK AUSTRALIA
Celebrities Georgia May Jagger, Mel B, Deni Hines, Stephanie Rice, Nikki Phillips, Charlotte Best, blogger Susie Bubble, local bloggers Nicole Warne, Jessica Stein, and Zanita Morgan.
GEORGIA MAY JAGGER AND CAMILLA
British ‘it’ girl Georgia May Jagger will walk exclusively for Camilla in her show for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia at Centennial Park tomorrow at 1pm