We’ve reveled in the wonderful – and wacky – creations that hit the runway at Fashion Week. With the annual event now at a close, fashion fanatics, Garcon Means Boy, shares the year’s hottest discoveries with us!
For one week every year, Sydney transforms itself into a fashion hub for local and international fashionistas alike. This time round, however, Australian Fashion Week was more than a showcase of new and upcoming trends, it was a gathering of the world’s best fashion bloggers and street style royalty.
Not to lose sight of what we’re here for, the runway was full of pastels, peplums and POW! There was an abundance of neon accents, strong and bold floral prints, and structured silhouettes. We’ve chosen a select few to share with you here.
Our favourite show of the week was coincidentally the very first one! Eclectic duo, Romance Was Born, kicked off fashion week with a bang. Their Marvel Comics-inspired collection was striking, colourful and heroic. Love.
Bondi favourites Ksubi took double denim to a whole new level. This year they ‘doubled’ double denim and transformed the common surf-related hibiscus into a cult fashion print – who’d a thunk it? The metallic sportswear was our favourite look and we’re inspired to jog to the nearest café for a caramel latte … skim!
We’ve always been a suckers for a great polka dot. So it’s no surprise Stefano Gabbana’s personal favourite, Gail Sorronda, was a stand out of the week. She showed a strong primary colour palette with contrasting black and white tones that were complemented with Dali-moustache-looking lips. The collection had an almost harlequin-like theme that created a surreal yet playful edge.
Magdalena Velevska’s ability to put pieces together perfectly smacks you in the face like a yellow yolk lip! Her muted classic whites and nudes were accentuated by lime-citrus highlights. It was refreshing to see Magdalena have a little fun with accessories. The facial harnesses were edgy and we hope to see someone like J-Hawko rocking it at the races this year.
Another of our favourites, Alice McCall, took us on a trip to Holland – clogs not included. Babushka inspired prints, pretty pastels and transparent overlays were on display. They were complemented by stunning pastel pumps and Heidi plaits.
Ellery, you had me at metallic shorts! The sweetly defined shoulders in this collection were like little pillows of fabric heaven. Ellery’s edgy silhouettes had a classic 50s feel that was played on with headscarves and detailed by modern, clean lines. Oh-so pretty!
All in all, Australia should be proud of its fashion designers. This week was all-inclusive; we saw comic book craziness, classic cuts and the reinvention of times gone by. It was so good in fact, the only thing missing from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Sydney was an appearance by a Gianni Versace hologram!
We’re off to find yellow lipstick.
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