Amongst the relentlessly fast-paced show schedule of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and miss out on all the little details that make it so valuable and worthwhile. The week itself is all about celebrating clever design and talented craftsmanship executed by Australia’s elite fashion designers and how lucky we are to exist in a country so full of inspiration and thriving creativity!
To celebrate the little things, we’ve compiled a short list of our favourite MBFWA looks off-the-runway that we’d love to emulate!
Zhivago stormed the runway with a range of retro looks that stunned as much as they show-stopped. A stark handful of these designs proved to be MBFWA look appropriate but one that stood out to us was this ensemble.
This look featured a gorgeous sequinned top with a deep v-neckline and kaleidoscopic sequins on full-length sleeves with an exposed midriff. Paired with an edgy pair of shorts made for a modern spin on a retro-inspired look that we absolutely adore! Combined with a bedazzled green lip and matching nails, the only thing needed to finish this fun and glittering ensemble off would be an eye-catching clutch!
Bec & Bridge, ever the suppliers of bold and outspoken designs, stunned us speechless with a long line of fearlessly unique ensembles that travelled beyond the expected norm from fashion week. A simple tee tucked into a pair of ruffled dress pants and strappy heels make for a gorgeous MBFWA look that we just love. This look is one that stands in between the fine line of understated and unabashedly fashionable. It’s a versatile ensemble excellent for a date night out with someone special or an fun party with the girls!
Another uninhabited design by Bec & Bridge comes in the form of a gorgeous, silk-crafted midi-dress that features a front slit and an eye-catching wrap around design trimmed with gorgeous ruffles. Full-length sleeves, a waist-cinch and a plunging v-neckline make this dress utterly unforgettable. Perfect for an elegant day out in the city, this dress embodies everything that we adore!
Alice McCall displayed a broad range of versatile styles on her runway at MBFW. One of our favourite looks features a bold ruffle blouse embellished with silver sequins and three-quarter, sheer sleeves. Paired with a sleek pair of ankle-length trousers and a matching neutral bag – this look is an unforgettable one that we adore!
High fashion isn’t complete without some bared skin and this gorgeous midriff-exposing ensemble by Alice McCall is another clear display of how it can be done just right! With a stunning pair of high-waisted velvet shorts and a wrap-around crop top with ruffled sleeves, finished off by strappy heels embellished with daisies and a flamboyant clutch, this outfit is perfect to debut for a cocktail party out with the girls!
Sass & Bide delivers once again with a stunning white playsuit with a relaxed waist tie, an embellished, sequinned design and a loose-fitted cardigan. Finished off by a unique pair of heels with gold straps and accents of accessories — this is a MBFWA look we absolutely adore! This ensemble is perfect for a cocktail party out with the girls or music festival to dance the night away to!
Dion Lee’s designs are known for being sleek and figure-flattering. The Opera House show featured an array of silk suits and a gender-neutral approach to fashion. This piece features a gorgeous v-neckline and an eye-catching, pleated mini hemline with full-length sleeve that make it a MBFWA look perfect for the season. Worn with a simple pair of leather boots, this style is elegant in its simplicity and that’s what we love about it!
Romance Was Born perfectly embodied the new trend of wearing contrasting prints! For the longest time, we were told that clawing prints didn’t go together, but we’ve been proven wrong time and time again, with this stunning ensemble being another clear example of why! Relaxed and carefree, this dress features an asymmetrical hemline, a plunging v-neckline, eye-catching polka-dots and three-quarter sleeves. This dress is the perfect example of something that can easily be adapted to suit your style!
We Are Kindred embodies the dreamy, carefree vibes of spring in outfits that are suitable to wear, all-year round. At MBFWA, they stunned with a fresh line of gorgeous styles that we still can’t get out of our heads. Amp up your style in this gorgeous, floral-patterned mini dress with a free-flowing cape and a cinched waist. A crew-neckline makes for an easy-to-glam look that is perfect for any outing!
C/MEO Collective delivered a broad range of styles from cutting-edge minimalism to eye-catching, bold florals. This mini dress with a plunging v-neckline, pleated skirts and full-length sleeves is the perfect relaxed staple. Dress it down with suede boots and stockings or up with bold black heels and a matching pod clutch. Make it your own and stun the crowd when you next step out in a style like this one!