I couldn’t attend Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in person this year but that’s ok because I could watch some of the shows right at my desk. Live streaming made my job easy and very comfortable as I kicked my shoes off and watched the action without squeezing between the fashionable masses. Sydney was abuzz with excitement for the week!
I’m going to show you the shows that got me excited, but because we can’t buy the pieces now (annoying!) I’m also going to show you some of my favourite pieces from the designers’ current collections.
One of the feature colour palettes – pinks and oranges – was just beautiful. I love the way these colours work together and it’s something I’ve been wearing in beauty for a while – pink lips and orange nails, orange lips and pink cheeks, etc. I’m glad to see it in a few dresses.
Of course Mr Perry was going to bowl me over, he always does. His gowns are a dream for any girl but this year I was excited to see really cute mini-dresses, a look that was almost ‘casual’ for him but still expensive and jaw-dropping. Having Victoria’s Secret angel, Alessandra Ambrosio, as the star surely didn’t hurt the show either. She rocked the dresses and I want them all!
I’ve always loved Suboo’s use of prints. They are always to my taste, used sparingly or subtly, never loud or in your face. Even the dress on the left, when used as a main feature it’s still toned back with the use of solid white straps. I also like the pure white or stark black pieces because they are never boring, and the swimsuits offer something unique.
I think Johnny Schembri is one of Australia’s great young design talents and he proved it to me again this year. The sorbet and pastel palette were so beautiful, how he mixed them with creamy neutrals and the shape of the garment made it a must-have for me.
The fun, carefree, sun-loving designs of Talulah is what gets me excited for summer. They are chic enough to take you from the beach to the bar, and that is very important for an Australian summer. I really loved how she used darker hues in most designs yet it still felt like a nice, bright, sunny day for laying around a pool.
I think this is my favourite collection from Aje to date. The skirts are fabulous (lots of minis) and I love their occasional use of sequins or shimmering fabrics. The mix of army green and black with soft hues of white and cream were edgy but beautiful.
Love, love, love Cameo. There was maybe 6-8 pieces in this entire collection that I didn’t like … that’s it. The rest of it …. please give it to me now! Cameo knows how to cut a soft fabric and they do it to perfectly compliment a woman’s body. Their skirts are always a stand-out in my opinion but this year I pretty much want it all.
I’m not usually a fan of Carla’s designs, they are a bit too mature and edgy for the girly-girl inside me, but this neckline made my heart flutter. I think it’s very complimentary to a youthful décolletage and you only have that for some many years, why not show it off?
Did you have any favourites from MBFWA SS14? What do you think of my choices? Let me know by commenting below!