What a year! It seems this season's MBFWA was one that indicated a change was underway in the industry and one we're very excited to see where it goes. Typically shows have been held in a familiar format with models walking down the catwalk, the bench seats alongside lined with gift bags, however, this year's highlight shows held neither...
Major standouts were Emilia Wickstead x Matches Fashion which saw Wylie's oceanside baths at Coogee become the backdrop to what can only be called a piece of art. With hair direction overseen by the Toni & Guy Australia team, we have a whole lot of dreamy holiday inspiration to get us excited for when the warmer weather hits. Secondly, Romance was Born brought a twist to 'dinner and a show' with an immersive showcase of their designs while guests were treated to a meal.
While still capturing some of the traditional elements of a fashion show, Macgraw had us at hello as soon as the invite came through detailing the location as Swifts. Needless to say, it was a breathtaking location but juxtaposed with the carefree smiles and attitudes of the models it broke the traditional mould of models not expressing themselves when showcasing a designers' pieces.
This year the suiting trend was still very prominent but it was exciting to see tailored elements such as lapel piping and covered buttons being used in feminine contexts such as dress detailing and victorian necklines. We also saw a big resurgence in classic shoes (sorry statement Gucci). There was a wide array of simple pumps in block or monotone colours, refined embellishments such as chrome buckles on boots and a general love for leather both flat and patent!
Emilia Wickstead x Matches, Hair by the Toni & Guy Australia Team