Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Day 1 Recap

Courtesy: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

The Kangaroo Catwalk

Though we’re already 3 days into Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week down under in Australia, there’s plenty of designers to do nothing but just gush about, all of Monday kicked off the extravagant week with an assortment of designers for the Resort 2020 season being Australia’s spring and summer season that happens to be America’s fall and winter season.

Let’s start with aje and Bloomscape, who kicked off the opening show on Sunday, being devoted to capturing the natural wonder of the extraordinary Australian landscape, a celebration of the natural treasures of the rich, unique, and biodiverse ecosystem of Australia, from the desert to the bush to the ocean.

Now getting into Monday entirely, we see Matteau make their fashion debut, bringing us exceptional tailoring and a twist on classic cuts, letting strong linen pieces and imaginative shapes do all the talking.

Next, there’s Bec + Bridge, who brought their wipeout collection with a curveball, having thigh high boots in lilac leather paired with feminine floaty mini, peep-hole dresses, mismatched boots and one-shouldered leotards.

Then, there’s P.E. Nation paying homage to the 80’s with a contemporary spin, with models wearing warrior make-up, fluorescent Lycra and mismatched all star pieces, customized in frayed hems, poppers on seams and tiny gold embellishments.

Now we got Tigerlily with their trademark Bohemia out in force, with flowing silhouettes, oversized bows and stunning nature-inspired prints set inside a magic garden with white sculptures and lush green plants.

FDS: The Innovators has fluorescent hues, ruched sleeves, dramatic corsets, and vinyl trench coats to make their show electric, Jonathan Simkhai’s Sydney debut recreated the magic of the golden hour, pairing his sun-drenched collection with the backdrop of Bandi Beach, and Bassike’s intimate evening presentation had slinky dresses, relaxed tie dye separates and easy-to-wear outwear in the colorful mix of summertime yellows, greens, pinks, and blues.

Daniel Quintanilla

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