The runway show was held at The Void in MONA and as it was quite a cavernous stone structure and we were previewing Autumn Winter 19 looks, the vibe of the night really lended itself to dark and moody colours.
Enter the perfect modern suit by Bianca Spender. I don’t think you can ever really go wrong with classic black but I liked the modern silhouette of the cropped coat worked back with tapered pants.
My accessories were simple and classic with a few subtle gold accents to add a luxe feel to my outfit. My go-to black bag at the moment is a Dior bag with a gold chain strap and name plating — it’s a great size for events and features a hand strap so it’s handy for carrying at functions. I think the suit worked beautifully with my Salvatore Ferragamo mules. The shape of the shoe with its gold wedge heel added a modern, almost futuristic touch to the rest of my look and is always a focal point whenever I wear them.
The Shows: Alice McCall, Bianca Spender, Albus Lumen
Where: On site at Carriageworks for Alice McCall and Bianca Spender; Offsite at La Porte Space for Albus Lumen which was a great site to showcase a beautiful collection.
My day started… at 9am and I hit the ground running and straight to Carriageworks for a 10am show. First up was Alice McCall and it was a gorgeous way to start the morning.
My outfit today… was all aboutcolour! I wanted something bright and feminine for the first full day at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. I wore a Camilla and Marc top and skirt and loved how it was flowy and soft. I teamed it with Gucci heels and bag and Saint Laurent sunnies to add a bit of fun!
Favourite show… I loved Albus Lumen at La Porte Space—being able to showcase a collection in a unique space really has an impact. It really complemented the beach, minimalist vibe of the show.
The one look I fell in love with…A yellow dress at Albus Lumen (pictured). I also loved the jewellery in Bianca Spender which was designed by Dinosaur Designs and the 90s Chanel vibe of Alice McCall.
Big trends I saw… 90s Chanel, beautiful tailoring, bright colour palettes.
What I ate/drank…my photographer and I stopped at Bread and Circus for lunch and refueled on salads and soup as we downloaded pics and caught up on work and emails before heading to the Albus Lumen show.
So many shows, so many clothes, so many trends! Fashion Week is always a great place for a little fashion inspiration. It’s an even better way to compile a very lengthy shopping list! There were a whole lot of shows during the week, but these were my favourites…
My favourite by far. It was just breathtakingly beautiful and I loved every piece in the collection. The production was incredible, the styling was beautiful and it was just a really gorgeous show.
I loved Ellery. It was a really great show to kick off the week and I love all her designs. Having Gemma Ward open the whole show also really created a lot of buzz. She’s a favourite in fashion circles and to have her open Australian Fashion Week was pretty special.
Bec and Bridge
I’ve known the Bec and Bridge girls for many years and I’ve always loved what they do as they always create really wearable pieces. Even though the show was held at Carriageworks (where MBFWA is based), it was still offsite in this big open space and the whole show just had a bit of wow factor.
I thought this show was great. Loads of 70s inspired pieces to fall in love with and I walked away with a favourite or two (maybe three!).
Bianca Spender just knows how to make clothes that have me falling in love with them immediately. I was mentally marking some pieces as I saw them coming down the runway and was adding them to my shopping list.
Bianca Spender’s Spring Summer 14/15 collection was ladylike with a twist. Her collection explored the space of dreams through her signature floaty ethereal pieces but also incorporated a sultry touch with low backs, mid drifts and slim fitting pantsuits.
The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) 2014 kicked off with a bang last night with the Opening Event presented by David Jones and supported by Vogue Australia. Jessica Gomes and Montana Cox hit the runway in the latest autumn/winter designs by Dion Lee, Bassike, Josh Goot and many more. Check out my favourite runway looks…
If you are looking for formal wear or you are a soon-to-be bride you should definitely check out the Carla Zampatti & Bianca Spender bridal and formal wear studio sale on today and tomorrow! My bridesmaids wore Carla Zampatti on my wedding day so I am a huge fan of the label, especially for formal occasions.
There will be up to 75% off beautiful Bridal Gowns, bridal parties and wedding wear, stunning formal dresses and evening pieces. The sale is on today until 7pm and tomorrow from 10am-4pm. Located at 435a – 437 Kent Street, Sydney (in between Market and Druitt Street) Ph: 02 9260 9727.