The final day of Fashion Week saw Alice McCall celebrate 10 years in the fashion industry. Alice McCall’s ’14/15 cruise collection, titled In My Dreams We Were Flying, was inspired by the surreal and infinite possibility of the lucid dreaming. The collection was pretty and delicate with soft pastels, glitter, cutouts and digitalised feminine prints. Working within a soft spectrum of powder blue, pistachio green, carnation pink and lemon chiffon; silhouettes included sweetheart rompers, jumbo scalloped skirts and cameo necklines to the more minimal; sculpted neoprene dresses, bomber jackets and bonded futuristic sweaters.
Bec & Bridge spring/summer ’14/15 collection, titled Due North, saw gorgeous prints and contrasting textures in layered knits, wrap dresses and figure hugging separates.
Ginger & Smart’s signature look of tailored dresses and graphic digital prints hit the runway as part of their Spring Summer 2014/15 collection, titled Dualism. The sleek, polished, wearable collection consisted of pencil skirts, fluttering blouses and evening dresses in a mix and match of materials, prints and textures.
Dion Lee II was another highlight on the MBFWA calendar. This is the first time that Line II, which retains many of the main lines’ signatures but at a lower price point, got a formal runway airing at fashion week and the collection didn’t disappoint. The relaxed and totally wearable collection consisted of loose tailoring, hints of denim and minimalist designs.
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.
Titled RIO, Jayson Brunsdon’s SS14-15 collection embraced a festive spirit with a runway that featured a sexy carnival theme. There were ra ra skirts, body con short dresses, short skirts and shorts! The sexier look included plunging necklines, ruffled hemlines in metallic’s and juicy colours of orange, lime and tangerine.
MATICEVSKI ready-to-wear SS14/15 collection was a standout during MBFWA. The beautiful collection consisted of luxurious detailing and soft fabrics in both linear and A-line silhouettes, in ultra-romantic hues. The collection also consisted of futuristic pieces with sporty touches such as racer-back tops, trousers and skirts.
Aurelio Costarella’s spring summer 2014/15 collection consisted of dramatic floor-sweeping gowns in an explosion of colour and texture. The colour palette included everything from fuchsia, orange, gold and monochrome. Beautiful textures included light and soft feather fringing, intricate beading that were mixed with leather embellishments. The collection consisted of gorgeous silhouettes of sleek column gowns, softly-fluted hems and the occasional short-and-sweet silhouette.
Kym Ellery presented an exclusive E L L E R Y evening wear collection at the iconic Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Bondi Beach, Sydney during MBFWA. The collection, OPAQUE, was a succinct collection of structural yet modern red carpet ready looks with boxy corsetry, signature bell-sleeves and the occasional sharp smoking suit. The colour palette of the collection was monochromatic, nude, gold and highlighted with a celestial print in deep navy.
The gorgeous Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio made a surprise guest appearance at MBFWA when the stunning model opened and closed Alex Perry’s spring/summer 2014/15 runway show. Perry’s collection consisted of structured silhouettes, frilled skirts and crop tops in black, navy, cream as well as colour-blocked orange and pink.