Ten Highlights of MBFWA: Michael Lo Sordo

The minute Michael Lo Sordo’s crowd walked into the room for his Spring/Summer 2014-15 show at Carriageworks they knew the showcase would be different.

As models steered around a three-dimensional sculpture on the runway, a burst of white and black pinstripes, pastel shades of yellow and pink and animal inspired textures lit up the room.

Clean lines were featured among graceful gowns and floaty layers were perfect in their styled embodiment. The true magic was the feeling of nonchalance throughout the collection. Dresses fell from models shoulders and layers hung loosely in casual directions.

Although all the tailored goodness of Michael Lo Sordo was present in his new collection, it dove into a softer side, with comfortable silhouettes portraying an ‘I just threw this on’ look.

Images: Lucas Dawson Photography.

This article was originally published in The Australia Times Fashion Magazine.

Ten Highlights of MBFWA: Maticevski

As Toni Maticevski’s sleek models entered the Carriageworks runway to Beyonce’s Drunk In Love, the room full of A-listers were glued to the front of their seats, hesitant on what to expect from the genius.

Known for his elaborate gowns and evening-wear, Toni Maticevski’s line had an overall haute street wear feel to it. Titled and motivated by the ‘orchid metamorphosis’, the line intertwined elegance and punk to create something that could be described as Australia’s own mix of Christian Dior and Alexander McQueen.

Featuring full skirts, ruffles, geometric textural prints and signature pops of bright orange, the most anticipated show of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia did not disappoint. As models walked out for the finale, orchids clenched between their teeth, the audience exploded into applause.

Images by: Lucas Dawson Photography.

This article was originally published in The Australia Times Fashion Magazine.

 

Ten Highlights of MBFWA: Carla Zampatti

Kicking off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia and celebrating 49 years in the fashion industry was Carla Zampatti with her impressive Spring/Summer 2014-15 collection.

And despite fashion week starting on a rainy note, Carla’s crowd of loyal followers flocked to Carriageworks in the wet to attend the show of a woman whose work is incomparable on the Australian fashion field.

Down the runway came bravely cut textured pieces, flowing silks and steamlined shapes among a fierce colour palette of red, blue and green.

Fur vests and innovative headdresses amid monochrome bodycons and intricate gowns were a daring move for the designer, but the sighs coming from an appreciative audience during the show proved the lady can do no wrong.

The line screamed Carla with a twist, with signature cut pants featuring a new flare.

The highlight of the show was when model Rachel Rutt strutted down the runway in snugly fitting lace pants.

 

Images by: Lucas Dawson Photography.

This article was originally published in The Australia Times Fashion Magazine.