MBFWA 2013: Karla Spetic SS13-14

It was a largely black and white colour palette that dominated the runway at Karla Spetic’s Spring/Summer 2013-14 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. Splashes of colour had their place too, along with sheer panelling, lace, silk and the odd print thrown in for good measure. See the runway highlights from Day 2.     Source: fashiondesigners.com.au    

MBFWA 2013: Manning Cartell SS13-14

White hot is one way to describe the Spring/Summer 2013-14 collection from fashion favourites Manning Cartell. Modern and sophisticated, key looks included sheer panels, cutout details, luxe fabrics, cropped tops, tailored shorts, geometric prints and silk dresses.     Source: fashiondesigners.com.au      

MBFWA 2013: Maticevski SS13-14

Toni Maticevski presented a stunning collection of covetable ready-to-wear pieces on Day 2 of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. Structured shoulders, fluid fabrics, peplums and ladylike silhouettes filled the runway in a return to femininity for Spring/Summer.     Source: fashiondesigners.com.au      

MBFWA 2013: Alex Perry SS13-14

The king of couture and red carpet frocks, Alex Perry showcased an exciting new direction for Spring/Summer 2013-14.  With the focus on sharp tailoring, beautiful fabrics and entirely wearable separates, we predict this collection will be a big hit come next season.     Source: fashiondesigners.com.au    

MBFWA 2013: By Johnny SS13-14

Proving prints aren’t dead just yet, by johnny presented an eclectic collection of playful, clashing prints, statement dresses and ladylike pencil skirts for Spring/Summer 2013-14.   Source: fashiondesigners.com.au    

MBFWA 2013: Bec & Bridge SS13-14

bec & bridge looked to the 90s for inspiration for their Spring/Summer 2013-14 collection, which was peppered with leather biker vests, shift dresses, sporty basics, sleek pants and easy-to-wear separates.     Source: fashiondesigners.com.au    

MBFWA 2013: Camilla & Marc SS13-14

Marking their tenth anniversary in fashion this year, brother and sister design team Camilla Freeman Topper and Marc Freeman once again proved why they have staying power, kicking off Fashion Week with an impressive runway show. Inspired by the Russian Matryoshka doll, their ‘Concentric’ collection included luxe metallics, leather, lace, bold jacquard prints, gold brocade and sheer fabrics. Watch all the runway …

MBFWA 2013: Aurelio Costarella SS13-14

Celebrating 30 years in the Australian fashion industry, Aurelio Costarella marked this momentous milestone with an elegant presentation aptly titled ‘Retrospect’, on the opening day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.   Source: fashiondesigners.com.au    

MBFWA 2013: Romance Was Born SS13-14

Romance Was Born took audiences to a magical place far, far away as they presented their awe-inspiring Spring/Summer 2013-14 collection on Day 1 of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. Signature prints, full skirts and dramatic capes provided a fanciful feast for the senses. See all the runway highlights below.   Source: fashiondesigners.com.au  

Trend Report: What You’ll Be Wearing This Season

With the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival over for another year, and as the weather starts to cool down, now is the time to consider pulling together your wardrobe for the coming months. Here is a breakdown of some of the key trends we have spotted on the AW13 runways. All black is the new black. Sharp and chic, it’s a …

MBFWA 2013: Christopher Esber SS13-14

Labelled fashion’s new wonder kid, Christopher Esber’s Spring/Summer 2013-14 offering didn’t disappoint. Sticking with his signature streamlined aesthetic, the collection boasted sexy draping, lots of texture, beautiful silks, clean lines and pastel and neutral separates.     Source: fashiondesigners.com.au      

Casper & Pearl AW13

Young, full of passion and embodying everything that’s girly, Adelaide-based label casper&pearl launch its official collection this season entitled ‘Secret Garden’. Inspired by 70s silhouettes and vintage style, 18-year-old Stacey Hendrickson’s AW collection portrays a feminine softness that is both beautiful and whimsical in nature.    

Maurie & Eve Paradis Noir AW13

Maurie & Eve invite you to step into the dark side for AW13. The Paradis Noir range is a natural evolution for the label, moving on from the summer’s brightness and frivolity to a more thoughtful, textured and moodier collection. Paradis Noir represents two personalities – the dreamy girl who turns to all things pretty and feminine and the fashion-forward girl …

Fashion Palette Runway: SS13/14 Preview

Sixteen Australian designers recently revealed their Spring/Summer 13/14 collections for the first preview of next season’s trends at the fifth annual Fashion Palette Runway held on March 7. The looks were sophisticated and sharp, contrasted with flirty bold prints and geometric designs. Leona Edmiston opened with her highly anticipated collection featuring a mix of soft pastels, bright colours and feminine …

Love From Venus Bohemian Luxury Collection

Bohemian Luxury is the new transeasonal collection from Australian jewellery label Love From Venus and features ornate and decorative beaded pendants, semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls and the brand’s signature leather tassel, aimed at removing stagnant and negative energy away from the wearer.  All LFV pieces are created with the intent to bring the wearer an abundance of love, protection and …

LMFF 2013 Sportsgirl National Graduate Showcase

The Sportsgirl National Graduate Showcase celebrates the next generation of Australian designers. Selected from top fashion institutions across the country, twelve emerging designers are given the opportunity to present their original collections in this prestigious annual showcase, as part of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. This year’s runway presentation featured the innovative and eclectic designs of Natasha Fagg, Cesar Chehade, …