Everything You Need To Know About Australian Fashion Week 2018

The 411 on Aussie's biggest fashion event

We know what you’re thinking: How can it be time for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia already?

Though it feels like just yesterday we were watching the country’s best designers showcase their upcoming collections, as well as coveting everything the off-duty models were wearing between shows, MBFWA is almost upon us yet again. 

Below, everything you need to know.

What are the dates?

MBFWA runs from Sunday 13th May to Friday 18th May.

Where is it held?

The runway shows will be held at Carriageworks in Sydney.

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Dion Lee opening MBFWA in 2017

Which designers are showing?

Acler, Akira, Albus Lumen, Alice McCall, Anna Quan, Blair Archibald, Bianca Spender, Camilla, CAMILLA AND MARC, Client Liaison, C/Meo, Christopher Esber, Deadly Ponies, Double Rainbouu, Hansen & Gretel, I.Am.Gia, Jets, Justin Cassin, Karen Walker, Karla Spetic, Lee Matthews, Leo + Lin, Macgraw, Mariam Seddiq, Matchesfashion.Com X Emilia Wickstead, Michael Lo Sordo, Pereira Fitzgerald, Raffles, Romance Was Born, Roopa, Still Still Studio, Tafe, Ten Pieces, Thomas Puttick, Thurley and We Are Kindred.

Who’s this year’s Mercedes-Benz Designer?

Celebrating the brand’s 15th anniversary, CAMILLA AND MARC is opening MBFWA with the Mercedes-Benz Presents show on Sunday 13 May. Kaftan Queen CAMILLA will close the week on Thursday 17th May.

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Brooke Testoni attending MBFWA 2017

Who will be making their MBFWA debut?

Blair Archibald, Deadly Ponies, I.AM.GIA, Leo + Lin and Pereira Fitzgerald are among those who will be showcasing their collections on the runway for the first time.

Which international designers will be showing?

London-based designer Emilia Wickstead will debut her high summer vacation collection, in collaboration with MATCHESFASHION.COM, at MBFWA for the first time

Which international faces will attend?

MBFWA is famous for bringing well-known fashion industry faces Down Under for the week and over the weekend it was confirmed that Victoria’s Secret model Georgia Fowler will be walking in the Mercedes-Benz Presents Camilla & Marc opening show on May 13th.

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The MBFWA Official Schedule can be viewed here.

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