As Australia’s biggest fashion week, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia has a fair bit of authority when it comes to making and breaking local labels. With a slew of international buyers and press present, as well as Australia’s own fashion media and influencers, the week is a must for anyone who works in the industry. Below, the marie claire editors pick their highlights from the week that was, so you can make sure you know what’s worth talking about when it comes to MBFWA 2019.
MONICA RUSSELL, Market Editor
Bondi Born Lunch at Totti’s was my favourite! It was so nice to take a moment and enjoy a delicious meal while seeing the new collection. Great food and even better clothes, I loved the brand's transition into resort wear.
ELLA BLINCO-JURY, Fashion Office Coordinator
Double Rainbouu’s Resort 20 collection, shown at the Chinese Garden of Friendship, was a standout. I loved everything about this showing; the serene location, colourful prints and the styling!
This look from Aje’s opening show was my favorite from MBFWA. I love the flattering shape and the huge puffy sleeves. Heaven! The addition of the cute wicker bag and pearly earrings was perfect.
CHLOE BUTTENSHAW, Senior Fashion Editor
The highlight for me was seeing the expansion of the Matteau label into full blown resort wear. The space and collection was dreamy! I loved the color ways and simple and wearable cuts — I feel like this is the brand all women will be wearing this summer.
FRANCESCA WALLACE, Senior Digital Fashion Editor
Christopher Esber’s show was a delight. Complete with his signature tailoring, Esber presented a whole lot of holiday-ready dresses that I can’t wait to slip on when the nights start to warm up, even if it does feel like forever away!