This year’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival (MBFF) has been packed with amazing designs, revolutionary moments and all round glam. Here are our favourite top trends, and unforgettable moments from this year’s MBFF.
The unveiling of the ten Mercedes-Benz cars by designers including Alex Perry and Maiocchi, was a great way to launch and celebrate 10 years of MBFF in Brisbane. Jennifer Hawkins walking in MYER’s showcase really had us excited. Not only was she gorgeously dressed in Alex Perry’s stunning 'Raglan Lace Cloque Pencil Dress', Hawkins embodied the all-woman persona, strutting the runway in additional, sequined looks by Aje and a monochromatic bikini and sheer sarong skirt by her swimwear brand Cozi.
Tengdahl’s unusual mix of earthy colours, layering and fabrics, with hints of 1970's boho chic with a cool-girl vibe was a favourite on the catwalk; a theme influencing White Label Noba’s 1970s fringing’s, and flowing, comfortable-chic dresses. Roux May’s electric mix of clashing prints and layered silhouettes signified that being brave and having fun with fashion can give off amazing, eye catching results.
Sacha Drake’s fabulous collection, featured horizontal stripes, pastel florals, high-waisted skirts and off the shoulder crops, highlighting the top trends and hues for the season. Sacha Drake's last gown featured a written ‘thank you’ message on it, which was a 'moment' at this year's MBFF.For the bridal collections, Paul Hunt’s beaded crop top with diamante shoulder straps and a pastel blue printed skirt stood out, showcasing that patterns, texture and embellishments and different cuts are introducing a modern twist to bridal wear.
Finally, George Wu was definitely one of our all-time favourite collections for the year. His impeccable attention to detail and elegant creations are what make him one of Australia's leading designers. The creative talent sent Roman goddesses with an edge down the runway. Sculptured bodices, off the shoulder necklines, lace details and drapping with effortless silhouettes left the crowd in awe.
Of course, spotting celebrities, such as Vogue's Editor-in-Chief Edwina McCann, Athlete Sally Pearson and Designer Alex Perry floating around at the shows, and hearing designers talk about their amazing collections was a highlight for us.
It was fantastic to see our industries famous-faces along with fashion lovers from around Queensland coming together to celebrate Brisbane's fashion scene.
Words: Jessica Lunan