The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Show One featured collections that left the audience pining for Australia’s warmer seasons.
Aqua Blue opened the show with their swimsuit collection introducing the perfect mix of bikinis and one pieces. Loud leopard prints, blue palm leaves and bright 1970s inspired crochet featured heavily in the collection. Sparkle was added through gold sequined swimsuits, proving that even the pool can be a place to be glamourous.
Jack Sullivan featured beautiful gowns that made us want to dress up and meet our prince charming at a ball. The collection was mostly monochromatic, with textured lace detailing, voluminous skirts, and figure hugging dresses.
Jamu Australia paid special attention to flattering one piece swimsuits and high waisted bikinis, adorned with interesting patterns and block colours, as well as beautiful kaftans and kimonos - perfect to slip into after a long day lazing by the pool.
Louenhide featured flowing pieces, with high neck dresses perfect for the office or a night out on the town. The collection mostly featured monochromatic hues, with pops of blues and interesting prints.
Sascha Drake created an eye-catching collection that featured horizontal stripes, and pastel florals. Monochromatic hues were once again a dominant feature, with special attention to high waisted skirts paired with sheer crop tops, and ogg the shoulder crops. The collection left the crowd in awe, when the final gown featured a written ‘thank you’ message on it.
White Label Noba played with 1970s fringing, with white being the dominant colour within the collection. Flowing, comfortable-chic dresses with loud polka-dot patterns pranced down the runway with gold detailing and big tulle skirts.
wYse are going stipe crazy this season, with the pattern being translated in flared pants, dresses and skirts. The collection played with clashing patterns of stripes on polka-dots, with dominant colours being contrasting blue, orange and monochromatic hues.
The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Show One was incredibly impressive and exciting, with bold hues, pastel colours and monochromatic colours being the main shades for S/S16. Clashing prints and 1970s inspired crochet and fringing will also be key trends for the season.
Words: Jessica Lunan