The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Show 2 was jam-packed with exciting clashing patterns, flowing gowns and vibrant summer tones which left the audience buzzing with excitement.
Easton Pearson opened the show, with the collection featuring bold blues, golds and greens. Patterns played a major role within the collection, with loud prints worn together to create eye-catching looks. Dominate silhouettes included cinched calf length skirts with flowing off-shoulder tops, reminiscent of the 1970s.
Ginger Smart had the summer blues (in a good way), featuring hues ranging from royal blue to pastel tones. Loud patterns, textures and lace were a dominant feature within the collection, with flowing gowns, cinched waists and kimono-esque dresses playing a major role.
Jayson Brudson has created classic, feminine, fairy-tale gowns perfect for a ball. The mostly monochromatic collection featured glittering sequins, conservative necklines big tulle skirts.
Nicola Finetti has translated the classic peplum into sleeves and collars to create structured, interesting looks. The collection uses a monochromatic pallet, with pops of deep reds, royal blues, and fabric textures introduced to the collection.
Paul Hunt has payed tribute to spring with soft fabrics, floral patterns and pastel pinks, yellows and white being the main aesthetic for the collection. Classic 1950s-esque gowns, fun, clashing prints and mermaid skirts reminiscent of a 1980s prom from the movies are dominant looks in the collection.
For the menswear, Ubermen featured tailored, sharp suits with the main hues being pastel blues, greys and light camel tones. Patterned button downs were paired with shorts and rich cardigans, or layered under a suit for an eccentric look.
Urbbana created eye-catching, tailored looks, with patterned suits and vests being key looks. Vibrant navy tones, burnt orange, pastel blue and light camel tones were dominant hues, with patterned pieces worn together to create eye-catching looks.
The second MBFF group show met all expectations, with blue hues and pastel tones being major looks for the season. Designers proved that fashion is meant to be played with; with clashing prints and textures’ being key looks for the season.
Words: Jessica Lunan