One of Australia’s leading jewellers added dazzling sparkle to the collections of some of Queensland’s top designers at last night's McKinney’s Jewellers Group Show at Old Government House.
Partnering with the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane for the first time, McKinney’s Jewellers is a prestigious, Brisbane-based, fourth-generation family business, whose lavish jewels are favoured by some of the world’s most famous and stylish women.
The stunning spring summer collections graced the runway by White Label Noba, Naudic, Hunt + Kelly, Paul Hunt Cruise, Sacha Drake, Ella Moda, Pia du Pradal, The Irma J Smith House of Fashion, Jack Sullivan, Bertossi Brides and Bora.
We have the wrap up on our top 5 stand-out collections.
White Label Noba
White Label Noba opened the show in a bold and dazzling fashion. Continuing to push the boundaries, off the shoulder, bows, outfits sprinkled in sequins glided down the runway as guests watched on in anticipation.
From polka dots and stripes with accents of colour through to bold, vibrant prints in variations of hem lengths - the collection has an ageless appeal.
Designer, Tracey Watkins, has once again celebrated Brisbane's effortless aesthetic and given us an energetic collection of classics with a contemporary and optimistic twist.
Naudic's latest spring summer 2017 collection had us dreaming of the new season. A slight nod to the 70s, the range had a soft, bohemian edge with a romantic undertone.
Colours ranged from white, through to hot pink and even yellow made a sneaky appearance. Lace, eye-catching prints, ruffles, tassels and floaty silhouettes made their way down the runway proving that spring has sprung in Brisbane.
Hunt + Kelly
The lights were dimmed before a model emerged to the iconic beat of 'Hot In Herre' by Nelly. At that very moment, an electric thrill of excitement grabbed the audience's attention. The first outfit featured a white tee with the label's name boldly printed on the front with 3/4 black pants, a straw sunhat and oversized glasses, which set the tone for the label's latest collection.
A predominately monochromatic pallette starring the season's hottest colours of khaki green, hot pink and cobalt blue were the accents of surprise. Hunt + Kelly's aesthetic was out in full force and the crowd loved it.
Brisbane praises the designs of Sacha Drake and there's a reason why she's worshiped. Each creation is made for women, real women. Her pieces are flattering, forgiving and flirty.
This season, Sacha Drake delivered a covetable, need-it-now collection. She's tapped into the market with on-trend style and each piece truly is on demand.
Ella Moda brought the couture, elegance and grace to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane. The heavily embellished gowns were breathtakingly beautiful. Glamour, sophistication and sex-appeal stole the spotlight.
The collection's finale dress was exactly what princess dreams are made off. A full circle skirt, long train, plunging neckline and shoulder detailing that sat just-off the shoulder - this was the star of the evening.