Top Picks at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Sydney!

From the recent Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Resort 2018, at Sydney, I bring to you my top Picks straight from the Runway.

This Fashion Week is brought you in collaboration with the Singapore-based Fashion Designer & Photographer Couture Lense and Bijens Photography from Sydney.

Stevens Khalil’s Couture Bridal Showcase was not less than a dream Runway, the stunning intrinsic Embroidered Bridal collection, made every girl dream of their D-Day.

 

Steven Khalil Couture Bridal Collection, at the Mercedes Benz Fashion week Resort 2018! Steven Khalil Couture Bridal Collection, at the Mercedes Benz Fashion week Resort 2018! Steven Khalil Couture Bridal Collection, at the Mercedes Benz Fashion week Resort 2018!

The Talented Gradates from the Raffles College of Design and Commerce showcased their beautiful collections on the last day of the Resort 2018 Runways.

Occupants had bold, black and golden metallic shades for the confident woman in you.

Occupants from the Raffles College of Design and Commerce showcasing at the Mercedes Benz Fashion week 2018 Occupants from the Raffles College of Design and Commerce showcasing at the Mercedes Benz Fashion week 2018Occupants from the Raffles College of Design and Commerce showcasing at the Mercedes Benz Fashion week 2018

The Ruffles and the Off shoulder in soft fabrics were to the point and was the highlight of the Enve collection, in peaches, white and beige.

Enve from the Raffles college of Commerce showcasing athe MBFWA

Carley Rose, the label as the name goes, this collection was unique, with a floral touch and vivid sighting of intertwined colorful fabrics. The unique cuts in the fabrics with a touch of soft colors made them stand out.

Ashleighkwong, showed us how differently you can flaunt striped jumpsuits, the silk gown, and the stable white shirt.

Pink is a color which a lady can’t do without, the collection from Nara had every ingredients and gradient of Pink which inspires to love this color even more. My favorite pick was the Denim Outfit with a long sleeve unbuttoned white shirt, uniquely styled with the wired belt.

Vmajor showed that the classic corporate colors black, beige, white, grey and blue can be worn otherwise too.

Akira was a trendsetter, if you want to grab some resort wear ideas for your men, you need a recap of this collection. Prints, blocks, stripes, a touch of boho yet Mundane stands out on this Runway. My favorite pick was the Blue and white suit, paired with the red belt.

Leather buttoned boots with cold shoulder tunic dress some unique styles were visible at the Strateas Carlucci collection. They had a unique pick for everyone, my favorite was the Monochrome dress paired with the open toe boots.VMajor showcasing at Mercedes Benz Fashion week in Sydney! VMajor showcasing at Mercedes Benz Fashion week in Sydney!

Leather buttoned boots with cold shoulder tunic dress some unique styles were visible at the Strateas Carlucci collection. They had a unique pick for everyone, my favorite was the Monochrome dress paired with the open toe boots.

 

An interesting mix of detailing like Ruffles, Off shoulders, rushes, pleats, Fringes complementing with details such as buttons , hand embroidery, sequins to add to the spark of this season’s collection.

The Innovators (The Fashion Studio), these fresh upcoming designers like Handsy Swimwear, Eyol, Akle and Casea caught the attention.

Colorful, Bohemian with the various detailing of fur, tassel, and frills. The Fashion Studio Designers left the audience crave for more, contributing to the Resort look.

Vale Denim brings to us various exciting variants of Fashionable Denim, interesting color variants and styles matched the Resort mood.

Last but not the least Romance was born had the perfect ending to the MBFWA Resort 2018 Runways, the Drama which was larger than life while experimenting with ultra-modern and bold and bohemian outfits. The personification of characters like a dancing unicorn was passionate and eccentric and was the perfect icing on the cake.

Fashion, Styling & Networking workshop by Parici Group!

Nothing is impossible and unachievable when women empower women. Parici Group, is the brainchild of Pareena, a former Miss. Mauritius Globe 2015, model and now an entrepreneur.

A workshop that connects women across various Cultural Groups, backgrounds and calibre to contribute, empower and support as well as raise funds for the UN Women National Committee Australia.

Pareena Naggea from Parici Group!

The event was emceed by the gorgeous Lucia Hou (Reigning Mrs. Australia Globe 2016) and had eminent speakers from the Fashion, beauty and styling Industry.Women were dressed in beautiful black and white, came forward in full strength to support this fundraising and networking over fashion & Styling.

We all live in a busy world trying to do the balancing act other than being a mother, wife and a business woman, what makes us successful is how we manage our time well. Sheridan who touched base on how efficient one can get with managing one’s time and doing the balancing act perfectly.

Time Management by Sheridan

Most of us don’t realise the importance of Skincare during the Winter, well I am one of them, Terri from Nutrimetics had some wonderful tips and products which she showcased that takes care most of our winter problems. One of her product were Rejuvenating lotions, creams and scrubs, Nutri-Rich Oil, which is made from 100 Apricot Kernels, a multipurpose oil, a perfect ingredient for Winter skincare.

Terri speaking about Winter Skincare and why it is essential

My favourite part of the session was the Winter styling by Brianna wood, from Truly madly style, Melbourne winters are harsh and almost everyone gets clueless what to wear during the autumn winter transition. The key takeaways were the classic trends that never goes out of fashion, your shopping guide this winter and the key Fashion trends.

Melbourne winter is all about Layering and her winter styling tips covered the key essentials that you need to have this season.

Stand out, look stylish and yet comfortable in your own skin.

Winter Styling by Brianna Wood

A game of Raffle to conclude the networking session, the funds which was raised through this goes to the UN Women National Committee Australia. Prices were sponsored by Wood ’n chimney Restaurants, Truly madly style, Feri Fashion, perfect portion, Parici Jewellery, Careerists, South Pacific Gym, Nutrimetics and other wonderful sponsors. I was happy to win a Nutrimetics Shower pack.

I congratulate and wishing all the best to Team Parici and Pareena for this wonderful initiative to bring likeminded women to contribute, empower socialise and network over fashion and styling.

 

Fashion Revolution Week: The Clothes Loop Launch!

With the Fashion Revolution week being around the corner, the world is gearing up to create fashion that aims to be sustainable, affordable and has a transparent supply chain.We often buy branded and non-branded clothes based on affordability and tastes without thinking about who made them. The tag “made in china” or “made in Bangladesh” rarely catches our attention.

This month marks 4th anniversary of the #whomademyclothes campaign, igniting these questions in our mind. Clothes Loop is an up and coming retailer, that has taken the initiative in Australia to redefine the way we wear fashion. They are a new online fashion store that lets you trade their products after you’re done.

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The Clothes Loop Launches its Signature Capsule collection!

The brand reports that women on average get bored with their outfits on the 3rd wear and by the 7th they discard it.

For most of us, we don’t consider that donating clothes to charity as disposing clothes, however the fact of the matter is that most of our donated clothes never find a new home and we have no clue where these unwanted garments go instead.

Facts : Around 5% of landfill is made of textiles, 95% of which  can be recycled and reused.

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Clothes Loop says if you’re bored of an outfit don’t discard it. Rather, make it worthwhile for a similar person to own it after you.

They’ve created a community marketplace that works on just two fundamentals, you get matched with other customers and you swap your clothes.

I have certainly considered doing a clothes swap with my friends, especially when I find outfits in their wardrobes that I simply adore. But having a retail platform, and access to everyone else’s wardrobes for exchange, with just a few clicks is indeed a bliss.

Facts: The average person buys 60 percent more items of clothing and keeps them for about half as long as 15 years ago. About 40% of the clothes are rarely or never worn

This humble initiative has been created by the founder Rose Duong and business partner Brooke Wynn, together they have the passion to promote sustainability through retainable fashion.

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Rose Duong

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Facts: In USA ,10.5 million tons of clothing is sent to landfill every year, creating pollution of hazardous chemicals and greenhouse gases.

Their Launch Party was a success in raising their profile. They presented each of their future milestones and discussed the vision of the company. They’re rallying to get more supporters behind their business and members into their system.

I attended the Clothes Loop Launch with my blogger friend, the agenda of the Launch was to discuss the pathway laid down by the co-founders, had free drinks & yummy pizza’s on arrival followed by lucky draws and Goody bag giveaways. The socialising and the awareness quotient was high among the attendees and everyone was excited to join the movement like I did.

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The Clothes Loop Goody Bags!

A fashion event that focuses on the core content in bringing in a change yet keeping up to the expectations of the guests.

I would like to wish Clothes Loop all the very best in their sustainable initiative and look forward in being a part of the Fashion Revolution that they are kickstarting in Australia.

Join the Revolution here: https://www.theclothesloop.com/

The fashion hub of Australia scintillates with VAMFF!

The fashion capital of Australia scintillates at the 19 day long Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival in March’17.

Here, I bring to you some exclusive preview in collaboration with the Sydney based ace photographer Bijen’s Photography entailing various events that cruised on the Runway.

The premium runways were the highlights of the Fashion festival; there were back to back 7 Runways throughout the festival days. Australian Designers, who showcased their collection in the world class fashion event.

The Premium Runway hosted the designer Runways were; Dion Lee, Macgraw, Carla Zampatti, Romance Was Born, Ginger & Smart, Yeojin Bae, Manning Cartell

The show gave its viewers an experience of falling in love;” Romance was Born “curated the snowing runway and its fabulous collection was the highlight of the runway 3.

In short, Runway 3 encapsulated the essence to kick start a stylish autumn with its fur jackets,tops, skirts, silted skirts and the off shoulders to go along. Crisp cream, beige, red and orange dominated the Runway and not to forget the flared dresses and skirts.

What stole the show was the Fur Off shoulder top, which made every fashionista crave to have one in their wardrobe as well.

The Premium Runway showcased the emerging Australian Designers like Finders, Isabelle Quinn, Keepsake and Taluah to name a few.

My favourite pick from the Runway was that of Taluah, it had all it cloudy say flairs, off shoulders, with subtle blend of orange, red and beige dominated the runway.

Brands like Wild horses and S. Wallis captured furs, frills and off the shoulders trends that we can inherit off the runway too. The 4th Premium Runway was presented by Shop till you drop magazine, wherein one could shop immediately while being seated and watching the show. It was first of its kind experience that was available to the viewers, being the first to own it straight from the runway.

The GQ Mens Fashion-wear, Australia’s largest designer line up for menswear didn’t fail to impress us with its variety line like Aquila shoes, Jack London, Calibre and Dom Bagnato to name a few.

This Runway went high for viewers specially with Asahi Beer being served on arrival.

The GQ Mens Fashion-wear, the Australia’s largest designer line up for menswear didn’t fail to impress us with its variety line including Aquila shoes, Jack London, Calibre and Dom Bagnato to name a few.

This Runway went high for viewers specially with Asahi Beer being served on arrival.

The penultimate day was for Runway 5, featuring designers like Misha Collection, Camilla, Thurley, Zhivago and Rachel Gilbert to name a few.

Lacies, drapes, wrap around dresses, off the shoulder sequined dresses were the highlight of the Runway. My favorite pick was from the brand Camilla, aesthetically appealing design, color and patterns; they had everything to make it straight from Runway to off runway fashion statement.

Runway 6, was chic, trendy, sporty and fresh, the theme revolving its centerfold that focuses on feminism. The Runway line up included Brands like Anna Quan, Bul, Viktoria & Woods and Ryder to name a few.

The finale Premium Runway 7 presented by Oyster, was a short and sweet line up of designers like Pageant, Garbage TV, Eugenie and Kloke to name a few.

Casual and funky this runway ended with a showstopper collection by Garbage tv, the freezing moment was where the models ended up taking a “Selfie” on the stage.

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Garbage TV

Apart from the Runways, there were Priceline hair and makeover booths that made sure, you are runway ready, while you watch them. They took care of the trends and look of the season.They had media walls for everyone to pose and photographers who asked you to pose.

The other popup booths were that of cosmopolitan magazine, 6 by 6 ft Magazine and not to forget that of Virgin Australia.

With such an amazing wrap to a 19 day long fashion affair makes us impatient that 2018 VAMFF arrives soon and with even more trendsetting styles.