After carefully nutting out the top trends and hottest hues from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, there's only one thing left to do: put together our new season shopping lists! I quizzed the Sugar editors on which runway looks that moved them to place a pre-order, and the results are telling. There were definitely some stand-out shows from this year's fashion fest; Michael Lo Sordo, Bec & Bridge and Ellery obviously holding sway over what we want to wear come Spring/Summer 2013-13. Step inside to snoop the looks the Sugar crew will be lusting after/buying/paying off (!) in the coming months.
Colour has got to be the fastest, most effective, most wearable way to get on trend. Invest in a single item in a hot hue, and suddenly your whole ensemble gets injected with ooh-will-you-look-at-that newness. The best bit is once you know what shades are set to be big, you can buy up in shapes and style that you already adore and that flatter your figure. Genius, huh? To give you a head start on the shape shade of things to come, we've rounded up the biggest colour trends from2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. Want more trend forecasting? Scope our ultimate runway report after familiarizing yourself with the new season colour rules.
A big, fashionable Fab congrats goes out to Elise Crossman who won our Intel fashion week competition! We asked for your best front row-worthy outfits, and our six well-dressed finalists certainly made it hard to pick a winner — but it was this Sydney-sider's way with two of this season's biggest trends, the animal print skinny and the ever-present peplum, that got her over the line. Elise popped by Fab H/O yesterday to take ownership of her brand spankin' new HP Ultrabook™ — Inspired by Intel, looking just as effortlessly stylish as she did in her submission snap. Hope you enjoy your prize, Elise!
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week may be done and dusted for another year, but we're still thinking about the new season trends that stalked the Spring/Summer runways. From the omnipresent peplum to the only style of trouser to be seen in, photographic florals to pops of neon, this is your ultimate guide to next season's strongest looks. We might be staring down the barrel of Winter, but these warm-weather looks will be on high rotation in just a few months. Take the tour, and get ahead of the curve.
Not to get all weird and stalkerish, but Taylor Tomasi Hill is the kinda girl you want to be your best friend. Friendly, down to eath, ridiculously stylish in that impossible to replicate, effortless kinda way, we were bowled over by how — well, normal — the super stylist was when we interviewed her during Fashion Week. Taylor is an industry superstar of sorts thanks to her flawless street style status (Tommy Ton is a fan), but her editorial CV proves she's more than just a front row fixture, clocking up time in the fashion departments of Teen Vogue, US Marie Claire, and now e-tailer Moda Operandi. Ms Tomasi Hill was flown in to lend her styling skills (again) to Oroton for the brand's MBFWA debut. Between ironing shirts backstage (yes — not her assistant) and posing for pics with die-hard fashion fans, we stole five minutes of the flame-haired Texan's time. We were warned that she wasn't super keen on interviews, but during our wee chat of the MCA steps Taylor was nothing but happy to chat; telling us about her about her gig at Moda, getting massages with her old boss in Bondi and why she won't be hitting the lecture circuit anytime soon. . .
How has it been working on the Oroton show? We pretty much have the same vision, in terms of the styling, so it’s been really easy.
As much as we adore scoping the new season threads from the runways at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, the front row was just as perve-worthy. The the 'fits sitting front row can be just as directional, and just as important for forecasting trends to come. We've taken the top five pieces from our most-stylish list and found similar, so you can invest now in the pieces that everyone else will be wearing in six months' time. Like that? We do. Get ahead of that curve.
Ponytails are a style staple globally but if you're struggling to think of ways to make yours look, well, more interesting and not so gym-chic, you're in luck because Fashion Week just served up six new twists on the classic style. From a simple, two-second trick that'll add an instant glam factor to dual-textured and two-toned styles to equestrian-esque takes on the look, you can be as adventurous or low-key as you like when it comes to refreshing an ol' classic. Take a look.
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With punk references cited as inspiration at several shows including Ginger & Smart, Manning Cartell and Zimmermann, it made sense that as well as pops of colour, we were going to see a Mohawk or two. Now, traditional Mohawks may be a polarising style that’s not really suitable for the office but Fashion Week showcased some more wearable ways to take on the trend. From Zimmermann’s rag curls to Whitney Eve & We by Whitney Port’s Mohican hybrid braid, take a closer look at how the Mohawk was updated for the upcoming season.