It's time! Are you ready? Because we're about to distil five days of fashion week madness and 30 plus runway shows into one super-fast, easy-to-click trend gallery. The strongest shapes, the key pieces, the newest looks — they're all here. From sculptural frills that fanned out from the body like 3D waves at Karla Spetic to the sophisticated take on the crop top at Ginger & Smart, to the sexiest skirt shape as seen at By Johnny — if you weren't on the ground at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, consider this as your one stop shop. Everything you need to know about Spring/Summer 2013-14 awaits you inside . . .
If you have a thing for bags and shoes, have we got a treat for you! We've painstakingly gone through our runway round-ups from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia with a fine tooth comb to pick out the very best new season shoes and bags from the Spring/Summer offerings. Many local designers out-sourced their accessories to chain store brands this year, which is great news if you want to make these runway wheels yours!
Tony Bianco provided those killer lace-up boots for Alex Perry, as well the 'Cambridge' wheels for Camilla and Marc, the 'Dice' and 'Libby' heels at Ellery, the 'Lolita' pumps at Toni Maticevski, the 'Ashley' platforms at Rebecca Vallance and the ankle-strapped heels for Bec & Bridge. ASOS was all over the catwalks too, supplying Christopher Esber with his 'Hostage' heels, Talulah with their flirty tie-up sandals and We Are Handsome with their metallic 'Hackney' stilettos. And those fantastical Romance Was Born creations? They came courtesy of Shoes of Prey. It's time to let your fingers do the walking. . .
Camilla and Marc Warehouse Sale
When: 12pm - 7pm Thurs 2nd, 10am - 6pm Fri 3rd, 10am - 4pm Sat 4th, and 10am - 4pm Sun 5th May
Where: 289 Young St, Waterloo, NSW
What: Previous seasons and one-off samples
Manning Cartell Warehouse Sale
When: 10am - 7pm Fri 3rd and 10am - 4pm Sat 4th
Where: Manning Cartell Studio, 45-47 Meeks Rd, Marrickville, NSW
What: Recent and previous seasons and one-off samples
Lisa Ho Sydney Warehouse Sale
When: 10am - 5pm Fri 3rd, 10am - 5pm Sat 4th, and 10am - 3pm Sun 5th
Where: Level 2, 11 - 17 Buckingham St, Surry Hills, NSW
What: Up to 80% off
Last night at Sydney's The Star, celebrities flocked to celebrate CLEO magazine's much-anticipated relaunch. New columnist Kelly Osbourne was flown in especially for the fun-filled event, walking the red carpet in an Alex Perry frock hot off the MBFWA runway (albeit in black, not ecru as shown). The local celeb-set joined the E! Fashion Police commentator in the festivities, bringing their party-dress best. Laura Dundovic shone in a sexy Manning Cartell two-piece, chosen by beau James Kerley, Zoe Marshall looked chic in a plunging lilac Suboo sheath, Celebrity Apprentice contestant Prinnie Stevens was elegant in white in Bless'ed Are The Meek number, Nikki Phillips went the embellished route in a red leather Isabel Marant shift, and editor Sharri Markson took Kelly's lead by opting for a corseted Alex Perry party frock. Want to zoom in on all the red carpet style? It's all inside. . .
Every Fashion Week has a unique personality, and ours can only be categorised as fearless. It is not rare to see full-on costume makeup on the MBFWA catwalks, but on the other hand, there are also edgy looks that push the envelope without being impossible to re-create at home. While the looks coming down the runway ranged from sweet to somewhat scary, we selected the top 22 anyone can try right now.
Directional. Iridescent. Holographic. Futuristic. They're all words to describe Manning Cartell's 2013 MBFWA collection, and all hint at the overriding theme — these clothes are electric. High-shine metallic formed everything from boxy cropped tops to slinky pencil dresses, while contrasting prints in blue, lilac and black stayed true to the label's signature edgy style. To embody the collection's Romeo & Juliet inspiration, romantic sheer netting and buttery soft leathers softened the harder-edged pieces, while a mix of close-to-the-body and sporty silhouettes ensured there's a little something for everyone.
- Colours: Gold, silver, blue, black, white, cream and hints of lilac.
- Trends: Graphic, futuristic tailoring, short-suits, boxy silhouettes.
- Key Looks: Unexpected leather pieces in pants, jackets and shorts, matching printed tops and bottoms, midi-length printed pencil skirts.
- Accessories: Charm-hoop earrings, hard-edged bracelets and rings, two-tone spliced sandals with conical heels.
A popular show on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia calendar, the makeup for Manning Cartell is headed-up by Max May for Mac Cosmetics. Max drew on both the top line collection colours and the cold, industrial feel of the Carriage Works venue. Hair took on a tribal feel thanks to ghd's Alan White, who used their newest straightening hero to take strands to new levels of sleek. Click through to see the action from backstage.
It's TV's night of nights, and the leading ladies of the show did not disappoint us when it came to their red carpet choices. Golden girl of the night, Carrie Bickmore (she's up for the biggest award of the show, the Gold Logie) wowed when she hit the carpet in a watermelon-hued Steven Khalil gown. Rebecca Judd was on the red carpet next, in a sexy and sheer J'Aton number, while Myer ambassador Lauren Phillips went for full-blown glamour in a metallic Arthur Galan gown, and Jennifer Hawkins literally sparkled in inky Jayson Brundson. We've got all the details on who's wearing what, as it comes through — click on to what all the stars are wearing!
As soon as the stars hit the red carpet at the 55th Annual TV Week Logie Awards last night, we knew we were in for a visual treat. Knowing that Sydney-based designer Steven Khalil was working with a few leading ladies, we were pretty certain there were going to be some showstopping dresses making an appearance, and we weren't disappointed. Having trawled through all the looks, we've narrowed down the top five ensembles of the night — and yep, Mr Khalil's work makes two appearances. We had Carrie Bickmore's watermelon-hued Steven Khalil number, Jennifer Hawkins' slinky black Jayson Brundson, Samara Weaving in lacy red Steven Khalil, Jess McNamee's white Grecian gown and Laura Dundovic in fitted Manning Cartell. Five gorgeous gowns, no doubt — but who was your number one standout? Vote now!
She was one of the last to hit the red carpet at last night's Logie Awards, but we think it was worth the wait to see Laura Dundovic's style choices. Wearing a fitted coral-red Manning Cartell number, the model and Myer ambassador looked sleek and super chic — especially as she kept accessories to a minimum, with just a beaut Sergio Rossi clutch and cocktail ring accompanying her dress. The Manning Cartell fits like a glove and we love the pop of orange in the middle of the bodice. Are you a fan?
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