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.
This was Indian-born, Sydney based designer Roopa Pemmaraju's second fashion week showing and the collection was just as full of jubilent prints as it was her debut show. Working predominently with traditional indigenous artists, Roopa works to further the cause of ethical and fair trade business — turning their vibrant artworks into headturning garments. Clever placement of prints of the body works to brilliant effect, with contrasting sleeves, collars and waistbands upping the eye candy quotient of brilliantly-hued shirt dresses and shifts. Wallflowers: beware. This stuff will get you noticed.
- Colours: All the colours of the rainbow, and then some.
- Trends: Graphic prints, bold colour, contrast collars.
- Key Looks: The more structured shift dresses and separates looked fresh and modern.
- Accessories: Dramatic beaded, drop tassle earrings, flat embellished sandals and pom-pom adorned tribal collars.
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.