5 Collections We Can’t Wait to See at Australian Fashion Week 2017 May 11, 2017 by Alex (Day Styles)
Expectations are high for the best shows from the top fashion designers at the upcoming Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Australia. This year we'll be seeing some well-represented labels as well as the return of others who haven't shown a collection in years. With the opening date set for May 14th and running until the 19th, there will be much to see in Sydney this year as almost 50 fashion companies showcase their new collections. Here we round off the top five collections you won’t want to miss at MBFWA 2017.
Sass and Bide
The iconic Australian brand Sass and Bide will be returning this year with their Resort 17 runway collection, the first the brand will be showing in 14 years. Their style seeks a bold and individualistic design that is part bohemian, natural, and urban. Expect a lot of art and innovation as they seek to reintroduce their designs to international buyers flying in for the event.
Newcomers to the show will be up-and-coming designer Anna Quan who will make her runway debut this year. Specializing in garments that are both functional and desirable, Quan is inspired by art and culture and seeks a mixture of both modernist and decorative design. Expect to see some stunning cuff shirts made with the finest materials that are still perfect for day wear.
Romance Was Born
Closing the show will be cultish Australian label Romance Was Born. Where their show will be held is still unknown but if previous years are anything to go on expect a setting worthy of their name. Lat year their show was hosted at the historic Carthona Estate on Sydney Harbor, a spacious stone home filled with fine art, wooden staircases and gothic décor. Known for fusing art with fashion, Romance Was Born designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales seek to create clothes that will provoke an emotional response. Expect something dazzling from their collection and their show.
Bec and Bridge
This fashion duo is sure to have a lot of attention this year as they showcase their new collection. Known for striking a fine balance between aspirational and achievable fashion these two have been on the up since their inception in 2004. This year will mark 15 years in the industry. Bec and Bridge are known for strong aesthetic designs and sleek silhouettes with a contemporary and progressive edge.
Appointed Head Designer at only 23, Siham Elmaway has been spearheading the company’s recent successful shows, and much the same will be expected of their collection this year. Each of their 11 collections to date has centered on a central theme, making each one standalone from the others. Known for pushing the envelope with experimental designs, C/MEO has always created an evocative and exotic look with each new show.
And there we have it, the top five collections were all waiting to see at this year’s Australian Fashion week. With almost 50 top designers being represented there will be a lot to look out for this year but make sure you keep an eye out for these top five exciting collections.