Mercedes Benz Fashion Week - it's a wrap
It's Australia's biggest fashion event and this year was held a month later than normal kick starting the resort wear season and beating out big guns like New York, Paris and Milan. This meant overseas buyers had money to spend. There were some exceptional designs from some of the most talented in Australia.
The amazing Toni Maticevski opened the fashion extravaganza, setting the scene for what was to come. There was a lot of black and white, a bit of gold and gorgeous yellow. His pieces were structured and feminine.
I'd say for the most part, feminine was the story of the week.
Ginger & Smart opted for some tasteful pale pink and emerald green with statement oversized hats. Rebecca Vallance went for ruffles and elegant glamour.
Model Bella Hadid stole the show, walking for Misha Collection, the designers opting for a lot of black, pale pink and sheer fabric that'd make any woman feel a million bucks. Yeojin Bae presented fitted and feminine dresses with beautiful necklines.
Steven Khalil couldn't help but be a little dramatic with feathers and lace. He went for feminine but daring at the same time and pulled it off to perfection. By Johnny's collection featured free flowing dresses full of glamour, spots, unique necklines and a bit of metallic.
For the first time active wear featured on the runway with P.E Nation making a bold and brilliant statement, incorporating black, red and white with checks for a fun and edgy look.
The week ended with fashion royalty in Oscar de la Renta's Summer '16 collection. Wow! Clash print, black, yellow, blue, lace, floral - the elegance was there for all to see, headlined by super Aussie model Shanina Shaik. The emphasis was on femininity with cinched waists on jackets, dresses and formal gowns.
Then came the breathtaking bridal look to close what was a phenomenal fashion week.