I kicked the week off eating pastries and drinking coffee at the Flaunter // Pared Eyewear - Women in Fashion breakfast. The event brought together over 150 Australian designers, PR agencies, media, retailers, industry and international guests of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia at the iconic Paramount building in Surry Hills to celebrate the incredible women who power the fashion industry. It was an honour to attend.
Left - Edwina McCann (Editor in Chief) & Christine Centenera (Fashion Director) - VOGUE Australia. Right - Sam Stevenson (Pared Eyewear) & Gaby Howard (Flaunter). Images Tim da-Rin for Flaunter
It was then on to the shows at Carriageworks. My stand-outs for the week were Camilla and Marc, who were celebrating their 15 year anniversary, Albus Lumen, Christopher Esber, and Client Liaison's debut line which included the boys playing their hits live.
Camilla and Marc's MBFWA 2018 show
Client Liaison perform during their MBFWA 2018 show
I finished off the week attending a panel discussion hosted by the Australian Fashion Council on the future of resort wear. The discussion, hosted by Harpers Bazaar Australia Editor-in-Chief and Australian Fashion Council Board Director, Kellie Hush, focused on the impact of the resort wear market and the global appeal of Australian fashion.
AFC Industry Panel, image by Tim Da Rin for Flaunter
The Wild Violet Sling Bag was with my front row at MBFWA 2018