What you'll be wearing next: a sneak peek at next season
As seen at MBFWA
While there were many key looks spotted on last week's MBFWA runways, the one trend that gets our pick is undoubtedly the biggest - we're calling it a white out.
It looks like it'll be a white hot summer. And what better way to treat your wardrobe in the summer months than to detox from all your black and grey winter pieces. All-white ensembles ruled the runways and were seen in sporty fabrics such as cotton and jersey at Ten Pieces through to high-fashion tunic layering at Ellery and Christopher Esber.
This luxurious fabrication was seen in many a collection, especially mixed back with lighter fabrics and the colour of the season - white. At Jayson Brunsdon and Ellery, jewel-tone brocades were teamed with crisp white skirts, working to tone down the traditionally winter fabric.
The new evening
We may be known for our relaxed, sporty style internationally, but this year MBFWA presented high-glamour evening looks worthy of an Oscars red carpet. Known predominately for bridalwear, Steven Khalil and Johanna Johnson presented ready-to-wear collections heavily featuring embellished gowns. At Maticevski, modern and architectural designs were shown in a colour palette ranging from white and soft mauve all the way through to high-shine gold and black. Bec & Bridge then took us back to the '70s in shimmering lurex and sexy cut-outs. Our picks? The effortless, fashion-forward designs from Michael Lo Sordo, Bianca Spender and Aje - we loved how gowns were teamed with flat sandals for a modern and nonchalant vibe.
It's official: this season calls for lustrous shine - by day or by night. Flapper-esque fringed dresses were seen at Johanna Johnson in metallic silver and gold, while gold shone brightly again on the catwalks at Ellery and Maticevski. And, just for something different, Michael Lo Sordo featured hot pink metallic panels on flowing pleated-chiffon gowns.
Ellery, Michael Lo Sordo, Maticevski
Next summer, dare to bare a little skin - well, at least that was the message from MBFWA. Clothing featuring peek-a-boo panels and sheer translucent fabrics appeared on the runways of designers such as Alice McCall, Lee Matthews and Michael Lo Sordo.
The skinny scarf
The scarf is the must-have accessory this spring. Worn wrapped tightly around the neck like a choker (as at Aje) or more loosely with tails hanging free - the humble scarf is the perfect - and cheapest - way to instantly update your wardrobe.
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