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Hashtag MBFWA

With Sydney in a fashion frenzy thanks to MBFWA, my Instagram has exploded with pics of some truly impressive Australian talent. The belle of the ball by far, however, is Romance Was Born.

The label was officially launched by designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales in 2005, who have a reputation for transforming “fashion into a glimmering chimerical paradise full of wonderment.”

Their spring/summer 2013 collection, “Mushroom Magic”, lived up to the hype, taking a trip (double entendre intended) down the rabbit hole with an Alice In Wonderland meets Yellow Submarine meets Marvin the Martian inspired show, including an amazing fantasy land set by artist Pip and Pop.

“The clothes – which inspired awe and joy – are a wholly unique expression of two artists unbound by the kind of rules designated by sales managers and trend forecasters. This is freedom in fashion; fearless and fucking fantastic,” said Pedestrian TV (see more incredible images of the collection here). I could not agree more.

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Beginning on Monday, Australia’s leading fashion designers will be showcasing their new spring/summer collections at the 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Being held at Sydney’s Carriageworks a month earlier than usual to accommodate for the global buying schedule, it will see a host of designers, press, retailers, and bloggerati converge on the city to celebrate the countries talent.

Here are the designers to look out for:

We Are Handsome
“Established In 2009, We Are Handsome are renowned for pioneering, digital print swimwear.

Each bold print is treated as individual works of art, inspired by co-founders Jeremy Somers and Indhra Chagoury’s memories and experiences of life in Australia.

Established in 2009 as a collaborative creative project, the brand unexpectedly took off globally with an impressive accolade of high calibre celebrities and international stockists. We Are Handsome is available in more than 26 cities and 18 countries.

2013 marks the labels second time showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.

Blesse’d Are The Meek
“Designer Maria Maung has propelled the Bless’ed are the Meek label onto the world stage. Despite her young age, Maria’s skill, signature design style and innate knowledge of the Bless’ed customer has seen the brand increase its international distribution by over 50% in the past 12 months.

With consistent positive reactions from both buyers and media, each season sees Bless’ed are the Meek continue to grow and develop both their covetable design aesthetic and global audience.”

Vanishing Elephant
“Celebrating 5 years of the label, 2013 will be the first year Vanishing Elephant showcases at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia and marks the release of their third womenswear collection.

The brand offers a classic aesthetic that aims not to reinvent but highlight the great subtleties of clothing with a modern take. Large range with plenty of unique textiles.

Vanishing Elephant is a Sydney based clothing brand established in 2008 by Arran Russell, Felix Chan and Huw Bennett.

After first arriving in store in 2009 the brand is now available throughout North America, The United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand and our home country Australia.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week sees designers abandon Logies

Kat Stewart looking sassy in J’Aton at the 2012 Logies (image: Nicole Cleary source: Herald Sun)

Thanks to the new Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week schedule, Australian TV stars have been abandoned by their usual Logies designers as they prepare for their various shows. Particularly shocking is the news that red carpet favourite Alex Perry has not designed a single dress, with his spokesman Josh Flinn explaining Perry had to turn down several celebrities due to incredibly bad timing.

Usually held in May, the fashion week shows will instead begin on April 8, and will kick-off with Camilla & Marc, Sydney design siblings who are celebrating their 10 year anniversary. Other favourites include We Are Handsome, Bec & Bridge, Talulah and Vanishing Elephant, who will show throughout the week.

The lack of available designers willing to make custom gowns may be a blessing for new talent, as stylist Natalie Crighton commented, “it makes us go out and find other designers and make new relationships.” Crighton will be dressing Carrie Bickmore, who is nominated for a gold Logie, in Steven Khalil, while Rebecca Judd will wear J’Aton and Asher Keddie will be in Dion Lee.

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