Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is the time where all fashionable eyes (bespectacled or bare) are glued to the catwalks of Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay. But the catwalks weren’t the only place to spy Sydney’s best-dressed. MBFWA has double the fashionable focus- both on the collections presented and the ensembles worn by those who attended. This week it was all about the statement- whether it was the statement blazer, bag or the killer shoe.
The crisp Autumnal weather was given the nod by one of the week’s must-have pieces- the jacket. MBFWA saw a vast array of statement jackets; structured blazers, power shoulders, bomber jackets, long trenches and bold prints all made an appearance.
Speaking of power pieces – the clutch bag was out in full force during MBFWA. A perfect example of how a statement clutch can add a little extra pop to an already bold ensemble was Sass and Bide’s Sarah-Jane Clark and her statement canvas clutch. Clark, who was attending the Romance Was Born show made a statement with her kaleidoscope of colours and took the outfit to the next level by adding the clutch.
Pip Edwards worked two of the MBFWA trends at once- the power jacket and the clutch. Edwards wore a classic sartorial style ensemble- a tailored black blazer with relaxed black harem pants and stilettos. She accessorized with chunky, gold pieces and finished off the look with a black and gold hardware clutch.
The print was also on high rotation this year at Fashion Week with Kate Waterhouse, Jessica Stein and Nicole Warne from Gary Pepper Vintage demonstrating how well print on print does work. The patterns were bold and the colours were bright, adding some bite to the already fresh autumn week. Hairdos were polished, accessories were delicate and nails were pastel, making the print the sole focal point of the ensemble.
Each year MBFWA promises a visual feast for the fashion hungry and with this calibre of 2012’s street style, the fashion hungry were not disappointed.
[Images: Felt.com, popsugar,cocolee,blogspot]