Ginger & Smart
Day 2 of MBFWA kicked off with AFC member, Ginger & Smart, showcasing their Resort 17 collection. The collection titled, 'Voyager', saw silhouettes wrapped, folded and layered with hints of relaxed sport elements and swimwear pieces, tied together with oversized sun hats designed by milliner Jonathan Howard.
Victorian based designer, Yeojin Bae celebrated her 10th Fashion Week show with her collection, 'Contemplation' which featured refined tailoring, sophisticated colour palette and distinct silhouettes. With her signature style of double crepe sheath dresses - a celebrity favourite around Spring Racing season - Yeojin added looser shapes, exaggerated feminine sleeves with sporty features.
Launched in 2011, Rebecca Vallance namesake label showed at Paris and New York in previous years, however this year has made her MBFWA debuted launching a evening wear range. True to Vallance's style, the collection features ruffles, lace, black leather and hints of silver highlights combined with a distinct black, white and yellow colour palette.
Design Duo Edwina Robinson and Adrian Norris, presented Aje's Resort 16/17 Collection, 'Apocalyptic Paradise', a conceptual look into their childhood home state of Queensland. 'Apocalyptic Paradise' featured muted hues and embellished denim separates and is said to represent the 'preconceived notions of Queensland as a cultural wasteland'. Models were adorned in Blundstone boots contrasted against flowy frilled dresses and skirts, ballooning silhouettes toughened with denim and leather pieces.
AFC member, Dion Lee, closed Day 2 of MBFWA with his Resort 17 Collection, set in a glass atrium on top of One Bligh at the Bloomberg's building. Against the Sydney night sky, the venue provided a dramatic backdrop to Dion's glass inspired collection, which featured innovative glass fabrics, created using crocheted glass crystals. Dion's signature sculptural style was evident throughout the collection, with a mixture of monochrome and accents of pale lemon colour featured across deconstructed jackets, half undone dresses, and free light ensembles perfect for the resort season.