Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia – Day 1 by Jo Bayley

Jo BayleyFast forward one year and here we are again for MBFWA (Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia) 2015.

The fash pack is out in full force and Carriageworks in Sydney’s Redfern is awash in a sea of slimming black.

B & B 2Day one and I’m loving the fabulous sushi train of delicious eyewear provided by Sunglass Hut.

Prada, Miu Miu, Ray Ban just to name a few, are all there and my favourites for today are divine Dolce & Gabbana’s that they kindly loaned to me for the day!

Classic black shades with stunning rose detail along the arms.

Feeling very Sophia Loren sashaying down the streets of Sicily. I can’t wait to come back tomorrow and choose a new pair.

Have my eye on a fabulous pair of Prada aviators, I am loving that ’70’s vibe.

My first show on this weeks schedule is Bec and Bridge.

One of my personal favourites, these girls have a sexy sensibility about their designs and know how to flatter a woman’s body.

Since starting their label in 2003, Becky Cooper and Bridget Yorston have gone from strength to strength.

‘The pair have a meticulous eye for detail, alongside a ” finger-on-the-pulse” ability to create commercially savvy designs.’

This year sees them launch a swimwear collection, which I’m sure will follow suit and be a huge hit.

B & B 3The setting for their resort 2015 collection titled ” the dusk march” was an industrial hanger at Sydney’s Carriageworks.

It was a perfect backdrop, minimal in aesthetic, for the soft silhouettes and delicate fabrics that the girls had chosen for this season.

The colour palette was right on the mark.

B & B 8Rich Marsala, the Pantone shade for 2015, strong navy blue, liquid like metallics that shimmered like sun on the water and divine beading took everything to new heights.

Runway styling was rock’n’roll meets Khaleesi from Game of Thrones, tribal princess all the way!

Makeup was natural which complimented relaxed hair, a very gypset vibe.

B & B 1B & B 6Knee high gladiator sandals in both leather and lizard, flat and heeled was an excellent choice too.

Loved the relaxed flares embellished with sequins, cut outs that flashed flesh in just the right amount, and the swimwear in muted metallics had interesting details.

B & B 5Leather accents were edgy yet soft and prints were light.

This is perfect holiday packing material, from pool to party Bec and Bridge are THE go-to label.

So that’s day one at MBFWA for me.

B & B 7Hope you’ll join me for the rest of the weeks excitement and a different pair of shades everyday! How will I ever choose my new favourites?

jo-bayley-ciao-170Jo Bayley, Fashion Editor, The Culture Concept Circle, 2015

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