Another year, another Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (MBFWA) has rolled around again, with regular industry stalwarts making their milestones. A big start, with the merge of Premiere Trade Event, joining forces with MBFWA for the first time for the high-end component of the industry.
The IMG team who expertly put the event together like clockwork every year, as well as the many volunteers, rolled out another successful one this year at Carriageworks in Redfern. More of an industrial and arts chic vibe, it definitely had a more accessible feel about it while ensuring it felt spacious.
There was plenty of big milestones this year, with Perth based, Aurelia Costarella celebrating 30 years in business, as well with Camilla & Marc & Jayson Brunsdan also celebrating 10 year milestones. Fabulous to see the longevity of these business survive, through the good times and bad.
Sister and brother team, Camilla and Marc kicked off their show with a real wow factor. Inspired by the Russian Matroyoshka doll. There were strong textures , with jacquared and lace, silks, jackets embellished and metallic. Tailoring and elegance were highlighted in this collection
Also on Day 1, Aurelio Costeralla’s collection wowed crowds and media and was a retrospect based on his 30 years in the fashion industry and paying homage to his recurring themes in past collections. A combination of Ready to wear and Couture pieces it was a sublime look into this very talented designers abilities. The esteemed designer dedicated his collection to his late father who died at the beginning of the year.
Phoebes Garland is a Features Writer for EXPOSED Online and co-owns Garland & Garland Fashion & Fashion Initiative, an online fashion destination covering business of fashion, fashion, luxury and events. Phoebes Garland was described as a ” Power Agent”, by Ragtrader magazine. Between the two of them, Phoebes & Robert Garland have over 50 years sales experience in fashion, publishing and advertising. Garland & Garland Fashion is a respected leading boutique fashion agency based in Sydney, and they are regularly sought for comment from various media & the fashion industry on business fashion topics and issues. Phoebes Garland was also one of the judges for The Spirit of the Black Dress in 2012 (LMFF).
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