MBFW, Summer Wardrobe Dreams
Autumn is a confusing time of year. The weather starts to cool, the sun lights the sky for fewer hours and the ever-increasing rainfall reminds us that the formidable, dreary days of winter are palpably upon us.
For all intents and purposes, we should be miserable about this tedious cyclical change of circumstance, and yet, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) gives us something to look forward to with the unveiling of lively Spring/Summer 2014 collections due to hit stores from August this year.
Despite the impending onslaught of grey, menacing skies, and our growing desire for oversized coats, fitted boots and printed scarves to protect our delicate skins from the autumn chills, MBFWA turns our eyes towards more vibrant, and decidedly skimpier, wardrobe ideas for the warmer months to come.
To mark the beginnings of our winter denial last week was MBFWA in Sydney; fresh off the jet from Istanbul, with a myriad more reasons why we should welcome the end of the rainy days and how to do it in style.
The forthcoming Spring/Summer 2014 trends saw leading fashion designers urge us to leave the greys of winter in our wake with an attack of colour and sharp angular hemlines.
Creative 3D geometric designs ran rampant on the catwalk with models flaunting the latest innovations from Australian designer, Bei Na Wei, and Saudi Arabian, Yousef Akbar.
Ciara Nolan brought together a series of eclectic, fluorescent retro prints, while Logvan Code designer Julia Logvan, presented a decidedly alternative-feminine collection with soft lines, metallic tones and fringed skirts, dresses and shawls.
Sharp lines in soft pastel shades were the look of the moment for Australian designer Hayley Dawson whose collection presented a masculine twist on classic women’s dress. Standing out amongst the crowd was her cutout, open gown with a sharp-collared neckline.
Presenting an overall abundance of colour, metallics, a-line skirts and clashing patterns with busy prints, MBFWA has us eagerly (and impatiently) awaiting the warmer months for an optimum time to try out some of the latest trends to hit the catwalk.
So as we while away the cooler months in lovely but heavy layers, keep your eyes peeled for the sunshiny days ahead and have your metallic blouses and angular skirts at the ready.
*A special thanks to Ms Zara Abernathy for the provision of our fashion savvy photos :)