Designers, celebrities, media and local fashion lovers have descended on the John Reid Pavilion at the Brisbane Showgrounds this week to honour ten years of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival.
The festival coincides with the arrival of the labels’ spring/summer collections in stores, meaning the public can purchase their favourite new looks immediately.
I attended the Brisbane Arcade Group Show on Tuesday night and was truly impressed with everything from the set-up of the venue, professionalism and of course the designs.
The catwalk was set up in a large U shape, with fantastic views from all rows, and the show opened with an incredible score reminiscent of an old Hollywood film.
As for the collections, there was plenty of gorgeous detailing, a nod to spring racing, with a combination of more structured pieces, muted tones and bright florals, plus bohemian 70’s vibes with earthy tones, in keeping with current trends.
The Irma J Smith House of Fashion created alluring looks through classically silhouetted suits and evening gowns, using vivid colours and faultless workmanship.
Maiocchi twisted nostalgic silhouettes into fresh modern garments with a focus on handmade details, quirky touches and delightful textures.
There were bright happy colours and prints as well as soft pastels and muted neutral tones on show from Pia.
From leisure and corporate wear through to cocktail and evening, Tengdahl’s innovative yet timeless designs reflected confidence and sophistication. With a sense of glamour and adventure, they epitomised Brisbane’s relaxed lifestyle.
The unique and creative garments on show from Bora featured an east meets west story, using traditional oriental jacquard fabrics and organza. With daring silhouettes, pink and black dominated the colour palette.
The romantic and sophisticated gowns by Darb Bridal Couture provided the perfect finale for the show. The extravagant, figure highlighting couture was simply awe-inspiring. You would truly feel like a princess, albeit a contemporary and fashion savvy one, wearing the designs.
The state’s leading fashion festival has been delighting audiences since Sunday with an exciting program of runway shows and related events.
If you want to see more from this week or shop any of the looks from above definitely check out the festival website HERE.
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My Eclectic Muse x
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