Who made my clothes? Fashion Revolution by Fashion Hub Qld

Fashion Hub Qld Q&A event for Fashion Revolution.

Fashion Hub Qld Q&A event for Fashion Revolution.

Who made my clothes?

This is the question that Fashion Revolution wants people to ask themselves this week.

It’s a question I was contemplating after attending Fashion Hub Queensland’s screening of the film, The True Cost.

Fashion Revolution’s annual campaign (April 18 – 24) seeks to ignite a revolution to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased.

The event on Tuesday night at QMC Cinema in Kangaroo Point, prompted by the campaign, was incredibly eye-opening and thought-provoking.

Designers' modeled at the Fashion Hub Qld event.

Designers’ modeled at the Fashion Hub Qld event.

To coincide with the screening Fashion Hub Qld held a sit down with Q&A with talented Brisbane designers who ethically manufacture their labels, a photographic expo, as well as models wearing garments from the talented designers.

The designers included George Wu, Maiocchi, Gail Sorronda, Julie Tengdahl, Black Milk Clothing and Nico Underwear.

Designers' garments on display at the Fashion Hub Qld event.

Designers’ garments on display at the Fashion Hub Qld event.

From labour and sweatshops costing lives to sustainability and the frequency of seasons, The True Cost a myriad of issues, and proved to be a true education.

Fashion Revolution’s mantra is ‘Be Curious, Find Out and Do Something’ about it.

I hope this blog post has made you slightly curious. The True Cost is a well-made documentary and definitely one I would recommend…in fact, I’d recommend organising a screening night with your friends over a glass of wine and clothes swap.

You can also take part in the campaign by posting a photograph on social media, tagging the brand and asking the question #whomademyclothes to get the real story behind what they’re wearing.

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time,

My Eclectic Muse x

A nude shoe for all skin tones

Source: Instagram @louboutinworld

Source: Instagram @louboutinworld

Flats for the win!

This season Christian Louboutin is expanding its Nudes Collection.

The brand has added a ballerina flat to the mix called the Solasofia, and it is available in seven different shades.

The campaign for the Solasfia, which I stumbled upon on Instagram, is absolutely stunning so I had to share.

Until next time,

My Eclectic Muse x

P.S You can follow me on Instagram @myeclecticmuse.

Source: Instragram @louboutinworld.

Source: Instragram @louboutinworld.

MBFF Brisbane Arcade Group Show

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Tengdahl. Brisbane Arcade Group Fashion Show

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.

Brisbane Arcade Group Fashion Show, MBFF Brisbane

Brisbane Arcade Group Fashion Show, MBFF Brisbane

The show featured some of Queensland’s most celebrated fashion houses, including Irma J Smith House of Fashion, Maiocchi, Pia du Pradal, Tengdahl, Bora and Darb Bridal Couture.

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.

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Irma J Smith House of Fashion, Brisbane Arcade Group Fashion Show

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.

Darb Bridal Couture, Brisbane Arcade Group Show

Darb Bridal Couture, Brisbane Arcade Group Show

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.

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned! There will be lots more blog content coming soon, so if you aren’t already I’d love it if you followed me on Bloglovin.

Until next time,

My Eclectic Muse x

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White on White Outfit Envy

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With spring truly sprung in the Northern Hemisphere it’s no surprise white clothing has made a resurgence at the moment.

White lace in particular is everywhere this season, with dresses, shorts and tops with beading and paneling filling the runways.

Models for Valentino,Chloé and Louis Vuitton were dressed in delicate fabrics that played on the transparency of ethereal white lace with a nod to Romanticism.

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Valentino 2015 Spring Ready to Wear via Pinterest.

Although traditionally associated with a spring/summer looks, paired with other fabrics, items with white lace can transition into other seasons (luckily for us Southern Hemisphereans).

While black basics are many women’s wardrobe staple, an all-white ensemble makes for a refreshing statement.

It’s easy to feel intimidated when putting together a monochromatic look, so if you are worrying about being too over the top, try grounding an outfit with pop of pastel or other neutral tones.

Want some serious outfit envy? See below for 10 gorgeous ensembles for some white on white style inspo!

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Photo of Kim Kardashian-West via Pinterest.

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Photo of Cara Delevinge via Pinterest

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Photo of Kendall Jenner via Pinterest.

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Photo of Gigi Hadid via Pinterest.

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Photo of Selena Gomez via Pinterest.

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Photo of Olivia Palermo via Pinterest.

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Off-the-shoulder silhouettes

If you’re carrying the whole world on your shoulders, there’s no reason to carry your sleeves too.

I’m loving the off-the-shoulder look at the moment…well in honesty I’ve been a fan and wearer for a while, but now the look seems to be everywhere. Stores are flooded with varying takes on the silhouette and there have been plenty of recent red carpet appearances by celebrities in elegant shoulder baring styles.

This is one of those trends that seems to make a comeback every decade – think back to old-school Hollywood glamour, the Flashdance legacy of collarless sweatshirts and the ’90s crop top. With everything from the ’90s in vogue at the moment it’s no surprise this trend is back in force.

It’s easy to see why the off-the-shoulder trend keeps making a recurrence as well. The look is relatively easy to pull off (try pairing an off-the-shoulder top with high-waisted trousers or a midi, or opt for a boho chic dress) and flattering for most body types.

With its popularity peaking at various points over the last century, off-the-shoulder silhouettes have transcended all tiers of formality.Whether it be a ball, a cocktail party or daytime event, an off-the-shoulder dress can help secure wow factor.

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1. Marilyn Monroe via Pinterest. 2. Emma Watson via Pinterest. 3. Miroslava Duma via Pinterest.

Interested in trying the off-the-shoulder trend for yourself?

Asos.com have a myriad of cute off-the-shoulder options at the moment.

The below three dresses are some of my favs!

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ASOS Bardot Midi Skater Dress, $40.00.*

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ASOS Glamorous Off Shoulder Midi Dress, $59.00.*

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ASOS Fashion Union Off Shoulder Crop Dress In Floral Lace, $55.00.*

Thanks for stopping by to My Eclectic Muse! I hope you enjoyed this week’s Trending Tuesday post and are having a lovely week.

My Eclectic Muse

*Please note that prices in AUD are given in good faith and although correct at time of publication, may change.