Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney – Day 4 and 5

Photos by – Yunn Chin Photography

LAN YU

Lan Yu’s bridal gowns were absolutely Stunning!

The gowns were displayed on elevated boxes through a live installation allowing the viewer to walk around the designs. A mix of live models and mannequins were used to display the gorgeous gowns. Each of the 12 gowns represented a star sign, all beautifully designed with intricate fabrication, delicate beading and lace. We had the pleasure to attend the Lan Yu after party where we were able to view the gowns in closer detail.

The designs were simply amazing, I loved every single gown and I especially enjoyed the interactive installation in contrast to the typical runway show.

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I had the great pleasure to meet the insanely talented designer Lan Yu and she was just as gorgeous as her gowns; incredibly graceful and elegant.

JAYSON BRUNSDON

‘Rio’ A collection filled with jacquard and silk dresses, with shimmer tones of earthy colours; this is a collection I adore. Exotically wild with golds, coppers, sequences and feathers; designs that translates the fun and the tropical environment of Brazil.

It was truly a breath of difference compared to the designs I had seen throughout fashion week.

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MACGRAW

Oh MACGRAW how I adore you!!!

The peter pan collars, the puffed sleeves, the polka dots, the stripes, the print on print, everything about this collection is GORGEOUS!
This collection was one of the few that I could see myself wearing everyday. Current, youthful, fun, relatable and cute, I simply must have it all hahahaha!

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IXIAH

I have so much love for this label!!!

The amazing designer behind Ixiah, Krystel Davis never ceases to amaze.
I have followed Ixiah for some time now and WOW! It has grown into an astonishing label with such a unique aesthetic, standing apart from the rest.
Debuting for the first time in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Ixiah pulled out all the stops with their signature detailing, tribal aesthetic, incredible fabrication teamed with bold and strong silhouettes.

It was incredible!

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AJE

Reflecting on Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Aje by far had one of the best displays. A live installation showcasing their designs through live models blissfully relaxing around and under a Sahara-like cabana.
Peekaboo sheer fabrics with lace and detailed floral beading, the designs were beautiful.
We were able to walk around the collection and look at the designs closely whilst champagne and canapés were served. Viewers were able to freely converse about the collection, it was an interesting change of environment compared to the intense atmosphere at a runway show.

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SONG FOR THE MUTE

Song for the Mute closed the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week with a daring and edgy Men’s collection. Grey tones with black and white layered aesthetic teamed with ribbed and textured coats. It was also interesting to see Lupe Fiasco close the show and he did it with such attitude and swag that only a Rapper embodies.

Masculine, intense, dark and structured designs; it was a great way to end our first Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

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Raffles Graduate Showcase – Byzantium

Photos by Yunn Chin Photography

I was so excited to attend the Raffles Graduate Showcase “Byzantium” last month. Being the fashion college that I myself attend, I was interested to see what talent Raffles would introduce into the future fashion industry.

I have wanted to post this showcase for some time now; there were so many amazing designs from each student that it has been a huge struggle to choose the standouts.

Out of the 1000+ images to choose from here are my favourites from the showcase:

Helen Nguyen – Women’s Wear | Natalie Nguyen – Men’s Wear

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Jing Ting Xu

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Stephanie Chau

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Viviene Khong  |  Amy Le

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Stephanie McGuigan

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Matiny Ng

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Out of all the collections showcased, Matiny Ng’s designs were hands down my favourite! The collection was eccentric, colourful and the use of basic pattens of circles and squares were used in such a unique way. Their collection by far had left the biggest impression on me and Chin.

Li Tung Chou

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Rebecca Chen

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Natalie Cheung

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Skye Hay

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Faradila Sofyan

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Anna Pham

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Hong Nhung Luonc

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Fergie Theodora

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William Utama

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This collection was another one of my personal favourites. The exploration of gathered, layered materials expressed through the ruffle design was amazing! The delicate use of pastel tones was such a cute and romantic touch.

David Zheng

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Emma Macgregor

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Closing

All the designs showcased were incredible! To see the rest of the showcase click here!

Thank you to Raffles for inviting me to this event!!!

Thank you for visiting, I’ll see you soon with a new outfit post 🙂