Sydney Fashion Weekend – Runway and Style Snaps

Photography by –Yunn Chin Photography

Last month I attended Fashion Weekend the second time and just like the first, it did not disappoint. readily available looks featured on the runway, discounted designer garments, stylish, sleek and cool company, what isn’t there to like.

Here are some stylish snaps we captured both on and off the runway, enjoy 😉

Thanks again for visiting and I’ll see you soon with a new outfit post and our first giveaway 😀

Jamie Ashkar     

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Akin by Ginger & Smart

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Winston Wolfe

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Nicola Finetti

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Talulah

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Christen Copenhagen

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Maurie & Eve

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Bec & Bridge

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Ixiah

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I was so glad to run into Ixiah designer Krystel Davis at the Ixiah space at Fashion Weekend, as usual she looked amazing. I was even able to score the last top from their Winter 13 collection, check out the details on my Instagram HERE!

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Left – Belinda Liana wearing Shakuhachi Top, Zara Culottes, Windsor Smith Sandals, Pink Stitch Blazer and a Country Road Bag

Right – Kitty Xu wearing Cameo Top, Glassons Skort, Acne Boots

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Natasha Sotirios with her stunning friend wearing ASOS top ( I have the same top, check it HERE! ) Vintage pants

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Right – Esther Gounder wearing a vintage lace dress and Celine leather heels

Left – Bre Reiher wearing Shakuhachi, Finders Keepers and Cameo

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Daisy Daet wearing a vintage Norma Kamali top, American Apparel skirt, Adidas shoes

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Elaine Feng looking super cute in a print on print combo

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Sophie Munro looking stunning in Topshop and a cute vintage number

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Left – Tuong Vo wearing Ksubi, General Pants, Topman and Akubra hat 

Right – Emily Davidson wearing Valerie Tolosa

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Teara  Treeracha T. wearing Lucid

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Amber Weiss and Jessica wearing Lucid

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Rebecca in Lucid and Big W

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Left – Kayla Cutajar wearing Stelly Online Boutique

Right – Brooke Smith wearing Chelsea Eve

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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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.

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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.

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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 🙂

Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Sydney – Trends

Photography –Yunn Chin and Ethel Manalo ( Yours truly 🙂 )

I was lucky enough to attend Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival in Sydney back in August. A little while ago I had spoken about my favourite runway show from that event, which was the Trends runway. I highlighted my favourite collection from the show created by the amazing designer Romance Was Born.

Here are my favourites from the collections featured from the rest of the show, Enjoy:

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Also on of my favourite designers from the night, featuring artistically drenched in colour fashion pieces.

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Easton Pearson

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Camilla and Marc

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Christina Exie 

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Bronx and Banco

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Toni Maticevski

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These breath taking dress from the Maticevski collection were definitely the stand out gowns from the night. I loved everything from the cut, the texture of the fabric and the electric colour. The design oozed sophistication, elegance and class.

I’ll be posting more from the event including the first Kardashian Kollection so stay tuned.

Thanks for visiting and see you soon 😉

Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Sydney – Trends (Romance Was Born)

Photographer – Yunn Chin

Out of the four nights of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival, my favourite runway show was without a doubt the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia – Trends. It was a runway show that gave the public a first look into the 2013 Spring and Summer trends from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week before it hits stores.
Over 200 looks from over 30 internationally recognised designers, jam-packed into one amazing runway show. So popular, it ran repeatedly for all four nights of the event.

Romance Was Born opened the show with romantic, cute and intricate dresses and jumpsuits which reminded me of Alice in Wonderland.
Once I saw these designs I immediately wanted to put down the camera because I was in complete awe of how amazing the designs were. I could swear I was salivating a little (hahaha gross I know); all I could think about was getting my hands on one of these dresses.
Even though there were so many crazy and memorable designs from the show, I have to admit that Romance Was Born definitely burnt a lasting impression in my mind.

My favourite piece out of the collection was the first dress. I died when I saw it! The transparent cotton candy pink floral print, the oversized Peter Pan collar, the subtle attachments of pom pom like flowers and the perfect distribution of puffed sleeves was enough to bring my excitement on overdrive.

I can’t wait to show you the rest of the gorgeous and diverse looks from the rest of the show, stay tuned :).

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Sydney – Sportscraft

Photographer – Yunn Chin

Sportscraft graced the runway with vibrant and playful printed separates the second night of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival in Sydney.

Sportscraft was not one of my favourites, or my go to when I would rack the shelves and hangers at Myers. However, after seeing their Spring Summer 2013 collection, I’ve definitely given it a second thought.

As you’ve seen in my previous outfit posts, I am in love with colour, fun prints, as well as comfort without jeopardising style and this was exactly what Sportscraft showcased in their collection.

Here are some of the looks lead by the unique Australian beauty Samantha Harris.

Enjoy 🙂

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Sydney Fashion Weekend Runway

I’ve been meaning to post this for quite sometime, however, in the past couple of weeks reality had hit hard with assessments, bills and work. I had underestimated the full power of stress during assessments; it has been 5 years since I’ve studied full time.

I had contemplated if I should post this at all, since fashion weekend was some time ago but then I thought it would be a complete waste if I didn’t. Plus I didn’t want you guys to miss out on the trends that weekend. So as promised here it is…

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Bec and Bridge 

Known for their affordable, modern and chic designs, Bec and Bridge did not disappoint, showcasing; leather, prints and lace on the runway. All favourable trends this year.

The “Sorrento Midi Dress”, evidently sophisticated with a vibrant, eye catching print, was my favourite from their Winter/Fall “Paradiso Bianco Capsule 12/13” collection.

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Stylestalker

Blue toned floral prints, teamed with basic black and white; A balance of girly-chic and edgy. I especially liked the different textures seen, creating more of a visual depth in their collection.

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Watson X Watson

The earthy tones and the infamous hat used in this collection, visually reminded me of the Wild West. I simply loved the navy jumpsuit styled with the hat.

A mixture of warm and cool colours, denim and soft fabrics, makes this collection a breath of fresh air.

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Ixiah

This was the first time I had ever seen or heard of Ixiah and I fell in love! Their sophisticated clean lines seen in their co-ordinates and how their unique patterned silk flowed down the runway; what’s not to love!

Ixiah’s 2013 winter collection “Inscription” is definitely a collection I can see myself wearing.

Check out an interview with Krystel Davis, the designer behind the Ixiah label at – http://www.thefashionsection.com/qa-with-krystel-davis-designer-of-ixiah/

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Nicola Finetti

In his 2012/2013 Spring collection, we see soft beige, pinks and creams, along with sheer, soft and shimmer fabrics. Displaying his signature feminine designs accentuating the female figure.

“My aim is to give women the possibility to explore their inner self and embrace their femininity.” Nicola Finetti

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Talulah

“TALULAH IS A UNIQUE AUSTRALIAN FASHION BRAND CREATED BY AWARD WINNING DESIGNER, KELLI WHARTON” http://www.talulah.com.au/page/profile.html

This collection showcases their signature bold and flirtatious designs using bright and colourful prints. My favourite was the white floral print dress, cut in a way, which made the skirt flow so effortlessly down the runway.

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Hussy

This is a label that grew familiar with during high school and till now hussy manages to bring modern and feminie designs with a touch of edge.

The dress that caught my eye in this collection was the black one sleeve dress, with a shimmer top. The asymmetrical one shoulder trend is seen through the collection.

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Natasha

True to its brand, the collection featured free spirited bohemian chic designs.

I loved their vibrant warm prints with floral designed patterns and trims. Their paring of the brown boots with the collection was a perfect fit; it showed how versatile their long dresses are, allowing you to wear the designs from day to night.

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By Johnny

This was my absolute favourite out of the 10 collections shown. Showcasing cute peplum skirts with playful stripes and girly floral prints on dresses that accentuate the female form.

Using soft beige, mint, baby pink colours with a hint of metallic was the icing on the cake for their collection. I adored these designs so much that after the show I bought pieces from their 2012 summer collection.

Converted to a new follower, I can’t wait to see their new creations in their upcoming collections.

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Christensen Copenhagen

This collection from Christensen Copenhagen was the right blend of sophisticated classy and chic. The outfits and dresses shown in the collection were prefect for day and nightwear.

The opening outfit was a metallic royal blue blazer and pant co-ordinate, which was incredibly stylish and edgy. I especially loved the modern geometric monochrome dress.

However, the stand out was the knitwear vest, styled with a simple white blouse worn underneath, leather pants and classic black hat. The collection was a prefect visual to conclude the 10 designer collections showcased in Sydney Fashion Weekend.

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To see other pictures from Sydney Fashion Weekend and what else me and fashion blogger Camille Sioco got up to, visit the WhatIWear blog – http://blog.whatiwear.com/2013/06/03/sydney-fashion-weekend-2013/

Also check out Camille’s blog www.frillyskirts.net

The last couple of weeks have improved my time management skills dramatically. So I promise I won’t go M.I.A (missing in action) again or I’ll at least give you plenty of notice before hand if I do.

Stay tuned this week for the final edit on photos I styled and to check out some of the new winter outfits posts.

Thanks for dropping by 🙂