With Mercedes-Benz fashion week just around the corner, needless to say, I am pretty freaking excited! Whilst the womenswear shows have lost some of their firepower due to last minute pull outs from the likes of Dion Lee and Josh Goot (though Ginger & Smart is hosting their 10 year anniversary show on Monday night which is bound to be spectacular), the menswear shows seem to be bigger and better than ever!
This season sees the likes of Song for the Mute, Ksubi, Nana Judy and Christopher Esber (launching his very first menswear collection after winning the National Design Award at LMFF!) doing solo shows, with a combined menswear show on Wednesday night. These guys offer a diverse range of styles, from denim and street wear, to more tailored pieces and draping, so we are bound to see an extensive range of pieces gracing the runways. Highlight of the week for me will be seeing what Esber comes up with for his menswear collection. His women’s aesthetic was tailored and chic, and if that’s anything to go by, then his menswear will be a sure fire success, filling in a clear void in the Australian marketplace.
The week will end with a masquerade ball being thrown by Fernando Frissoni. Sydney’s elite will surely be gracing the party, so expect high fashion and celebrity to be front and centre and the exclusive, invite only event. Also, Australia’s fashion bloggers will be out in full force (as well as internationals such as Bryan Boy) so be sure to dress well while walking the streets. You may just get snapped.
Stay tuned for updates throughout the week, as well as all the gossip, hits and misses. Until then, check out the MBFWA website for a full schedule.