4 Trends You Can Rock In Cairns
MBFWA RESORT 18
We take a trip to Sydney with fashion blogger Rachel Holliday, of ‘The Daily Luxe’, as she deciphers the latest resort trends from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia direct from the front row.
If I said you could rock every single garment from MBFWA in Cairns, I’d be lying. Gigantic fluffy dinosaur coats and shoes on hands (no joke), are A: impractical, and B: will get you stared at for all the wrong reasons.
Luckily, this season’s MBFWA lived up to their ‘resort’ nature. Here’s four trends from the Resort 18 collections that were practically made for our tropical environment…
(From left: Alice McCall, Macgraw and Sass & Bide)
For me, fashion week kicked off on the sweetest note with Alice McCall’s aptly named ‘Bon Bon’ collection. Cascades of ruffles ruptured from saucy sheer floral dresses, flirty minis and sugary pastel blouses.
Macgraw’s ruffled pieces straddled that beautiful line between girly and vintage Victoriana, whilst Sass and Bide’s ruffles were smaller and framed the body to sheer perfection.
(From left: Hansen & Gretel Roopa Pemmaraju and C/Meo Collective)
Tropical fashionistas, rejoice! Punchy prints of palm, hibiscus and tropical florals were all the rage on the runway.
Hansen & Gretel and C/Meo Collective hit multiple trends in one fall swoop. Tropical florals were ruffled up, taken off the shoulder and folded and slitted into on-trend, Summery shapes.
Artisan design duo Roopa Pemmaraju stole the second day with intricate 3d florals and painted silk fabrics. Take note: these dresses were made for balmy nights in Palm Cove.
Wear N’ Tear
(From left: Sass and Bide & V Major)
Random bits of fringe and frayed edges took opulent pieces and gave them a more casual vibe.
Sass and Bide roughed up their namesake silks and embellishments with random fringes and slits. V Major, on the other hand, paid homage to the effortless boho babe with a combination of frayed garments and raw, earthy hues.
(From left: Michael Lo Sordo, Gary Bigeni & C/Meo Collective)
jackets, slip dresses and effortless shirting.
Gary Bigeni and C/Meo Collective created the illusion of a nonchalant tied shirt around the waist with folded fabrics.
For a more in-depth look at the Resort 18 collections,
head to Rachel’s blog www.thedailyluxe.net