Day Three of MBFWA featured some amazing locations

Mia Steiber 17 May 2016

It was all about what was off the runway on the third day of Fashion Week Australia.

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It was one of the biggest days of Australian Fashion Week, starting at 9am and finishing at 10pm. Some of the most celebrated designers showcased on Tuesday, including Alice McCall and Steven Khalil. Interestingly, many labels chose to take their shows off the main runway of Carriageworks and into some more off-beat locations. Manning Cartell held its show at Milsons Point right under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Jennifer Kate took to a forest-like setting in the Entertainment Quarter. Most interestingly, the Christopher Esber show was held in a yoga studio.

There were also a few unexpected details. Karla Spetic accessorised with pieces from The Daily Edited and Bianca Spender had her models strutting the catwalk in R.M. Williams.

Read on for a full wrap up of all the shows.


9am - Manning Cartell

The third day of Fashion Week kicked off with a colourful show by Manning Cartell. The label took its show off-site and to one of Sydney's most iconic locations, under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Resort 17 collection featured pops of berry red and mustard yellows amongst the whites and prints that made up the base of the collection.

 


 


10am - Karla Špetiċ

Croatian-born designer, Karla Spetic showcased her predominantly white resort collection at The Runway back at Carriageworks. White chiffons were complimented by lavender prints and flat footwear. The runway show also featured leather accessories by The Daily Edited.


 

TheDailyEdited x KŠ #MBFWA #RESORT17 @thedailyedited #rg @vogueaustralia @voguerunway A photo posted by KARLA ŠPETIĆ (@karlaspetic) on


11am - By Johnny

One of the crowd favourites of the day, the By Johnny show kicked off at 11am. Flirty and fun are not normally descriptors that you'd associate with a monochrome colour palette but some how the By Johnny collection was all that and more. Think billowing silhouettes, polka dots and lots of low backs.


 


12pm - MacGraw

Sister's Beth and Tessa are the brains behind label MacGraw, which showcased at midday. The collection was romantic with an abundance of cream, dusty pink and ruffles. There was also a Victorian element evident in the high-necks styles and velvet fabrics.

|| DOLLHOUSE || Smiles. Frills and Bows. The always adorable #MACGRAW.

A photo posted by Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Aus (@fashionweekaus) on


 


1pm - Bec & Bridge

Australian label, Bec & Bridge was next up. The much loved label presented a resort collection titled "Kolam" which took inspiration from the intricacies of traditional Indian drawings. Rich earthy tones like copper, terracotta and sulfate made up much of the colour palette of the show. That said, there were a number of intricately beaded and laced black numbers that added drama to the overall collection.


 


2pm - Christopher Esber

At 2pm the Christopher Esber show happened off-site in a yoga studio. Knotted dresses and relaxed pants were key pieces of the collection and the neutral colour palette was speckled with pops of turquoise.


 


5pm - Akira

As the day turned to night, Akira showed at The Box at Carriageworks. The collection was white, black and red and featured relaxed fits and lots of draping.

 


6pm - Steven Khalil

Steven Khalil's 6pm show was a sight for sore eyes: a couture collection amidst a day jam-packed with ready-to-wear. Khalil played with volume and proportions - there were plenty of full skirts, trains, varied hem lines and sleeves. In quintessential Khalil taste, sheer fabrics, sequins and feathers made up some of the more dramatic ensembles. The show concluded with luxurious bridal wear.

 

 


7pm - Bianca Spender

The Bianca Spender resort collection shown at 7pm on The Runway took inspiration from menswear. As an added twist, the sleek and slinky dresses were accessorised by R.M. Williams boots.

 

 


8pm - Jennifer Kate

Jennifer Kate's show was held off-site at the Entertainment Quarter. The eerie forest-like setting played host to a show that prominently featured leather and pops of red.

 


9pm - Alice McCall

Alice McCall was the final show of day three and a late one at that! The aesthetic, although evidently McCall, was a slight departure from the romantic and wistful style of later. This collection was feminine, doll-like and floral.


 

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