Everything you need to know about MBFWA Day One & Two

Mia Steiber 17 May 2016 NEWS

All the highlights from the first two days of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia.

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Day 1

The event officially opened on the evening of Sunday 15 May with an incredible S&M inspired show at Barangaroo by Toni Maticevski. A darker departure from Maticevski's classics ethereal dresses, the collection's billowing silhouettes were accompanied by leather, zips and blinged-up hand restraints and gags. What a way to open Fashion Week!

Day 2

Monday 16 May was the first full day of Fashion Week Australia. The second day kicked off with an official welcome at 9am followed by the first runway show at host venue, Carriageworks. That first 10am slot was filled by design-duo Ginger & Smart who created a resort line featuring some rather over-sized hats.

10am - Ginger & Smart

11am - Georgia Alice

11am saw a show by New Zealand label, Georgia Alice. This was one of the most buzzed-about shows of the day and not just because of the luxurious staple pieces showcased by the label, but also because it marked an important milestone.

12pm - Yeojin Bae

Next up was Yeojin Bae at 12pm. The label is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and did so with a striking show featuring lots of structure, colour-blocking and exposed shoulders.

1pm - Albus Lumen

Albus Lumen was the next label to showcase. The offsite show featured a navy and red colour palette and some of the most beautiful models we've ever seen.

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3pm - Misha Collection

It really did seem like everyone was counting down the minutes until the 3pm Misha Collection show. The label's showcase featured Bella Hadid and there was scarcely anyone who could contain their excitement. The international model walked down the runway in two looks: a black leotard with a sheer skirt and blush mini-dress and nude coat.

4pm - Rebecca Vallance

Rebecca Vallance was next up making its Fashion Week debut with a black, white and yellow resort collection.

5pm - Aje.

Aje. took the 5pm slot and its runway show was filled with all the glitz and theatrics you'd expect from the elegantly disheveled label.

6pm - Swarovski

Swarovski broke up the day by throwing a star-studded event in The Box.

7pm - Zhivago

At 7pm Zhivago pulled out all stops with a resort collection inspired by 90's cult classic film, Death Becomes Her. The movie is Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn at their most vain and opulent and this lavish aesthetic is carried through Zhivago's sequin-dipped designs.

8pm - Dion Lee

The final show of the day was Dion Lee which took place off-site on the rooftop of the 1 Bligh Street skyscraper in the Sydney CBD.

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