Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) has started. Get in-the-know with our ultimate guide.
This week all eyes are on Australia, with the world tuning in to see the talent coming out of our sunny country. And what a grand time of year it is; fashion's elite, the best street-style stars you follow on Instagram and a handful of buyers and media from around the globe have flocked to Carriageworks in Sydney for a week of style. There's one small difference between Australian Fashion Week and the rest. Our event in May isn't a week of Spring/Summer or Autumn/Winter collections - instead MBFWA is all about Resort collections. Go us. Stay tuned here for updates, day-by-day low-downs, the official schedule and our favourite street style picks.
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See the latest from MBFWA 2019
See some of our favourite swimwear looks from MBFWA 2019. Read more…
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Puffed sleeves are the big trend that you're about to be wearing. Read more…
Get ready because the 70s are back in a big way. Read more…
Animal print is this MBFWA's hottest street-style trend and here's why. Read more…
Which designers are at MBFWA 2019
Sunday Night, 12 May
AJE - opening show
Monday, 13 May
Bec & Bridge, P.E. Nation, Tigerlily, Matteau, FSD: The Innovators, Jonathan Simkhai, Bassike
Tuesday, 14 May
Hansen & Gretel, Alice McCall, We Are Kindred, Bondi Born, Mariam Seddiq, The People Vs., Anna Quan, Holiday by Emma Mulholland, Christopher Esber, Michael Lo Sordo
Wednesday, 15 May
Lee Mathews, Karla Spetic , Leo & Lin, Thurley, Double Rainbouu, Azzo, Justin Cassin, Albus Lumen
Thursday, 16 May
Next Gen showcase, Aqua Blu, Ten Pieces, Pared Eyewear, Carla Zampatti - closing show
~ Australian Fashion Week facts ~
- Australian Fashion Week was founded in 1996 by PR guru Simon Lock
- Wayne Cooper, Alex Perry and Akira Isogawa showcased collections in the debut event
- Simon Lock sold the event to IMG in 2005
- In 2006 the event was sponsored by Rosemount Estate wineries, name Rosemount Australian Fashion Week
- In 2011 the sponsorship was passed back to Mercedes-Benz, who remains the current major sponsor
- In 2013 MBFWA moved it's primary location from the Passenger terminal in Circular Quay to Carriageworks in Redfern
- Last year the Australian fashion industry celebrated 20 years of Fashion Week
~ Frequently asked questions ~
What does MBFWA stand for? Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia
Where is Australian Fashion Week held? MBFWA is primarily held at Carriageworks in Redfern, Sydney with a small number of designers hosting events offsite at locations around Sydney. Last year saw runway shows held at the iconic Iceberg's Bar and Dining with Sydney's Bondi Beach as a backdrop.
Where do I register for Fashion Week Australia? Registrations are still, click here to get your application under way.
When will the schedule/designers be announced? MBFWA list of designers and schedule is available here.
Can you volunteer to work on MBFWA? Yes. Miro House are taking applications for volunteers at this year's event.
See everything that happened at MBFWA 2018
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One of the biggest street style trends from Fashion Week Australia: faux fur will keep you warm all winter long! Read more…
We've been loving check print for a long time, so the enduring appreciation for a good check blazer is a-okay by us. Here our our top looks and products! Read more…
Here's a catwalk trend that was so big that it's already filtered down to the streets. See all our favourite coloured pantsuit snaps from MBFWA 2018. Read more…
MBFWA is the calling card for those who know their fashion and know it well and we've gathered the best looks from our favourite influencers! Read more…
All the best designers from St. George NEXTGEN, The Innovators and Raffles International Showcase - trust us, these are the ones to keep an eye on! Read more…
> Find a comprehensive guide to Australian fashion designers who have shown at MBFWA in previous years here.