MBFWA 2019 day 3: Hansen & Gretel, Alice McCall & We Are Kindred

Mia Steiber 14 May 2019 NEWS

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See all the snaps from the catwalk on day three of MBFWA. Alice McCall, Hansen & Gretel and more.

Day three of MBFWA started with Hansen & Gretel. This designer chose to host its show in one of Sydney's favourite insta-famous locations – the Jardan store in Paddington. It was an intimate showcase that allowed attendees to get a true feel for the designs.

From the cosy Hansen & Gretel show over to the main gallery for the packed-to-the-brim Alice McCall Cosmia show. This was McCall's 15th year of showing at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia and the designer definitely had something special in store.

Keep reading to see the snaps and highlights from MBFWA day three. Or you can check out the rest of our MBFWA coverage here.

9am: Hansen & Gretel

The famous pink Jardan stairs served as the perfect venue for Hansen & Gretel's girly resort collection on day three of MBFWA 2019. A show of soft colours and feminine shapes, this is another show that took notes from the 70s. One of the stand-out pieces has to be a maxi dress made from a stunning chevron-style knit.

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10am: Alice McCall

Alice McCall's Cosmia resort collection was up next at 10am. This on-site show took place in the main gallery amidst hanging gold emblems. While the collection was true to McCall's signature brand of whimsical femininity, there was a futuristic element in the mix. The use of neons and metallics seemed out of this world, in a good way.

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11am: We Are Kindred

Designer We Are Kindred showed a resort collection called Boheme Heart. The ultra-feminine showcase was a celebration of bohemia with long, ruffled sleeves, off-the shoulder styles and western-style fringing. We're eyeing off a black, boho playsuit which looks like a live-in piece for the coming summer.

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1pm: Bondi Born

Swimwear label Bondi Born held its resort show offsite at Merivale's Totti's. The block colour bikinis and slinky maillots in this showcase had everyone begging for summer to return. Outside of swim, the brand showed a range of vacay-ready pieces that can easily


3pm: Mariam Seddiq

The Mariam Seddiq resort collection called Lady Love To March was filled with sharp tailoring and sculptural silhouettes. Polished and structured with a mostly neutral colour palette (excluding the metallic pops of course), this is a collection that would be at home in the closets of a sophisticated minimalist.


5pm: Anna Quan

The Anna Quan resort '20 collection was hosted at the intimate Carol Crawford Studio. True to form, the collection featured masterfully cut and designed closet staples like blazers and knits. There were a few pops of colour that we're not used to seeing from Quan. But these were incorporated in a way that enhanced the polish of the collection instead of taking anything away.


7pm: Christopher Esber

Clea, polished but with more than a dash of sex appeal, you'll always find a fabulous cocktail dress in a Christopher Esber show. The resort collection shown today featured closet staples but also few sensual pieces with sheer detailing and cut-outs.


8pm: Michael Lo Sordo

Michael Lo Sordo is always a highlight on the MBFWA schedule. This year's monochromatic collection was all showstoppers with no fillers. Every masterful and beautifully tailored piece was so striking that it would be hard for anyone to pick a favourite. From ballgowns to coats, this resort collection is sure to be a sell out when it hits stores.


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