MBFWA 2019 Runway wrap up: Tigerlily

Mia Steiber 14 May 2019 NEWS

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For the first time in 17 years, Tigerlily made a return to MBFWA. And this label certainly had something special in store for us.

While there were certainly some of the classic, beachy dresses and boho-inspired styles we've come to expect from this beloved Australian brand, there were also some very new styles from Tigerlily.

Among the pretty, floaty dresses were tailored pieces. Structured dresses, neat pants and even a few pantsuits. We saw striped shirting imagined into palazzo pants and dresses, we saw beige linen transformed into a stunning, clean coord set.

It was a show that perhaps signalled the rebirth of this fashion favourite. After seeing the Resort 20 collection today called AIIIA, I'm sure there are many that will be excited to see what's next from this do-no-wrong designer.


Looks from the Tigerlily catwalk

Trend: Peasant dresses

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Trend: Soft suiting

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Trend: Stripes

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What we loved

There were so many special and unique pieces in the AIIIA resort collection. But, the introduction of navy and polka dots was certainly a highlight.

A striking navy jumpsuit was one of the show-stealing pieces and a pretty, polka-dotted midi dress was a crowd favourite – definitely something that will be in our closets when the collection lands in stores.

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Who was in the front row?

When you have a brand with the kind of legacy that Tigerlily has, it's no surprise the front row was packed with well-known faces. Australia's Next Top Model Alumnus, Erika Heynatz turned up to see the show. Isabelle Mathers was one of the influencers in attendance, dressed in a pretty champagne coloured slip skirt. Other well-known names include Jasmine Stefanovic and Jade Tuncdoruk.

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Jade Tuncdoruk

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Isabelle Mathers

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Jasmine Stefanovic


Where to purchase Tigerlily:

Tigerlily is available on its own website, plus stores like David Jones and THE ICONIC .

The AIIIA collection is expected to drop into stores in six months' time.


Images: Getty Images/Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

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