MBFWA Day Five was vibrant, playful and filled with colour

Mia Steiber 20 May 2016 NEWS

Day Five was swim and athleisure day at Fashion Week Australia.

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Day Five at Fashion Week Australia was filled with vibrance and fun. As it should have been! After all, it was the swimwear showcase day. In a stark contrast to the previous days,which have had an emphasis on monochrome, the swimwear shows were filled with colour, prints and sparkles.

Scroll through to see more from the swim and activewear shows of Day Five.

9am - Camilla

The fifth day of Fashion Week Australia kicked off with a show by Camilla. The Darling Harbour boat setting was perfect for the resort collection which featured signature kaftan style dresses, swimwear and board shorts. Taking inspiration from Africa, the tribal printed and beautifully embellished pieces were modelled to sounds of beating drums.

10am - We Are Handsome

Swimwear and activewear label, We Are Handsome was the first show on The Runway of Carriageworks. The collection was colourful, dynamic and retro. More than ever we're seeing the return of the 80's style high-cut bikini bottoms. There were loads of prints and the signature animal motif made a few appearances.

11am - P.E Nation

At 11am P.E Nation showcased in The Box at Carriageworks. The athleisure line by Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning is about performance wear for every woman. A monochrome colour palette dashed with reds and blues made up the bulk of the collection. Fittingly, many of the tops were inspired by sports jerseys.

1pm - Han

Streetwear with an athletic twist was the name of the game at Han at 1pm. The show was tri-coloured with blood red, charcoals and blacks. Leathers and silks were heavily featured among the shirt and jacket designs all which were paired with sneakers.

2pm - Bondi Bather

The creative direct for the 2pm Bondi Bather show was undertaken by bloggers How Two Live. The fashionable sisters brought their playful attitude to the show which featured swimwear designs in shades of blue and pink. Bondi Bather is known for its exclusive prints which are created for the brand by Australian photographers. In this show, we saw prints of stunning mountainous landscapes and beachy sunsets.

3pm - Swim Showcase

At 3pm, the Swim Showcase featured designs from Australian swimwear labels Duskii Active, Aqu Blue and Palm Swimwear. Duskii carried is classic athleisure aesthetic through the designs which featured sporty lines and colours inspired by Morocco. Generally favouring block colours over prints, Palm Swimwear showcased a line of classic styles that every Aussie girl will be desperate to own. Preferring striking prints, Aqu Blue used shades of bold turquoise and vivid green.

7pm - Cynthia Rowley

One of the most packed shows at Fashion Week Australia was Cynthia Rowley and we understand why. The apparel and swimwear resort collection was feminine, vibrant but also wearable. Stunning summer dresses in blues, greens and print were among the most striking pieces. The coolest moment? When two of the models emerged on surfboards carried by guys in boardshorts.

8pm - Ten Pieces

Streetwear label Ten Pieces was the final show of Day Five. The label collaborated with Fitbit for the show which featured a short film. The show was androgynous, urban and effortlessly cool.

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