MBFWA 2019 day two: Bec + Bridge, P.E Nation and Tigerlily

Posted: 13 May 2019 2:54 pm News

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See what happened at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia day two with all the best snaps from the catwalks.

Day two of MBFWA started off with Bec + Bridge. The show, "Wipe Out" was an unexpected retro collection that still held true to the brand's sexy and rebellious attitude to style.

Next up was P.E Nation. This is another brand offering nods to retro stylings with sweatshirts and sporty swimwear. This was certainly one of the highlights of the week.

Keep reading to see how P.E Nation literally made it rain! Or see the rest of our MBFWA coverage.

10am: Bec + Bridge

After a hiatus in 2018, Bec + Bridge are back on the fashion week schedule. And whenever this brand is on the line-up, it's always a hot ticket.

This year's collection titled "Wipe Out" is a 70's-inspired collection drawing on the feminine shapes and earthy prints this era is famed for. We're talking flares, peasant-style skirts and jumpsuits. And of course, there were a few statement cocktail dresses that every girl is going to want in her closet.

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11am: P.E Nation

This is easily one of the most buzzed-about brands on the schedule this year, and it was easy to see why. Models showing off the brand's new swimwear stood under a stunning shower of makeshift rain.

There was a clear 80s vibe to many of the pieces, with the bold colours and the relaxed shapes, but the collection still embodied the modern edge that designer Pip Edwards is known for.

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12pm: Tigerlily

Tigerlily was certainly one of the most exciting designers on the schedule for 2019. The label made a return to MBFWA after 17 years – its last attendance was in 2002 – and the show did not disappoint.

This particular collection (called AIIIA) was something new from the brand. Sharp and clean, there were a few surprisingly elevated pieces like pantsuits and tailored dresses. But of course there were still many vacation-ready pieces in prints like stripes, florals and a little splash of yellow gingham.

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2pm: Matteau

The Matteau show was a minimalist's dream: a show that focused on cuts and tone rather than sequins and whimsical prints. This designer's MBFWA debut showcased something new, a move outside the realm of swimwear into apparel. We saw dresses, jackets, skirt and tops that will almost certainly become closet staples for fashion fanatics everywhere. Plus, there were some cool cameos from Phoebe Tonkin and Robyn Lawley.

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3pm: FDS: The Innovators

TAFE NSW Fashion Design School celebrates 21 years of showing at MBFWA in 2019. This year's show featured six budding designers: Mia Rodriguez, Kate Ineson, Jinna Nam, Sarah Moore, Valeska Dominguez and George Habibeh. No two designers were alike, with some showing bright 60s-inspired prints and others showing somewhat gothic, sculptural ballgowns.

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4pm: Jonathan Simkhai

Jonathan Simkhai is the only international designer on the schedule for 2019 MBFWA. The collection, hosted at North Bondi surfclub, was all earthy tones and exciting fabrics. Printed silks and even a fabric akin to latex were just a couple of the textiles that gave this glamourous, 70s-inspired collection an edge. It was certainly different than anything else we'd seen on day two.

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7pm: Bassike

Bassike held an intimate show at Apollo in Potts Point to finish off day two of MBFWA. True to style, the pieces in Bassike's resort collection were simple and well cut. There were a few unexpected colourful prints that had us dreaming about a tropical holiday - and our potential holiday wardrobe.

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