MBFWA Trend Report: Polka Dots

Finder 18 May 2017 NEWS

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Have you been connecting the dots this year at MBFWA?

Polka dots have been making the rounds on the fashion cycle for decades, and it’s not surprising to see them back in vogue this year on our runways. Given the nostalgic feel that polka dots always seem to evoke, this year we saw them reworked for 2017 and we can’t wait to get spotty.

Bec & Bridge

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Bec & Bridge’s Meow Meow Resort 2018 collection offered up two different polka dot patterns which are all wardrobe must haves. Both navy blue and white polka dot patterns featured beautiful silky slip dresses perfect for party season. The real standouts though were the white & black structured one shoulder dress and blazer dress with black collar, both perfect to wear with a red lip and bare leg.

Gary Bigeni

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The spots at the Gary Bigeni show were loud and eye catching, featuring in baby blue and deep navy the oversized. The spots were featured from everything from blazers, to slips, shirts and kimono-style wrap dresses.

Next Gen - Sarah Hope Schofield

Looks 6, 7, 8 #MBFWA #NextGen @just_subaah thanks @karinautomo

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Next Gen’s finalist Sarah Hope Schofield dominated the catwalk with a voluminous backless top in white with black polka dots paired worn with gloves and paired down with simple trousers that left us wishing we had an occasion in which to wear something so fabulous.


C/MEO COLLECTIVE had a lot to offer this year at MBFWA, but of their more restrained styles featured white with black embellished polka dots, giving that textural component seen throughout fashion week. This clean look was shown on dresses, tops & skirts and was definitely the more delicate of the dots on display we’ve seen this week.

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Sally Cordukes

Sally is a passionate fashion fanatic. She studied at the Fashion and Business Institute of Australia and has worked with prominent Australia fashion brands including Maurie & Eve and AM Eyewear. In her spare time she enjoys a bit of retail therapy (it's a great way to hit your step goal!) and spending time with her two cheeky dogs.

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