MBFWA trend report: Power suits
Get ready, the Power Suit is back.
With the throwback vibes being shown throughout Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, one that stand outs is the revival of the Power Suit. It started out as a feminist statement of a business woman's unapologetic presence in contemporary society, and this still holds true - the Power Suit in 2017 has shown us is that it’s really for every woman and any occasion.
Dion Lee started the week off with broad shouldered crisply tailored double-breasted jackets, vests & dresses alike in bold reds, blues & subtle wide pin-stripes, paired with matching trousers and a-symmetrical tops. Staying true to Dion Lee's slightly masculine style the power pieces intertwined perfectly amongst his more feminine separates, for a fluid collection that can be worn day to night.
Daughter of Carla Zampatti, Bianca Spender was always destined to make a mark on the Australian fashion scene. With a penchant for structured yet softly feminine pieces, it was the pastel and cool hues showcased in the slightly exaggerated, simple jackets, vests & coats with tailored trousers that stole the show.
Known for their French colonial meets 1970’s vibes, Macgraw brought the fun to their MBFWA show this year. With ruffled collars and pussybows galore, these were layered and matched with brightly coloured and patterned separates, including a fun homage to the power suit with a delightfully tailored two-piece suit, red double-breasted blazer with ra-ra skirt and tartan coats, all paired with colourful velvet loafers.
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Karla Spetic’s Resort 2018 collection was an ethereal blend of sheer voluminous silhouettes with fun bright patterns & textured fabrics. Featuring tailored collarless blazers in stiff satins with transparent trousers, trenches and panelled business shirts this collection brings a modern, light take on the classic power suit pairing.
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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.