Intergalactic whimsy and monochrome were key trends for Day Four at MBFWA
The day saw sleek and minimal collections followed by wild floral and ultra feminine shows.
The fourth day of Fashion Week Australia was a total melting pot of designs. Labels like C/MEO Collective and Daniel Avakian kept their lines sleek, chic and minimal. Once again, a monochrome colour palette prevailed with shows like KITX and Yuxin opting for neutral tones for the bulk of their resort collections.
Emma Mulholland and We Are Kindred showcased ultra feminine designs that were bright and playful. Ultimately, these pieces are a little less wearable but a welcome break from the checkerboard colour palette we've seen a lot of this year.
Scroll through to see a full wrap up of the shows from the fourth day of fashion week.
9am - Romance Was Born
The first show of the day was Romance Was Born. The label is presenting a collection titled Whispering Angels that has taken inspiration from Comedia dall 'Arte, Liberace and the art of Sarah Contos. Taking place in a castle-like building in Darling Point, the show was colourful, dynamic and whimsical - exactly what you want to see from Romance Was Born
— Jessica Dietrich (@jessdietrich7) May 17, 2016
10am - C/MEO Collective
A primarily monochrome colour palette was the flavour of the 10am show by C/MEO collective. As is typical for the label, there were voluminous skirts and long flowing tops. There were also a number of structured pieces like blazers and white shirts. An interesting twist was the flapper-style fringing on some dresses, skirts and tops.
— Emma Lucey (@EmSpinDizzyFall) May 18, 2016
11am - We Are Kindred
Ultra feminine was the name of the game for label, We Are Kindred. The 11am show at The Box at Carriage works was full of lace, floral prints and wrap dresses. The dusty, romantics hues was a nice break from the monochrome vibe of many of the other collections showcased so far. Not a bad Fashion Week debut for this up and coming label.
12pm - Daniel Avakian
The midday Daniel Avakian show was all about the low back, featuring silky dresses and tops, all with flattering backless designs. In keeping with the apparently monochrome trend, much of the resort collection was black and white, with just a few key pieces in mustard and candy pink standing out against the checkerboard of designs.
— Donny Galella (@DonnyGalella) May 18, 2016
D A N I E L // A V A K I A N / slick collection ✌ @danielavakian // A photo posted by Natalie Rompotis Illustration (@natalierompotis) on
1pm - KITX
Held in the Reservoir Gardens in Paddington, KITX took the 1pm slot. Serenading by live music from orchestral strings, the models stomped the pavement in flowing silks and uneven hemlines. Many of the style were belted and pops of yellow stood out amidst the greys, blacks and whites that made up the rest of the collection.
2pm - Emma Mulholland
Fusing retro style from the 60's with an out-of-this-galaxy aesthetic, Emma Mulholland's collection was loud, playful and quirky. The show was aptly described as an "intergalactic Barbarella slumber party". We absolutely agree.
— GRAZIA Australia (@grazia_au) May 18, 2016
3pm - Yuxin
Yuxin at 3pm showcased the kind of pieces every woman wants in her wardrobe. Sleek, minimal and very wearable, this was an exciting collection for anyone looking for some new additions to their wardrobe. The simplicity of the designs truly let the stunning fabrics and beautiful draping take centre stage.
Y U X I N // gorgeous fabrics! ♡ #yuxin // A video posted by Natalie Rompotis Illustration (@natalierompotis) on
6pm - Discount Universe
Unapologetically outlandish, the Discount Universe show took the first evening slot of Day Four. The designs were intricately patterned motifs like butterflies and human faces and slogans like "Sin Is In" and "Sex Is In". The collection was everything you would expect from Discount Universe and more.
— Jess Scully (@jessaroo) May 18, 2016
7pm - TOME
The #SEEBUYWEAR show was just so wearable. Every item that went down the runway was a luxurious staple that would be a welcome addition in any closet. There were business shirts with a twist, summery printed dresses, tailored trousers and a few stunning statement jackets. We want just about everything.
— Finder Style (@finderstyle) May 18, 2016
8pm - P.JAMÉ
The last show of the day was a sleepwear line launched by Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Dan Single. Held at The Ivy, attendees were all invited to put on a pair of silk PJs to watch the show.
At P.Jamé, a compulsory dress code of satin pyjamas is enforced to varying degrees of success pic.twitter.com/JSShsfVP9K
— GRAZIA Australia (@grazia_au) May 18, 2016