On MBFWA Day Six everyone eagerly awaited Oscar De La Renta

Mia Steiber 20 May 2016

The future of fashion was at MBFWA Day Six.

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Today was all about the group showcase. The Raffles International Showcase featured the new best talent out of Raffles Design College. Project NextGen gave up-and-coming designers the chance to show their pieces to the world.

Of course the main attraction of the day was the closing show by Oscar De La Renta. It seemed like most were waiting with bated breath for the spectacular show.

Read on for a full wrap of the day.


9am - Project NextGen

The day began with the Project NextGen showcase which give six up-and-coming designers the chance to show their collections at Fashion Week Australia. Jason Hewitt, Anna Quan, Monster Alphabets, HolyStone, Third Form and Kaliver were all a part of the showing.



11am - House of Cannon

At 11am we saw the Fashion Week Australia debut of House of Cannon. The resort collection titled Detroit Dreaming explores the boom-to-bust story of Detroit using bold colours, vivid automobile imagery and race-worthy silhouettes. The pieces in the collection are sporty staples that aren't intended to blend into the background.



12pm - The Innovators: Fashion Design Studio

A split showcase featuring seven designers took out the 12pm slot. The Innovators is seven Bachelor graduates from Fashion Design at Sydney TAFE presenting their work. Regarded as the birthplace of the best of the best in fashion, all seven of designers beat out some tough competition for their chance to show at Fashion Week Australia. We saw some amazing talent and innovative designs in this show. It's exciting to see the future of Australian fashion emerge.



1pm - Pacific Resort

The show that almost didn't happen! Moments before the show was set to start, a piece of the ceiling fell and the whole show had to be moved to a safer location. As a result, many of the intended guests didn't make it and the show did not get the exposure it deserved.

But the show must go on and all those who did attend did a great job of painting a picture of the showcase on social media. Sponsored by Pacific Resort, the show featured collections from Jo Kilda, Marika Deku, Model Citizen, RFX and Robert Kennedy Fiji. As you can see from the tweets below, it was a delightful mix of aesthetics and cultures.



3pm - Raffles International Showcase

Design college Raffles has 34 campuses all over Asia. Only the best of the best are hand-picked for the Raffles International Showcase. This year we saw designs from Chaddie, De La Motte, Gemma Saccasan, Iva Pfeiffer, Jraa Code, Leah Williams and Queency Yustiawan. The future of fashion is now.

Fabulous collection from @_chaddie_ at #MBFWA

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8pm - Oscar De La Renta

The closing show of Australian Fashion Week was Oscar De La Renta. Easily one of the most awaited events of the entire week, the show featured Australian model Shanina Shaik. The homegrown beauty is probably most known for her appearances on the Victoria's Secret catwalk.



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