Sunday, September 25, 2016

Australia Fashion Week 2016: Bondage Sex Theme Show Kicks Off the Week

Australia Fashion Week 2016: Bondage Sex Theme Show Kicks Off the Week

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The Australian Fashion Week 2016 was kicked off by a Toni Matičevski show yesterday. The venue was Barangaroo in Sydney. Flowing skirts and beautiful accessories set the tone for a “Fifty Shades of Grey” themed fashion show.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) showcased designer Toni Matičevski’s collection of voluminous skirts and gowns, sexy bustiers and two piece suits on day one. His colour palette ranged from black and white to grey and blue and a statement yellow, states Huffington Post Australia.

Matičevski’s MBFWA show featured an unapologetically sexy collection. Models wore sky-high heels from Casadei and jewels by Ryan Storer.

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According to News.com.au, Storer’s gems included jewelled handcuffs and mouth jewels to name a few. Storer’s gems, combined with Matičevski’s pieces, gave a darkly sexy vibe to the entire collection. The show was attended by Jennifer Hawkins, Elyse Knowles, Isabelle Cornish, and Bridget Malcolm.

MBFWA focusses on “resort collection” this year where it has grouped designers based on their aesthetics. Those with similar design values showcase on the same day. The aim this year is to sell to domestic and international buyers and media.

Simon Lock, founder of the Australian Fashion Week, explained that the runway content was distributed to around 2,500 retailers world over, informs ABC News. These global businesses could also view the collections online and place wholesale orders as and when they wanted.

The Australian Fashion Week was delayed by a month this year because the event is taking place in May instead of April. Also, designers were asked to showcase a resort collection and not the usual spring-summer one. Assia Benmedjdoub, editor of Ragtrader, explains that these changes will help Aussie designers to cut through the crowded international fashion scene. The move is also expected to help them get their hands on the year’s most lucrative selling seasons in the global fashion calendar.

Others such as Dion Lee, Misha Collection, Rebecca Vallance, Manning Cartell, Steven Khalil, Yeojin Bae and Zhivago too will showcase their collections during the week.