The MBFWA Digest: Day 5 & 6
We know what you're wearing come swimsuit season and it's not anything you have at home.| May 26, 2016
If you find yourself running short on ideas about what to wear come swimsuit season, Fashion Week Australia has all your answers. With the exception of closing act Oscar de la Renta and Han, most of Day 5 and 6 shone the spotlight on Aussie’s swim and activewear scene. Even Ten Pieces – so named because every collection is built around 10 pieces – and the eclectic House of Cannon had a decidedly sporty character about them with hoodies, windbreakers, shorts over running-ish tights and sneakers.
It helps to note that there was nothing girly about the week’s swimwear offerings. Even Bec & Bridge‘s one-pieces from Day 2 were minimal and kind of sporty. Ultra sexy, but still sporty. There was no lace, no crotchet, in fact, hardly any bikinis at all from We Are Handsome, P.E Nation and the collective at Swim. Perhaps it really is time to ditch the classics for new classics of the athleisure variety. Yeap, we used the buzzword. The Oxford Dictionary-approved buzzword. Cynthia Rowley sent down an army of models in short surf suits with matching surfboards to boot. Colour block, little dotty florals, striped and blue-on-white China patterns, the American designer left us wanting at least one or two of them.
The final episode of Fashion Week Australia zoomed in on a myriad of budding designers. Of the many different aesthetics put up on display, St. George NextGen‘s Kaliver appealed to our inner girly girl with see-through embroidered dresses and silky florals, while Jason Hewitt‘s graffitied boots, zippered skirts and lace-up pants fanned the flames of our growing interest in the street. Of course, no one appealed to our inner girly girl more than Oscar de la Renta. Anything full-skirted and floor-sweeping leaves us weak at the knees. Can you blame us?