MBFWA: Dyspnea Is Sweet as Sugar with Their ‘Dylslexicola’ Collection


Two new faces in the Australian fashion industry come in the form of Rachel Motteram and Jameed Zalfan with their pink, fluffy, glitterific and embellished designs via their label Dypsnea.

The girls made their runway debut at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia with a collection inspired by ‘fifth element, 90s bitch kitsch and Paris Hilton’s new dog’.

MBFWA: CS Edit x Kirrily Johnston Collaboration Hits The Spot


As I’ve admitted previously, I wasn’t familiar with a lot of the designers of the shows that I had been invited to but there were a handful that I knew and were excited about seeing.

The collaboration between Cooper St and Kirrily Johnston was at the top of my list and I’m happy to report, it exceeded my expectations!

The collection – Aurelian – celebrates a fusion of Cooper St’s timeless silhouettes and Johnston’s signature style.

MBFWA: New Generation Designers Show Us What They’ve Got


The fashion industry is cut-throat. It’s all about hustle, hustle, hustle – even if it’s just to grab a seat in the front row.

This particular show was an exciting one – seeing six young female designers show their collections down the runway

And although I was meant to be sitting in the third row, the front row still had a few empty seats, so when the announcement came that the show was about to start and that we could fill in any ’empty seats’, the scramble to get to the front was cray cray.

MBFWA: A Q&A with Net-A-Porter and Dion Lee


The last seminar of Australian Fashion Week was hosted by the Australian Fashion Chamber (AFC) Chair and Vogue Australia Editor-in-Chief Edwina McCann who posed the question, ‘Do You Need A Sleeve?’

Confused? Intrigued? A bit of both, perhaps?

That was my reaction too.
Read on to find out what was discussed.

MBFWA: Wang Yutao Offered A Modern Take On Classic Tailoring


If you kept up with our social updates during MBFWA, you’ll know that I was meant to have a Standing position for the Wang Yutao show, but I befriended the Runway Manager that evening, and ended up in the second row!

This lead to a a great view of the models as they walked out onto their runway, strutting Wang Yutao’s unique designs. 😉

MBFWA: IXIAH Stole The Show This Year


Founded in 2011, Sydney label IXIAH was founded by young designer Krystel Davis.

IXIAH’s distinctive design is known for their clever twist on classic and on-trend tailoring, with intricate detailing and unique design.

And these theories were put into practice on the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia this year.