Style Melbourne


READ THIS FIRST: A Happy Birthday & A Goodbye!

Sarah Willcocks, formerly of StyleMelbourne, wearing Alfred Alberta lace crown, Incyda dress & Anna Davern earrings from Alice Euphemia

It’s StyleMelbourne’s 7th Birthday today…and also its last. Time to break out the cake and Champagne for this dual occasion. I’m excited and, of course, a little bit wistful about it. The evolution of StyleMelbourne will be revealed very soon. Stay tuned to Instagram for the big reveal. While the new

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014

This week I’ll be condensing some of the highlight MBFWA catwalk presentations down into bite-sized pieces for New York based publication The Fashion Spot. So if you’re sans time or trying to see the runways incognito from your desk, tune in here. The show list will be updated as we

MBFWA: Close Up

Take a closer look at all of the accessories, hair, beauty, shoes, and jewellery that caught our eye by or supporting Melbourne labels at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013.

MBFWA: Christina Exie S/S 2014

The most anticipated show at MBFWA for me personally came courtesy of Christina Exie. The designer was showcased her first ever ready to wear collection (part of her prize for triumphing over the competition in Project Runway Australia). As cerebral as ever, Christina’s ‘Bass’ collection is inspired by low frequency

MBFWA: Shakuhachi S/S 2014

Shakuhachi’s new collection ‘Cyber Barbarella’ is a mash-up of prints (digi-floral meets zebra meets dig-floral again) and themes (retro femininity vs. quasi-futuristic). It all sounds a little confused, but somehow works as high-tech fabrics – polyurethane, glossed and metallic materials and cellophane-like paillettes – provide cohesion. The range is a lot

MBFWA: Toni Maticevski S/S 2014

Exquisite moments from Toni Maticevski’s runway show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013. Photography by Halley Henderson  

MBFWA: Maidenlove S/S 2013

It was anchors (the label’s trademark) away as Maidenlove opened the group swim show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia last night. There was a little of everything; cute off the shoulder swimmers, hippie crochet, nautical stripes and that particular fusion of animal print and tropical florals that always reminds

MBFWA: Roopa Pemmaraju S/S 2013/14

Locally based Indian designer Roopa Pemmaraju continues her mission of creating walking canvases for Indigenous Australian art for the upcoming season. Her work with the Warukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation for Spring/Summer 2013/14 has produced prints reminiscent in parts of stained glass or the carnivalesque, all in a rainbow palette. range Flirty shapes (the


The past few days have seen a faux pas occur in the Australian fashion industry, almost as dramatic as turning up to an event in the same outfit as another. If you follow such things you’ve probably heard that Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia announced they would be moving their dates from

Yeojin Bae Tresses

I’ve already looked at Yeojin Bae’s collection as shown at RAFW this year and told you why I adore her work. So let’s take a closer look at the look Redken Hair Director Daren Borthwick created for the show. Key words her uses to describe the woman he had in