How MBFWA Inspired AirBnB

Air BnB has so many properties inspired by Australian designers. Which is your favourite?

MBFWA The Innovators

Each year, The Innovators runway at MBFWA showcases the beautiful designs of Sydney Fashion School, The Fashion Design Studio’s finest talent. The selected six 2014 graduates were mentored for the past three years by Nicholas Huxley, who has been instrumental in Australia’s rapidly growing design industry – mentoring the likes of Alex Perry, Nicky Zimmerman […]

MBFWA: Song For The Mute

Song For the Mute is an Australian menswear label to reinvent Australian menswear labels. Their penchant for fabrication, dramatic design and use of line and draping but all the while – and this is key – in a masculine manner, Song For the Mute is a brilliant and so welcome addition to Australian menswear design. […]

Fashion First series with Pip Edwards – Episode 2

Sydney never fails to disappoint. Pip Edwards with Visa Fashion First took to the streets of trendy Sydney suburb, Darlinghurst and asked the rabble they found who was wearing what and why. As the weather gets colder and the need to rug up more kicks in, seasonal trends are thick on the ground as most […]

Fashion First series with Pip Edwards – Episode 1

Pip Edwards is a stylist, design director at street wear retailer General Pants, Twitterholic and all round style guru who has teamed up with Visa to bring to the masses what it means to dress well. A Visa fashion first, the Youtube series showcases the latest trends all the way from the runway to what […]

Who is Thomas Hulston?

When you graduate from the Whitehouse Institute of Design, it’s expected that you go somewhere with your degree. God knows after spending so long at the place, you’d want to make good use of it. That’s what new designer to the fashion industry, Thomas Hulston has done by launching his own self-titled label. One of […]

MBFWA Jamie Ashkar

A background in interior design would by anyone’s standards be enough to throw an interesting and geometrically different slant on a change of career into fashion. For Jamie Ashkar, it did. Influenced by his interior design experience, his gravitational pull toward unconventional construction, fluid lines, clean geometry and prints and textures make for a design […]

Qantas has a new look

Qantas today unveiled the new look of its 12,600 cabin crew just off the back of Sydney’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week held at the same location. Australian-born, Paris-based Martin Grant is the man behind the new, clean-cut and fresher cabin crew look, saying he was going for something modern, chic and not specifically revolving around the […]

MBFWA Day Two – Toni Maticevski

Maticevski took bunched bodices, geometry and high quality fabrication to the next level at Carriageworks. A palette of blacks and whites with interspersed pops of colour comprised his presentation at MBFWA Sydney, which emphasised a great array of plunging dips and ascending slits, accentuating the feminine form and movement of the womanly figure, typical and […]

MBFWA Day Two – Jayson Brunsdon

Australia’s favourite Jayson Brunsdon is never an unfamiliar face in the fashion world. It doesn’t come as a surprise given he’s been around for over 25 years and worked in a wide smack of jobs from illustration right through to design. It’s his wide and varied experience and areas of expertise that make the man […]

MBFWA Day One – Aurelio Costarella

Perth’s saving grace of national fashion, Aurelio Costarella’s exhibition at MBFWA was slightly different to the ways he’d previous displayed his work. Stationary models posed for cameras atop pristine boxes, bringing attention to their shape and the shape of Costarella’s work. Namely safe colours and minimal embellishment made-up most of the designer’s work, with a […]

MBFWA Day One – Romance Was Born

Anna Plunket and Luke Sales, the dynamic design duo behind the Romance Was Born name ploughed through the imaginations and shock thresholds of the audience at MBFWA, ushering in again the fact that their label is not for the feint hearted. The Romance Was Born name has become synonymous over their past few collections with […]