Michael Lo Sordo – Resort 2018

When you receive an invite to one of the most coveted shows, with one of most celebrated Aussie designers – well, you can’t wait to share the news…. Michael Lo Sordo’s runway was indeed a memorable highlight throughout MBFWA. It was the first time I’d witnessed his work on a runway and it was easy to see why he is a highly regarded talent in the Australian fashion industry who’s also conquering international recognition thanks to his distinctive carefree sophistication and innovative take on staples.

With a particular influx of drama, the Resort 2018 show’s prelude felt more like a theatrical display. Audacious and captivating, bold but tasteful, Lo Sordo certainly masters the art of balance. We loved the furious contrast of glittering black and red lamé in exquisite motion, it was energetic, yet relaxed and free. Then another phase of this collection took as to a more low-key landscape when the nonchalant but sartorial pyjamas emerged as a new power suit style.

To seal the presentation, ethereal and fluid silhouettes in pastels shades of yellow, blue and pink echoing the resort flair, with simplicity and just the right dose of interest in the form of cut-outs or backless lace-ups: the skirt with hollow hips will be definitely on the trend radar. (For those who can gracefully carry it of course)

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Bec & Bridge Resort 18

One of the highlights of the second day at MBFWA was certainly the Bec & Bridge show, hosted at an off-site location, offering an intimate setting allowing guests to take a closer look at the designs on stage while making everyone feel part of the show itself.

There is such a thing as the science behind “effortlessly sexy” and this time Bec & Bridge gave a good example with Meow Meow Resort 18; a youthful and vibrant collection where fierce and classy meet. The concept explores the possibilities of basic garments once they’re infused with a dash of drama and unexpected points of interest. We absolutely loved the sassy details in balance with sharp silhouettes and it was equally refreshing to see the old fashioned allure of Victorian blouses in juxtaposition with edgy pieces such as leather pants. Top picks were definitely the classic power suits with a sexy twist and sharper proportions.

As for the palette, Bec & Bridge kept it simple, cool and strong with basic and contrasting colors such as black, red, white, and blue, but we did see hints of polka dots as a major comeback print trend…what’s not to love? The following are the best moments describing how we experienced this runway…enjoy and get inspired!

Bec & Bridge Resort 2018

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And this is how the final moments of this runway looked like!

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Karla Špetić Resort 18 – MBFWA

While mixing pink, florals and sheer can be considered “too much” from the sartorial point of view, Špetić’s take on resort turns out as a striking formula for sharp romanticism, fusing simplicity, edginess and yes, a dash of playfulness. With her distinctive laid-back allure and clean cut appeal, the designer gave us a lesson on how to master the art of revealing, – an ethereal and whimsical vision fusing elements of sporty aesthetic with low-key luxury.

The well-structured range levels up the sporty concept with understated elegance. A visual symphony of diaphanous looks with effortless and flattering silhouettes. There was a smart dose of sheer in sync with modern tailoring, enhanced by exquisite fabrics and subtle accents. For those adventurous who fancy the see-through game, Špetić proposed luxurious organza pieces in the form of sheer pants, skirts, and cover-ups to complement swimwear, but I dare to say every woman would be pleased with the trans-seasonal organza coats and blazers with metal finish, right?

Last but not least, great styling work to complement this collection on stage – To balance the eye candy theme, no better than the “no makeup look” and sleek hairstyle, for a flawless and minimalist allure.

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Australian fashion week, Karla Spetic resort 2018

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MBFW Australia Resort 18 – Highlights

Once again Australia celebrated the best of its fashion with established and emerging designers showcasing their Resort proposals for 2018. Having spent the last three years covering the local runways from Down Under I couldn’t be more thrilled and equally intrigued to see the evolution and direction every label is taking, and how they managed to encapsulate a solid and versatile proposal in the resort context. Regardless of this recent change the collections seen on the runway aren’t less consonant with what we see in the regular fashion calendar and deliver a relevant insight into the upcoming trend landscape.

With its laidback atmosphere and industrial feeling, the historic Carriage Works was once more the host venue for the majority of shows in which we had the opportunity to witness key transitional options.  This particular year the resort concept wasn’t taken too literally, giving us the chance to see clever designs that meet utility and aesthetic, easy to incorporate into any given season.

Although you’ll see a full recap of the shows I was invited to,  here is a highlight recap -, in which you’ll get a glimpse of what the Aussie fashion week looked like, as well as impressions of upcoming trends…This fashion week edition has indeed served as a reaffirmation for bold and conspicuous references …hope you enjoy it!!!

Bianca Spender

Bianca Spender gave us cohesive variety in her resort collection, from understated norm code vibes in 90’s inspired oversized suits to clean cut flowy silhouettes and luxurious fabrics for the evening – her two distinctive trends, power suits and gold lame pieces.

Alice McCall

One of the most outstanding displays seen during MBFWA, in my opinion, was the Alice McCall show, which opened the day with sumptuosity and extravaganza. It was a constellation of feathers and glitter, an invitation to a modern sense of opulence.

Street style, of course

( See full street style post hereEvery year fashion week constitutes not only a window into upcoming fashion trends, for some it’s also the perfect excuse to dress up beyond the conventional and shine in their own terms. In 2017, the street style seen at MBFWA was all about the eye catchy game: bright colors, wild prints, power suits, playful accessories and logo mania were key trends to keep on the radar. All up a refreshing and more daring take compared to what is often seen in everyday life. The following are a few snaps captured in between shows, enjoy!

Street style MBFWA 2017

Karla Spetic

(See full post here) While mixing pink, florals and sheer can be considered “too much” from the sartorial point of view, Špetić’s take on resort turns out as a striking formula for sharp romanticism, fusing simplicity, edginess and yes, a dash of playfulness. With her distinctive laid-back allure and clean cut appeal, the designer gave us a lesson on how to master the art of revealing, – an ethereal and whimsical vision fusing elements of sporty aesthetic with low-key luxury. The well-structured range levels up the sporty concept with understated elegance.

Steven Khalil

Without compromising on trends, Khalil’s collections are generally meant to please the senses. His gowns have a modern influx with generous details and majestic silhouettes – from sexy and edgy to ethereal and sumptuous, every number was breathtaking and luminous.

Zhivago

Called “Miami Nights” Zhivago’s resort 18 collection evokes fierce glamor. Unapologetically sexy and free, the designer duo didn’t hesitate in glitz and sparkle. Sharp and body hugging silhouettes enhanced with sequins, lace, and lamé, were distinctive features of this euphoric collection.

Sass & Bide

 Sass & Bide offered one of the largest runways during MBFWA Resort 18. At a glance, every garment in this collection is modern and effortless, yet there is an interesting handling of fabrics and appliques. Once more, the use of gold-lamé, as well as bold stripes, stand out as key trends for the upcoming season…

Bec & Bridge

(See full post here) There is such a thing as the science behind “effortlessly sexy” and this time Bec & Bridge gave a good example with Meow Meow Resort 18; a youthful and vibrant collection where fierce and classy meet. The concept explores the possibilities of basic garments once they’re infused with a dash of drama and unexpected points of interest. We absolutely loved the sassy details in balance with sharp silhouettes and it was equally refreshing to see the old fashioned allure of Victorian blouses in juxtaposition with edgy pieces such as leather pants. Top picks were definitely the classic power suits with a sexy twist and sharper proportions.

Here with Izzy Smith from Izzy wears blog minutes before the show

Bec & Bridge Fashion Week

Michael Lo Sordo

(See full runway post here) Michael Lo Sordo’s runway was indeed a memorable highlight throughout MBFWA. It was the first time I’d witnessed his work on a runway and it was easy to see why he is a highly regarded talent in the Australian fashion industry who’s also conquering international recognition thanks to his distinctive carefree sophistication and innovative take on staples.

With a particular influx of drama, the Resort 2018 show’s prelude felt more like a theatrical display. Audacious and captivating, bold but tasteful, Lo Sordo certainly masters the art of balance. We loved the furious contrast of glittering black and red lamé in exquisite motion, it was energetic, yet relaxed and free.

C/meo Collective

(See full post here) Like an ode to romance, the resort collection was picturesque, festive and equally sophisticated,  bringing back the old-fashioned glam with the influx of modern tailoring, which was reflected in ultra-feminine silhouettes, indulging use of ornament and flattering proportions. Although there were low key and sporty options for the lovers of minimalistic style, this was a proposal in which ruffles are a major focal point, but not in a redundant way, it was kept tasteful and luxurious in sync with body conscious garments enhanced by rich and generous features, such as bishop and flounced sleeves, Victorian button-up tops, appliques, and textured works, not to mention vibrant prints infused with botanic splendor.

Romance was Born

(See full post here) With a show like no other Romance Was Born lashed the runway with one of the most electrifying displays of the week; a surreal universe of eclectic references, emerging from a foggy atmosphere and under massive floral cascades, models walked to the rhythm of 70’s anthem ” I feel love”, each portraying mythical and epitome female characters, from the disco girl, a Madonna to a whimsical unicorn….not to mention a naked Eva.

Echoing the brand’s ethos, this was an expectedly flamboyant presentation whose aesthetic was a reflection of Del Kathryn Barton’s work back in 2014, exploring the world of womanhood with hints of nostalgia and allegories of fairy tales, beautifully enhanced by dramatic makeup and hairstyles with a decadent flair…

To be continued…..

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Street Style snaps from Australia Fashion Week 2017

Every year fashion week constitutes not only a window into upcoming fashion trends, for some it’s also the perfect excuse to dress up beyond the conventional and shine in their own terms, whether with the boldest fashion or the chicest style, the arriving attendees create as much interest outside as the runway itself does, where editors, influencers, and bloggers also steal the show.

In 2017, the street style seen at MBFWA was all about the eye catchy game: bright colors, wild prints, power suits, playful accessories and logo mania were key trends to keep on the radar. All up a refreshing and more daring take compared to what is often seen in everyday life. The following are a few snaps captured in between shows, enjoy!

Street style MBFWA 2017

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Sydney Guide and Events – The Luxury Tour

An event to please the senses and celebrate all things luxury, with three big enterprises hosting an evening where jewelry, cars, and art meet in the heart of Martin Place. We were delighted to join Fairfax & Roberts, Tesla and Wentworth Galleries during their respective open houses, for an exclusive experience and viewing of the latest and finest selections each has to offer.

With a varied collection of cars, art, and jewelry, the event had something on display for everyone. In exquisite fashion, Fairfax & Roberts, one of Australia’s finest jewelers, hosted the first part of the evening in their Art Deco showroom on Castlereagh Street while indulging attendees with fine champagne, oysters, and other delicacies. Apart from browsing through the outstanding jewelry range, the audience witnessed how their in-house jewelers work their magic, turning metals and stones into not only bespoke designs but timeless treasures…

Next stop – Tesla

Our next stop took us to Tesla HQ to take a glimpse of their newest Model S – for those considering a new vehicle with the latest tech and electric power at a very friendly price. The Model S comes with everything needed to make driving pleasant and safe, among the most relevant gadgets and innovations we find an extra large Touchscreen with integrated Maps, Navigation and Trip Planner; Cabin Overheat Protection which keeps the car at a safe temperature for hours, focusing on child and pet safety, as well as Enhanced Autopilot capabilities which include Traffic-Aware Cruise Control, Automatic emergency braking, parallel auto park, side collision warning, blind spot detection, speed Assist among many others.

A date with art

From engines to visuals, and to seal the event, a date with art and local culture at Wentworth Galleries, where collectors and basically anyone who wants a substantial acquisition can find contemporary and aboriginal art pieces. As we’re treated to the finest handmade chocolates and wine, we get introduced to the best of local art and also the opportunity of appreciating one of their most popular names on display –Kent Knight who also shared a few words about his work and history. A recommended visit for locals and tourists alike if you ask me, nothing like getting immersed in the intimate and captivating atmosphere that only an art gallery can provide while feeling connected to Australian heritage

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Gentlewoman Style – Women in Suits

Timeless, ageless and genderless, if we ever wonder about attire equally convenient for work or a big event, what comes to mind is The venerable Suit. This classic two piece set seems to defy the limits of age, time, convention and gender, yet remaining as the ultimate staple when it comes to making a statement.

It’s been a long time since the suit, apart from its conventional masculine association, was also accepted among women; and looking back centuries, when the first forms of the Suit, two piece set of garments crafted from the same cloth made their initial appearances, but for what it’s worth on this post let’s focus on the modern variant (early 19th century) which marked the beginning of a new era in fashion and a new sense of utter formality, elevated to an element of cult status- from wall street businessmen to gangsters; but it wasn’t until female Hollywood icons ahead of their time who dared to wear a man’s suit, like Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn, that suits revolutionized and redefined women’s fashion, making the use of pants popular and acceptable among women.

Although the working woman’s uniform of the skirted suit type evolved in the 1970s and 1980s, pantsuits (women’s suits with trousers) were formally introduced by designer André Courrèges in 1964, but were only gradually accepted as formal business attire. Of late a major comeback has taken shape since it was released from the conventional normcore wardrobe to be reborn as a style hit among celebs and street style muses.

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Atemporal, sin edad, sin género, si nos preguntamos por un atuendo igualmente conveniente para el trabajo o para un gran evento, lo que viene a nuestras mentes es el venerado traje; el clásico de dos piezas que parece desafiar los límites de edad, tiempo y protocolo.

Mucho ha transcurrido desde que el traje, aparte de su convencional asociación masculina, fue aceptado también como vestimenta femenina. Podemos mirar siglos atrás cuando las primeras versiones de lo que se conoce como traje fueron vistas por primera vez, pero para lo que nos concierne en este apunte, enfoquémonos en la versión moderna vista a inicios del siglo XIX, que marcó el inicio de una nueva era en la moda y trajo un nuevo sentido de formalidad absoluta elevado a elemento de culto – desde los hombres de negocios hasta los gangsters; pero no fue hasta que algunas figuras de Holywood adelantadas a su tiempo se atrevieron a llevar el traje, cuando este vestuario revolucionó y redefinió la moda femenina, haciendo el uso del pantalón popular entre las mujeres.

Aunque el uniforme laboral femenino conocido como traje de falda evolucionó entre los 70’s y 80’s, el traje de pantalón fue formalmente formalmente introducido por el diseñador André Courrèges in 1964, aunque gradualmente aceptado como solo como atuendo formal de negocios. Sin embargo en la actualidad, liberando de su contexto normcore es evidente el renacer del traje de pantalón, como epítome de estilo entre celebridades y musas de estilo urbano.

Women ahead of their time,
Like Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn
whose love for suits and androgynous look,
helped to revolutionize and redefine women’s fashion,
making the use of pants popular
 and acceptable among women.

Mujeres adelantadas a su tiempo como
Marlene Dietrich y Katharine Hepburn,
conocidas por su look androgino y amor por el traje masculino,
ayudaron a revolucionar y redefinir de la moda femenina,
haciendo el uso del pantalón popular
y aceptable entre la comunidad femenina.

Katharine Hepburn in 1938

Marlene Dietrich circa 1930’s

Whether to resemble a masculine allure, to feel empowered or simply to wander into androgynous lands, women have slowly embraced the suit without compromising their femininity.

Para emular el look masculino, sentirse empoderadas o simplemente para explorar el territorio andrógino, poco a poco las mujeres han adoptado el traje de pantalón sin comprometer su femenidad

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Style statement of a few / Declaración de estilo de pocas

As a fashion, suits are today more relevant than ever before, but back in the early 90’s it was undoubtedly an epic statement of a few. It’s been a while since a candid Julia Roberts made the headlines at the Golden Globes without a stylists assistance, regardless we can’t deny her then sloppy (nowadays it would be called “oversized”) suit was a true signature and reflection of who she was then and now – the Pretty Woman has stayed true to her style and love for suits, which can be spotted in the majority of her public appearances..

Como moda, el traje goza hoy por hoy de mas relevancia que nunca, pero décadas atrás, mas exactamente a principios de los 90’s, fue sin lugar a dudas una épica declaración de estilo que pocas se atrevieron a ostentar. Mucho ha transcurrido desde que una cándida Julia Roberts, desprovista de estilista, protagonizara las noticias, mas por su desenfadado traje ( ahora le llamarían oversized) que por su Globo de Oro. A pesar de ello, no podemos negar que su look, aunque poco pulido fue una verdadera insignia y reflejo de quien ella fue y es aún hasta hoy – La Mujer Bonita ha permanecido fiel a su estilo y amor por los trajes de pantalón, aspecto que salta a la vista en la mayoría de sus apariciones públicas.

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Simple but significant / Simple pero significativo

Sometimes a dress can overshadow the woman, but the suit will always make her stand out. Many celebs have literally eclipsed the most stunning gowns by just stepping onto the red carpet in a simple but significant suit.

Algunas veces el vestido puede opacar a la mujer, pero el traje siempre la hara destacar. Muchas famosas han literalmente eclipsado a otras en los mas elaborados vestidos, con tan solo pisar la alfombra roja en un simple pero significativo traje de pantalón

Emma Watson -Photo by Ray Tamarra/WireImage)

Cara Delevingne

Kate Hudson

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Charlize Theron

(Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Angelina Jolie

Halle Berry

 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

A style that remains evergreen throughout time, are you inspired to release your gentlewoman yet?

Un estilo que permanece siempre vigente a lo largo del tiempo; estás lista para liberar a la gentlewoman en ti?

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One dress two looks – How to turn your party frock into a multitasking dress

Every season our wardrobes, (hence our style) experience a change, we replace our lighter spring garments with other more hibernal and cozy items for the colder months. While many of us are eager to invest in a new little something here and there, there are others who live by the less is more concept, whatever the case may be there are certain items that suit the “capsule wardrobe” concept – those we can always count on and easily combine with other pieces regardless of the season.

In my case I love simple, effortless maxi dresses that I can wear both for evenings or laid back occasions. Turns out, our favorite party dresses we often limit to a night out can be released from their spring summer context and become equally functional during fall/winter too, blame it on the trend! Jumper style, more than a trend, is a clever way to extend the life of certain pieces turning them into more practical and easy to wear for everyday scenarios.

How to turn you party dresses into all season dresses? Ok, maybe not your glittering and bold models, but definitely  something sober with a simple silhouette and solid color can be useful for this purpose, by adding your working white blouse, weekend shirt, or turtleneck sweater, depending on the current weather – that’s it, you’ve just got a brand new look in no time!

Take for instance this maxi dress from Pilgrim Clothing,  its simple silhouette and solid color make it the perfect canvas to create elegant, yet casual and effortless outfits year long. In addition to this outfit post, I’ll also show you another styling option suitable for autumn, hope you like it!

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Con cada temporada que llega, nuestro guardarropa y por ende nuestros looks, experimentan cambios, – reemplazamos nuestros trapos de verano y primavera por otros de mas resguardo en los meses fríos. Mientras para algunos ello representa la excusa para invertir en una o mas adiciones de armario, para otros aplica el menos es más; cualquiera sea el caso, existen ciertas prendas que responden al concepto de “Guardarropa Cápsula” ( uno mínimo, práctico y versátil en el que pocas prendas combinadas con otras dan lugar a múltiples atuendos).

A mi por ejemplo me encantan los maxi de estilo simple que pueda llevar tanto para la noche, como en una ocasión mas cotidiana, – convenientemente resulta que nuestros vestidos de fiesta favoritos ( esos que normalmente llevamos en verano y primavera) pueden ser liberados de su usual contexto y tornarse igualmente funcionales durante el Otoño e Invierno, gracias a la tendencia Jumper – que en este caso es una forma inteligente de extender la vida de ciertas piezas, haciendolas mas prácticas y multi escenario.

Y como llevar nuestros vestidos de fiesta al estatus multi estación? Ok, tal vez, no aquellos con brillos y lentejuelas o demasiado llamativos, pero definitivamente los sobrios de silueta simple, serán útiles para este propósito, con solo agregar tu camisa de trabajo, tu camiseta del finde, o un suéter cuello de tortuga según el caso, y ya está, nueva vida para tu vestido!

Tomemos por ejemplo este maxi cuya silueta simple y color sólido hacen de el un lienzo perfecto para crear looks casuales y elegantes a la vez durante todo el año. Además del atuendo principal, también comparto una imagen con una segunda opción de estilismo para este tipo de vestido, espero que les guste!

About Pilgrim Clothing

Looking for chic and effortless designs on trend? Pilgrim is an Aussie label established over 20 years ago, delivering a sense of luxury without the price tag. Their designs encapsulate the modern muse, always glamorous yet practical. Their latest collection brings clever and versatile silhouettes to please every taste, don’t forget to check the link below!

Featuring Pilgrim dress

Option 2 – City chic and cozy for Autumn- Winter days

According to the weather, you can simply add a t-shirt, blouse or a sweater, and pair with a jacket if needed. I’m wearing ankle boots but with slit design over the knee boots would work wonderfully too!

Are you a fan of the jumper trend? How would you wear this dress?

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