The Weekly Collection #16

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week hype begins, Instagram rankings for Fashion Month and Versace have finally vowed to stop using fur ... read on.


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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Presale tickets are now available for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. The week will run from 13th – 17th May this year, and will showcase Resort ’19 Collections for Australian and global designers alike. This year’s showcase will be opened by iconic Australian brand, Camilla – starting at 7pm on the first Friday evening of the week. Four different types of tickets will be released to the public for the show – platinum, gold, silver and show – with the highest tier allocating Front Row seating, access to all seminars on Friday, other show seats, gift bags and much more.


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Fashion Month’s Instagram Stats

Instagram has been shaping and defining the fashion industry since its inception, and now vital statistics and rankings have revealed who ruled Fashion Month this year. Instagram has revealed a series of lists they’re calling, ‘the most buzzed-about’ shows, people, images and videos.  In a title she’s sure to be celebrating, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II took out London Fashion Week’s ‘most buzzed-about individual’ after her front-row appearance at Richard Quinn’s show during LFW. Tom Ford was ranked first for NYFW, Burberry for LFW, Gucci for Milan and Chanel for Paris. Victoria Beckham also took over, with two of her posts ranking first for photo and video respectively – both featuring her husband, David Beckham.


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Versace Finally Stops Using Fur

Donatella Versace has revealed to British magazine, The Economist, that she will no longer be using real fur in her designs.
Versace’s creative director said, “Fur? I am out of that. I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion. It doesn’t feel right.”
The luxury brand has been well-known for being pro-fur for many years – even amongst an uprising of other brands deciding against the use of real fur, with their 2017 collection turned heads for its use of mink and fox fur.
Many are still unsure that Versace will follow through with this decision, with no further comment from the brand about its creative director’s statement and no apparent plan of action.


Chanel’s Enchanted Forest Show

Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s 85-year-old creative director, has wowed his audience with an ‘enchanted forest’ catwalk for the presentation of the brand’s autumn-winter 18/19 collection. The life-like forest was developed inside of Paris’ Grand Palais , with logs seating guests, leaves and moss on the ground and oak and poplar trees taken from a forest in western France realistically rooted into the ground. While fashion critics have praised Lagerfeld for this presentation, The France Nature Environment have criticised the brand for its disregard towards nature and the environment.

They said in a statement: “Chanel has missed the point once again. The celebrated fashion house chose to present a ‘natural’ decor with real trees for its haute couture event. The result: trees, some of them a hundred years old, were chopped down for a few hours of show”.
Chanel has denied that trees over a hundred years old were used in the creation of their enchanted forest and stated that they replanted 100 new oak trees to replace what they took.


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Sydney Sample Sales

Who: Manning Cartell
What: Warehouse Sale
When: Thursday March 15, 12pm-8pm; Friday March 16, 9am-6pm; Saturday March 17, 9am-4pm
Where: 45-47 Meeks Road, Marrickville NSW, 2204

Who: Big Fashion Sale
What: Warehouse sale
When:  Thursday March 22, 9am-8pm; Friday March 23, 9am-6pm; Saturday March 24, 9am-6pm; Sunday March 25, 10am-4pm
Where: Paddington Town Hall, 249 Oxford St, Paddington NSW