Follow our coverage of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Sydney, Gorman’s new bedding collection and the Assembly Label Warehouse Sale.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Kicks Off
We’re well into the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and it hasn’t been a let down. Albus Lumen, Bianca Spender, Lee Matthews, Double Rainbouu and Hansen and Gretel have previewed their runway collections and been standouts so far. Instagram has ruled the fashion week coverage, with front-rowers posting their outfits and views of the runway from their prime positions. Follow our coverage of MBFWA HERE.
NSW Faces of Fashion for 2018
As Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia began its proceedings, Destination NSW revealed the official 2018 NSW Faces of Fashion Portrait. The portrait is an annual occurrence, featuring 16 creatives within the fashion industry – aiming to celebrate and recognise their positive and powerful influence in the Australian fashion world. This year, the portrait was taken at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, right in front of Mrs Macquarie’s Point. Creatives featured included: Edwina McCann, editor in chief of Vogue Australia, Camilla Freeman-Topper (designer at Camilla and Marc), Marc Freeman (designer at Camilla and Marc), Alice McCall (designer at Alice McCall), Bianca Spender (designer at Bianca Spender) Jessica Gomes (model), Roberta Pecoraro (model), Diane Gorgievski (hair styles), Eva Galambos (owner and director of Parlour X) and more.
Romance Was Born in Paris
Coming off the bat of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, Romance Was Born designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales have announced that they have been invited to show during the Paris couture collections this July. An incredible honour and privilege within the global fashion industry, the Australian duo celebrated with their outstanding showing during MBFWA this week. The brand was launched only 13 years ago in 2005 – the pair had just graduated from art college in Sydney. This year’s collection was called ‘Opal Goddess’ resort 2018, and was designed in collaboration with artist Jenny Kee. As per usual, their collection was bright, eclectic and whimsy and was finished with a Parisian-inspired flair.
Gorman’s New Bedding Collection
Gorman’s latest collaboration with Melbourne artist Megan Grant is an unprecedented one – a bedding collection. Along with the bedding collection comes a release of clothing, bags and accessories with Grant’s designs on them. Feature pieces include quit cover sets, pillowcases with two key designs available. Grant’s work features water coloured paint-patchwork designs – with a green jungle colourway, charcoal slate background colourway and ‘blythe’ print which includes variations of pinks and greys. Shop the collection online (quilts only online) and in-store.
Assembly Label Warehouse Sale
Established in May 2011, Australian brand Assembly Label construct simple clothing and lifestyle pieces which fit the everyday needs of their consumer. Shop their warehouse sale this weekend in Beaconsfield.
Who: Assembly Label
What: Warehouse Sale
Thursday 17th May, 9.30am - 7pm
Friday 18th May, 9.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday 19th May , 9am - 5pm
Sunday 20th May, 10am - 5pm
Where: Assembly Label Surplus Store – 448 Botany Rd, Beaconsfield NSW 2015