Celebrating 21 stylish years, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia has well and truly come of age. Launched with a resort 2019 show by Camilla and Marc on Sunday, 13 May, the official launch once again saw local and international buyers, fashion media and influencers get into the fashion frenzy. But MBFWA goes way beyond the fashion industry – think of it as a preview of the key trends you’ll be wearing in the year ahead. Here are the trends we love – and the key pieces you’ll need to work the look right here at Wollongong Central.
No need to read between the lines… Checked prints are here to stay!
Not ready to part with the gorgeous checked blazer you bought last season? Don’t worry. Checks are still dominating the fashion runway! Whether you opt for a tailored, man-style blazer, relaxed knee-length skirt or a chic trouser, this versatile print is perfectly positioned within your professional and off-duty wardrobe… It’s a checkmate! Get the look:
Camilla and Marc Pollock Jacket, $799 at David Jones (Gateway)
THE NEW PASTELS
Who doesn’t love a pastel shade? But here’s how to make it work this season.
We love the dreamy, girly feel of pastel hues – stand out in polished shades of dusty pinks, blues and fresh bursts of lemon! Get the look:
Textured Coat $229.95 at Seed located in David Jones (Gateway)
SHEER & NOW
Stand out in sheer and sophisticated pieces.
Effortless and timelessly chic, the trick with sheer clothing is to balance its boldness with classic feminine detailing. Macgraw’s latest designer runway worked this angle perfectly – think a sheer blouse with elegant lace detailing! Get the look:
Candice Trim Top $99.99 at Bardot (Crown)
THE NEW SUIT
At work or play, it’s simple to show you mean business!
Making a powerful statement, suits are given just as much of the spotlight as dresses, and why not? It’s a classic silhouette that’s ripe for new season creativity. With everything from oversized, dramatic blazers to floaty and chiffon-like trousers on show, this season is dealing anything but the classic two-piece. Get the look:
Red Plaid Wide Leg Pant $212.00 at CUE (Gateway)