Today marked the return of the hotly anticipated Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. This year welcomes a new venue, The Carriageworks!

Each day Sydney Social 101 will bring you the behind the scenes gossip and trends!

If you have any questions about any specific shows, please shout up!

Here we go:


As part of the opening celebrations, Camilla and Marc’s opening show marked ten years for the design duo with Clover Moore, Lara Bingle, Gracie Otto and Phoebe Tonkin showing support for the stunning label. Their Concentric collection, which is Inspired by the Russian Matryoshka doll, we saw bold prints and rich textures with the brand’s iconic modern elegance shining through.

Runway Recap:

Against an incredible industrial backdrop Christopher Esber presented an accomplished collection.

Aurelio Costarella celebrated 30 years in the industry with ‘Retrospect’, showcasing delicate embroidered silk gowns and sharp tailored suits. The intricate headpieces were designed by Reny Kestel.

In a presentation marking a milestone for the Perth designer, Aurelio Costarella played host to fellow Perth creative and singer Grace Woodroofe.

With a well-known eye for detail and precision, Esber’s latest offering is sure to cement his place amongst Australia’s leading design contemporaries.

Sunny and sophisticated with signature prints and uber-chic silhouettes, White Sand’s latest collection of swimwear will have you wishing summer was here again. Designer Leah Madden continues to deliver resortwear that looks just as good out of the water as it does in.

Pemmaraju’s luxury Ready-to-Wear designs feature the original artworks of renowned Indigenous Australian artists on a canvas of ethically hand-woven Indian fabrics.


An amalgamation of bright young design stars showing what Australia does best; swimwear. Gypsea, Maidenlove, Skye and Staghorn and Surface Too Deep. 90’s, sport-luxe, and bold brights will all be seen here.

For their Spring/Summer 2013/14 collection Bec & Bridge were inspired by textural fabrics like metallic and lurex knitwear. A far cry from last year’s tropical theme, this year you’ll see a strong presence of structured and layered dresses with a sexy 90’s edge.

Synonymous with style and elegance, Alex Perry revealed his latest collection of iconic made-to-measure and red carpets designs to a star-studded front Alex Perry.

The eighth collection from By Johnny, entitled ISSU(E)IGHT, sees the designer playing with negative space through his sculptural pieces, geometric op-art prints and asymmetrical designs.

One of Sydney Social’s favourites! With influences that transcend the usual inspiration roster, the design duo will keep us guessing until they close day one of MBFWA with their signature decadence and madcap designs.

Spotted at MBFWA today: Susie Bubble, Tommy Ton, Candice Lake, Bryan Boy, the Facehunter Yvan Rodic, Citizen Couture’s Jason Jean and celebrities Sarah Murdoch, Megan Gale, Kate Waterhouse, Lara Bingle and Sam Harris!

Rumoured Celebrities and delegates attending tomorrow!

Celebrities Gracie Otto, Kelly Slater, Samara Weaving, Nikki Phillips, April Rose Pengilly and Samantha Jade, Jules Sebastian, bloggers and other notables; Candice Lake, Phil Oh, Tommy Ton, Natalie Joos and models Julia Nobis, Ruby Jean Wilson.






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Lisa Hollinshead
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Boss lady over here at Social 101. Lover of all things that inspire creativity, individuality and happiness! Former party gal, now mama to a beautiful baby boy!

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