Day 5 – MBFWA 16

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Day 5 was mostly filled with swimwear and active wear with designers like P.E. Nation making their debuts with forays into activewear, however there were two shows that stood out.


Cyntihia Rowley was quite the international addition to the showcase lineup. Going for the obvious surfing culture of the country, Rowley’s presentation included a lot of beach and swimwear in graphic prints, with models sashaying down with surfboards… however there were quite a few many of camel toe moments with her swimwear, which one does not expect from a seasoned designer like Rowley. However she did score and made up for quite a bit with her printed separates, dresses, jackets and frocks perfect for those tropical getaways you might be planning. Florals dominated the dresses which has a certain lightness about them despite brocade-sque material. A fun color palette and a fun presentation, it was in true fashion Rowley’s step into Australian fashion week.

The concept of ten pieces is so much fun – unisex, fun and fashion forward pieces that the brand puts together in ten looks for the season. Upholding its momentum from last year, the brand showcased a layered collection this time around with pieces that were easily interchangeable within looks. Showcasing a much more darker and moody collection, Ten pieces used a lot of knit this time around wrapping, covering and draping models with layers of it but never overbearing them. A tightly edited capsule like always, Ten Pieces was just perfect if you layer lovers.

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