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.

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CYNTHIA ROWLEY
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.

TEN PIECES
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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