It might be (it is) a little chilly these days and we might be (we are) extremely disappointed in society to hear that Lara Bingle is getting her own reality television show and we are most definitely dying a slow death fuelled by jealousy toward all those lucky people who will be at Groovin The Moo this weekend and get to bask in the handsomely hairy glory that is Matt Corby BUT... then we remember that little ray of sunshine, that faint beacon of hope, that feeling when you get when you go to the register and find out that that everything is actually an extra 40% off which also comes in the form of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Of course we were all a little devastated when we heard that Dion Lee and Alex Perry wouldn't be showing but the amazing opening show by Romance Was Born certainly lifted our spirits:
It seems like everyone's getting in on the whole superhero thing but we'll let Romance Was Born get away with being 'tho mainstream' just because this show is everything you'd ever want a fashion week to start with. It was fun and fresh and as Jes would say, a little cray cray.
These are just a few of our other favourites from the rest of the week:
While this show wasn't nearly as 'cray' as Romance Was Born, in their own right, Nana Judy did well to show off their colourful casual clothes (lame alliteration right there). I do love all those dyed pants in the final picture but I sincerly hope that we don't have to start writing posts about how bras are not shirts. :/
Blessed Are The Meek:
After Tupac's cameo at Coachella, it looks like holograms are yet another trend which we're going to start seeing a lot more at live shows of all kinds. Kudos to Laser Vision for their amazing light show which only made Blessed Are The Meek's show even better.
Despite the fact that those eyebrows look like they belong on that creepy Cadbury ad.
Seriously that's just creepy.
And to divert our eyes from the death above, Akira:
SO MUCH COLOUR!! :D :D :D
Ginger and Smart:
Who doesn't love Ginger and Smart? That first blue dress is crazy beautiful!!
Even though I said we were picking out our favourites, I just wanted to share a few looks from Lisa Ho:
I'm more than a little devastated to say that I didn't really like much of what Lisa Ho put on. :(( But it's Lisa Ho! I know!I Hence the double sad face! I do like the colours it's just... I don't know. To me it all seems a little dated... Also I really hate those streaky under-dye hair thingos the models have going on. I hope for their sake that they're just clip ons or extensions so they can head straight for the bin. Where they belong. Seriously this isn't the 90's and you are not a bratz doll.
Ok I should stop being mean. Let's end on something positive and pleasing to the eye.
As if you didn't see that one coming.
I really will stop being mean now (there are people out there who love you Nicki Minaj, you and all of your... uniqueness). Anyway, this last collection is by Zimmerman and is probably my absolute favourite.
Miranda (who is a god in my eyes) from The Devil Wears Prada says, "Florals, in spring? How original." *shoots look of derision which makes me whimper from the couch*
Is my god wrong? I hate to say it, but yes. These are the nicest florals and pastels I have seen in a long time!! And somehow, they look extremely original, and not in the Nikki Minaj kind of way (see above photo if you're not sure what I mean).
And this is my absolute absolute favourite dress by Zimmerman:
How is it even that pretty?! I have no idea what that paint flicky technique thing is called but whatever it is, I love it. And that colour is so spot on!
Gosh and that's only really just touching on the amazing-ness (at a slight loss for adjectives) that was Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Next time round it would be lovely to actually go... (mostly because I want some gift bags because lets face it, who doesn't love gift bags?!)
I think it's time to stalk down these designers' online stores now! And eat some cake and listen to Teenage Dirtbag (don't judge me- I know you're all going to rummage through your CD collection and reminisce on the good old days when Wheatus was cool). But do comment and let us know which show was your favourite!