5 fashion week trends you’ll be wearing in 2018

In case you missed it, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week took over Carriageworks and parts of Sydney city last week.

MBFWA for 2017 wrapped up on Thursday evening with a dazzling, electric runway show from Romance Was Born. After all the runway spills and thrills and street style show downs – these are the top 5 trends from the week that was.

1. Red

Powerful, bright reds featured in nearly every show. From upbeat cherries and scarlets, all the way through to moody maroons – red is without doubt the colour of the coming season. 

Fiery accents included a draped red cape at Akira, red satin gloves at Romance Was Born, a patent leather coat at Strateas Carlucci, and silk slips at KITX and Bec and Bridge.

2. Next generation denim

Beyond regular bootcut jeans, denim received a youthful refresh at MBFWA. New Sydney based denim label Vale switched things up with pinstripes and patchwork denim dresses and playsuits, while within the Raffles design school showcase, Nara showed denim in sweeping lengths.

3. Big earrings

The MBFWA Innovators show presents collections from Fashion Design Studio students from TAFE NSW. It’s always one of the more exciting runway presentations of the week, straying from more conventional resort trends. The line-up of seven students did seem to settle on one thing – big, bold and beaded earrings are in.

4. A little or a lot of drama

Embellishment is key – whether you want to dip your toe in the ocean, or dive all the way in. Electric costumes flooded the runway at Romance Was Born, with layered ruffles, feather headpieces, vibrant embroidery, and rainbow tulle. Crystals and puffs of fur featured at Dyspnea, and even more sequins and velvet at Yousef Akbar.

5. 90s sport

Athleisure is here to stay. Though at shows like Ten Pieces and Strateas Carlucci, there was a distinctive 90s era spin. Think Reebok Classics with long basketball shorts, caps, zipped minimalist hoodies, and high-style matching sweats.

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