5 most wearable trends from Australian fashion week 2018

Hot off the runway at Mercedes Benz Australian Fashion Week 2018 - these are the colours, styles, and ideas you'll want to try this summer.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (or, MBFWA if you run with the fashion pack) took over Sydney this week, with resort collection runway shows held at various venues throughout the harbour city. 

Amongst the spills and thrills: There were bags large enough to live in at Camilla and Marc, and Karla Spetic celebrated her 10 years in fashion with a coat specially made from plastic bubble wrap.  

From the catwalks, here are our favourite - and most wearable - style trends to try this summer. 

1. Think (hot) pink

Championed by Beyonce and her army of back up dancers at one of her earth-shattering Coachella performances in April, hot pink is proving to be a worthy successor to its subtler sister shade, millennial pink. The bold hue was a striking feature at Roopa, Acler, and Pereira Fitzgerald. 

Roopa, Acler, Pereira Fitzgerald.

2. Stargazing 

She reads the stars and dances by the light of the moon: dresses and accessories worthy of a wandering gypsy, modern day astrologer, or Stevie Nicks circa Bella Donna were key at Romance Was Born and Thurley. Thurley and Romance Was Born. 

3. The clash

Be brave! Don't be afraid to throw on big, bold, lightning bright colours, and mix and match and layer your patterns too. The vibe for ex-Ksubi designers Double Rainbou, and for electronic music duo Client Liaison's debut collection, was fun and loud, very loud. 

Client Liaison Deluxe Line, Roopa, Double Rainbou. 

4. Mid-century modern

In a classic case of architecture influencing fashion, it seems our love of mid-century modern design has trickled through to the runway. Rich caramel hues matched to 60s era teals in relaxed styles perfect for lounging on your Eames recliner featured at Camilla and Marc, Albus Lumen, and Hansen and Gretel. 

Camilla and Marc, Albus Lumen, and Hansen and Gretel. 

5. Florals, for spring? 

Immortalised by Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, the idea of florals in a resort collection does seem a bit obvious. Even so, the flowers that flooded the runways at Emilia Wickstead, We Are Kindred, and Alice McCall were pretty and delightful and perfect for spring. Sorry, Miranda. 

Emilia Wickstead, We Are Kindred, and Alice McCall.

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