Sydney was in the spotlight last week thanks to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, where talented designers showcased their Resort 2019 collections. I had the opportunity to travel to Sydney to see the shows in person, get a sense of the local fashion scene in Australia, and study the trends emerging on the runways.
Some of the highlights from the week included collections from brands that offered a point of view that felt specific to Sydney. Labels like Matteau and Bondi Born showcased their refined, minimal takes on swim and resort-wear that were styled to perfection with details like chain-link necklaces and headscarves. Designers like Christopher Esber and Michael Lo Sordo debuted collections featuring strong eveningwear looks with details like delicate feathers and crisscross silhouettes that I can’t stop thinking about. Other brands including Anna Quan and Double Rainbouu were newer to me but instantly made an impression with their takes on resort-wear.
So what are the most important takeaways from the shows that will influence what the fashion set will be wearing in months ahead? Here are the five trends to know about from the Resort 2019 runways at Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week Australia.