30 Apr

Romance Was Born review – MBFWA 2012

Opening the 2012 MBFWA, Romance Was Born came out with a POW, BANG, WHAM!
Australian designers, Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales, opened the 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia for 2012 in Sydney this morning. There was a whirlwind of colour, shape and flames! PLEASE NOTE: I am referring to the models when I say flames, yes, the models! There were mohawks, superhero leotards and a lot of wow-factor. While I love the 60’s trend and mix-n-match of patterns, many of their pieces were bordering on costume-like.
While I commend their attempt at high-fashion, I think a few more ready-to-wear pieces would have completed the collection. I would like to think of myself as a fashion risk taker, but, this was too much! I LOVED the razor cut of the dresses (racer back style), styled perfectly with the hair and make-up. The frisky and comically patterned tops were great. Again, I would liked to have seen them with a chic pair of pants, rather than a pair of sequinned undies! The irony is this year’s collection is more wearable than last year’s – maybe I’m just boring?!
Overall, I LOVED the theme and the styling. A great spectacle guys, Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
I would love to hear your thoughts on this year’s collection, or any other feedback from the day.
PHOTOS FROM OFFICIAL MBFWA 2012 web site – www.australia.mbfashionweek.com