Hey there, Fashion Week fan, we've got exciting news for you.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is an event usually reserved for fashion industry insiders, but for 2014, there will be a consumer component immediately after the trade-only event. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Edition will run on the weekend following MBFWA, allowing ticketholders to view runway collections just days after they debut for the industry. The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week schedule will also be reduced to four days to allow for the extra consumer component.
An e-commerce component that allows consumers to shop the Spring Summer 2014/2015 runway will also launch on MBFashionWeek.com, another world-first for IMG Fashion.
Waaay back in April, when Australian designers were debuting their Spring Summer 2013/14 collections at Fashion Week in Sydney, we predicted the top colour trends for the warmer months ahead. Now that Spring is in full swing, and Summer is creeping up too, it's time to revisit those looks and see what we can learn and apply (read: shop) to the new season.
We've already taken a good hard look at some of the stronger shades: emerald green, pale pink and fuchsia, and now it's time to take a virtual trip to fashion week and spotlight the other shades to wear this season, and see which designers are delivering them.
While Gisele was busy working on Halloween, that doesn't mean that she didn't get in a bit of costume fun ahead of time. Gisele and Tom Brady dressed up for a Halloween party earlier this week, where they wore Wizard of Oz-inspired outfits. Gisele was a sexy Dorothy while Tom went as the Cowardly Lion.
What if your definition of shopping was less trolling the shops and web, more sitting front row at a fashion show and taking down notes on what you'd like to wear? It's real life for lucky ladies like Blake Lively, Kate Bosworth, and Kerry Washington, all of whom have been spotted out and about in Spring 2014 clothes already.
We're charting all the stars, models, and bloggers who are giving Spring 2014's designer pieces their first taste of the real world.
There's no better test of workmanship in fashion than the wedding gown — it's where perfectly-fitted silhouettes and divine details like intricate lace and beading are most celebrated.
From this week's Bridal Fashion Week runway, a few key bridal trends are clear: say buh-bye to the fluffy princess dress and welcome in dramatic, fishtail hems and intricate lace detailing that simply begs to be zoomed in on (and pinned to Pinterest!).
In the gallery, we've done just that to bring you up close to the most stunning veils, beading, lace, hems and necklines of Bridal Fashion Week. Prepare to pin!
For a vintage-meets-modern bridal hair and makeup look, direct your attention to Jenny Packham's Fall 2014 Bridal Fashion Week collection. Inspired by the Belle Époque (French for beautiful era) of the early 20th century, makeup artist Talia Shobrook for Laura Mercier created a romantic, dreamy palette. Models' cheeks were flushed with three shades to achieve the perfect glow: Second Skin Cheek Colour ($35 each) in Barely Pink and Rose Petal, followed by Peach Whisper on the apples of the cheeks. Lips were done in mauve and beige tones using Crème Smooth Lip Colour ($35 each) in Pink Blush and Peche.
For the hair, Tresemmé stylist Jeanie Syfu created a mystical, ethereal updo full of voluminous curls. After applying 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse (try Schwarzkopf Extra Care Volume Power Mousse, $3.49), models' strands were blown dry using a Mason Pearson brush. Hair was then spritzed with Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray ($11.99) and curled using a smaller iron near the neck, a medium barrel from the ears to the crown, and a one-inch barrel on top. Each curl was set with pincurl clips. When the hair was cool, Syfu removed the pins and teased models' strands into texturised faux bobs. A few spritzes of finishing spray, along with sparkly hair accessories (on some models) from Packham's line, completed the fanciful style.
Was the epic nature of Fashion Month a bit too much for you? If you found your attention waning as we moved from New York to London, Milan, and Paris, you have a lot to catch up on! Luckily, help is at hand. We've condensed the whole month down to 100 outfits, which give you a taste of what is to come from Spring 2014.
We've already brought you trend reports and full collections, but these 100 outfits were chosen especially to represent the good and the great of the Spring 2014 shows, from Chanel to Christopher Kane and everything in between!
We hear you: fashion week is more like fashion month, and you probably haven't had a chance to catch up on all the top trends trickling down from New York, Paris, London and Milan runways. But trust us, they're worth a look.
Stay ahead of the game, and see what's in store for your wardrobe with our complete fashion forecast — everything you need to know is in the gallery, let's go!