Dyspnea Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sydney

I must admit I was SUPER excited to see Dyspnea present their first stand alone runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sydney this week. Dyspnea have become an instagram sensation and I first became aware of their fluffy candy-like creations after seeing them on a few people last year during MBFWA.

Dyspnea was born in Perth, Western Australia and is the love child of two designers - Jameen Zalfen & Rachel Motteram. They graduated from TAFE and started designing party pieces for themselves and the business has grown from there. The duo are kept busy whipping up fluffy confections for thirsty social media movers, shakers and tastemakers. In short, they appeal to anyone who doesn't give a damn what you think. Their Dyslexicola look book was shot on location in Paris by Tom De Peyret and modelled by Garance Rochoux-Moreau (in between bookings by Rick Owens and Adidas, if you please). They have also been nominated twice for the WA Fashion Awards’ Designer of Tomorrow.

I loved their Spring Summer 2015/16 Collection. It was playful and was, as promised, a totally unforgettable apocalypse of fluff, glitter, splashes of gold, ghetto beats and fairy models. While I won't be jumping at the chance to wear see through pants, I am wanting to grab some pom pom earrings to wear or one of the lovely gold crowns you can see in the last two photos. It's easy to see why Dyspnea are popular in Japan.

The hair for the show was created by evo and Edwards and Co. and the nails were put together by the lovely I Scream Nails. I Scream Nails have salon's in Melbourne and Sydney. The only thing I am sad about was the fact that I was unable to get enough perfect shots of the collection. Check out the video below!

Dyspnea Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Dyspnea Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Dyspnea Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Dyspnea Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Dyspnea Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA

Dyspnea Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA

Dyspnea Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA

Dyspnea Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA

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Manning Cartell Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sydney

Spring Summer 2015/16

I was extremely tired on Wednesday when the clock hit 5pm at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sydney. However I got a second lease of life after sipping on cocktails in the reception area in the Elson Room, Carriageworks in preparation for the Manning Cartell Spring Summer 2015/16 Show. Guests were then ushered into Bay 25 to be seated in a very blue lit space. The runway was huge; the concrete floor was covered in a sheet with white sand on top and if you looked up into the ceiling of Bay 25, there was clearly going to be an interesting light show for the presentation. The music started and the suspended lights started pulsing to the music. Then they lit up colourfully to illuminate the main attraction - Manning Cartell's Spring Summer 2015/16 Collection.

When you attend any Fashion Week around the world, you see so many shows that a presentation needs to be special enough to be remembered. Canning Cartell had me hooked as soon as I saw the set. The whole collection worked really well together; the pieces you can see below are very wearable and have been produced with a commercial market in mind. However the trend driven prints, transparencies, bold colour and sequins makes this collection something special.

There were structured shorts, boxy tops and feminine pencil skirts. My favourite ensemble is the all black twin set with white embroidery that you can see in photo 5 below. The shoes were also really cool - I loved the orange pair that you can see in photo 4. Unfortunately they didn't seem easy to walk in, so they're out for me for everyday wear. However, I have mentioned I love wearing flats to an event and then changing into heels when I get there!

Check out the video below. What is your take on the collection? Comment at the end of the post - I love hearing from you!

Manning Cartell Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Manning Cartell Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Manning Cartell Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Manning Cartell Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Manning Cartell Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Manning Cartell Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Manning Cartell Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Manning Cartell Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Manning Cartell Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Manning Cartell Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Manning Cartell Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Manning Cartell Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Manning Cartell Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Manning Cartell Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Manning Cartell Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

Manning Cartell Spring Summer 2015/16, MBFWA, photo Getty Images

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What I wore During Sydney Fashion Week

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, 12th - 16th April, 2015

As you all can probably guess from my social media feed; Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Sydney is well under way. It started on Sunday with the ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/16 Show. You can head HERE for my review. I promise there will be many more to come.

I have been running around seeing the shows and attending events around working with my clients. On Saturday I will take one of my favourite styling clients to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Weekend Edition too!

But of course, onto the important stuff! What did I wear during the week? Everything had to be comfortable so I could run around AND I still had to stand out. I have to say that I am pretty proud of the amount of colour I have been able to plan into my wardrobe for the week. I am not much for colour - I love the safety that black brings. You will see that mostly every ensemble that I put together has some black in it. It's the way I tie everything together, how I feel comfortable AND how I know that everything I wear will suit my colouring.

Check out my outfit below. I've paired my new Alexander Wang jumper from Farfetch with my Scanlan Theodore Skirt that I took with me to London Fashion Week. Of course I'm wearing my Chanel bag, since I can sling it over my shoulder to take street style shots, along with my Burberry wedges. No outfit is ever complete without the perfect pair of sunglasses. These are Karen Walker. Plus as you all know; I always finish it off with red lipstick and nails! The challenge bloggers have is creating new outfits with items we are given or loaned and supplementing them using items we already have. You don't want to be seen at Fashion Week wearing the same thing two days in a row!

What do you think? Have you been keeping up with my social media MBFWA coverage? Comment at the end of the post - I love hearing from you all!

Alexander Wang Jumper, Scanlan Theodore Skirt, Burberry Shoes, Chanel Bag

Alexander Wang Jumper, Scanlan Theodore Skirt, Burberry Shoes, Chanel Bag

Alexander Wang Jumper, Chanel Bag, Karen Walker Sunglasses

Alexander Wang Jumper, Chanel Bag, Karen Walker Sunglasses

Alexander Wang Jumper, Scanlan Theodore Skirt, Chanel Bag

Alexander Wang Jumper, Scanlan Theodore Skirt, Chanel Bag

Scanlan Theodore Skirt, Burberry Shoes

Scanlan Theodore Skirt, Burberry Shoes

Alexander Wang Jumper, Scanlan Theodore Skirt, Burberry Shoes, Chanel Bag, Karen Walker Sunglasses

Alexander Wang Jumper, Scanlan Theodore Skirt, Burberry Shoes, Chanel Bag, Karen Walker Sunglasses

Alexander Wang Jumper, Scanlan Theodore Skirt, Burberry Shoes, Chanel Bag, Karen Walker Sunglasses

Alexander Wang Jumper, Scanlan Theodore Skirt, Burberry Shoes, Chanel Bag, Karen Walker Sunglasses

Alexander Wang Jumper, Scanlan Theodore Skirt, Burberry Shoes, Chanel Bag, Karen Walker Sunglasses

Alexander Wang Jumper, Scanlan Theodore Skirt, Burberry Shoes, Chanel Bag, Karen Walker Sunglasses

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ELLERY Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sydney

Well, what can I say? The Mercedes-Benz Presents ELLERY show was a fantastic start to MBFWA. I was extremely lucky to attend ELLERY's Spring Summer 2015/2016 presentation on the opening night of Sydney Fashion Week. The show was held at Carriageworks in Eveleigh - and at the last minute it moved from the main runway space to the Smith's Workshop near the entrance at Carriageworks.

The ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016 show opened with young ballet dancers in black tutus and black veils dancing down the runway. They were gorgeous and elegant and I was almost lulled into thinking the whole presentation would be restful. Then the pumping music started and Gemma Ward made her return and led the models down the ELLERY Runway. It's been one year since Ward gave birth to her daughter Naia and almost ten years since she last took to a runway in Sydney.

It's not often that I say I like everything that makes the cut and appears on a runway. When I attend and review a runway presentation, I often only present photos and chat about the ensembles I like. It's great that this time there is too much to say; that I liked absolutely everything I saw going down the ELLERY runway. Anyone who has met me knows that this is not very usual; we have conversations about what I liked and what I didn't like. I am almost lost for words. Where do I start? Shopping the pieces myself maybe? But I digress.

It's true that ELLERY has achieved cult status in Australia and has had international success since its launch in 2007. Kym Ellery first pursued an interest in styling and worked for over 4 years at RUSSH magazine as a central part of the creative team. The designer’s very first collection graced the pages of Vogue Australia and since then the label has gone from strength to strength.

The Mercedes-Benz Presents ELLERY show included ELLERY's signature strong silhouettes, daring combinations of textures and unique details which give ELLERY it's distinctly modern feel. Many of the pieces in the show can be seen on the ELLERY website under the Current 2015 section. Christine Centenera actually wore my favourite ELLERY blue cocoon top to the Miu Miu Fall 2015 show. I loved the coats with their big buttons, cut-outs and interesting peplum detailing. The colour palette, as always, was very wearable and feminine. The collection will easily lend itself to being included in an everyday corporate wardrobe OR it will totally stand out as a subject for street style when worn as an all-in-one look. The best thing about ELLERY collections is that you can mix and match the pieces; you could almost buy them all and have a wardrobe for a year.

I also loved the obi belts tied at the waist and the interesting hair charms that models wore. These were echoed on the coats and often matched the buttons on the pieces the models were wearing. The blush pieces had an interesting texture which made them more covetable that your average pink coat and pants. While I liked all these pieces; the two ensembles I remember most was a silver foiled coat and the finale metallic beaded dress which was a modern take on a flapper look. The best thing about this finale dress? The model that closed the show in it was quite a bit older than all the other models in the show. When I say older.... She could have been my age - there's hope for me yet!! The final walk was to Katy Perry's Firework.

The best bit of the show? When an angry neighbour stormed the runway. Check it out below.

Check out the photos below? Which look is your favourite? Comment at the end of the post - I love to hear from you all. I also love all the emails I have been receiving from you! Keep them coming!

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

ELLERY Spring Summer 2015/2016, MBFWA, photo Elle.com.au

An Angry Neighbour Storms the ELLERY MBFWA Opening, photo SMH.com.au

An Angry Neighbour Storms the ELLERY MBFWA Opening, photo SMH.com.au

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