With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in full swing, we turned our lenses to Sydney to capture the fashion frenzy of looks out on the street. Some familiar trends were definitely in there but this style-savvy crowd were taking things to the hilt.
Faux fur jackets were one hot trend favoured by women and a few guys too and the designs on display reached a whole new level of fabulous. As well as lux neutral black and grey shags, we were also snapping a broad spectrum of bright, colourful fuzz on short jackets and trim.
The whole not wearing but wearing your coat trend of overseas and celebsville has totally hooked our Aussie street style. From the fur to the puffa, jackets were slouching nonchalantly beneath the shoulders everywhere we turned.
Expressing who we are through fashion is looking pretty hot right now. We were seeing personal sentiment, political symbolism, slogans and forthright advice plastered all over street attire, especially bags and tees.
Who says white is just for summer? According to the guys and gals at M-B Fashion Week, this classic colour can work any season. Shirts, turtlenecks, jackets, pants, no item was left untouched by this crisp, fresh hue.
Exaggerating our sleeves in catwalk-style fashion, the giant shirt cuff is a trend that’s just not ready to be reigned in just yet. Whether part of the design or unbuttoned for the look, oversized lower arms is where it’s at.
There wasn’t a ladies hip or waist in the house (well, on the street) that wasn’t nipped in or adorned with a belt or tie. Gucci buckles, pretty pearls, smart leathers or extra-long, it’s not about support, it’s about statement.
Quirky and colourful sunnies. Out-there ‘I don’t care’ earrings. Chokers which ranged from ornamental to full-on fashion extravaganza. When it came to accessorises, the Sydney vibe was go bold or go home.
Black leather jackets are still popping up everywhere, but judging by these shots the cut is less biker and more tailored with a preference for the notch lapel. Unique detailing was also a thing, from star-shaped studs to gold trim.
Not just for bad hair days, adding a cap upon your head adds an extra dimension to any outfit. Baseball caps scream sporty whereas generic captain style caps add a fun, military-twist, and both were out in force.
Our love for checks is definitely enduring, and the look is only getting more vibrant. As well as gingham and houndstooth, the streets were a rainbow of tartan plaid, from bright reds to dark greens and purples.
Designed to camouflage in nature, out in our urban jungle this week leopard print did the quite the opposite – it popped. From hats to pants to trims, it’s vintage, it’s fun and it’s so enduringly stylish it’s practically a neutral.
With more gawk-value than your usual people watching spots, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Carriageworks was the perfect hang to spot the hottest hot trends. But it’s all over now and we’ll be back with what’s trending on Aussie streets around the country next week, fashionistas!
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