Street style trends practically jumped out at our lenses as we pounded the pavers at MBFWA in Sydney this week. Dominating themes included clear and shiny plastics, military inspiration and a few familiar street style staples.
The war on plastic is all but lost if MBFWA trends are anything to go by. Shiny vegan leather textures dominated across the board. Spotted in coats, bags, skirts and almost everything else.
Button Up Your Suits!
Buttons are back! But not just any kind of buttons. The big and the bold, and where ever possibe, the brassy. MBFWA saw more buttons than zips this year, with suits matching jackets and pants and a recurring hint of military inspiration.
Jumpsuits, tight fitting pants, flares, prints, shearling and sweaters originally made famous by stylish women like Jane Birkin and Jean Shrimpton returned in force. Autumn tones dominated this trend, yet it all somehow looked so original and fresh.
A fresh take in pastels lifted the street style colour palette. Fun and easy to dress up with a tie, or dress down with white sneakers.
Off duty and between gigs, the go-to staple for MBFWA models was the leather jacket. Plain, studded, cushioned or embossed, anything, so long as it was a black leather jacket. This eye catching off-duty style saw the professionals pair leather with brights!
Stylish and also very effective against wind and bursts of rain, layered garments, layers of textures and layers of clothing were everywhere you looked.
A fashion week staple, the bomber jacket showed its versatility by being worn as outerwear or simply over the shoulder to provide a hint of military. Casual styling finished off with with aviator sunnies trended strongly.
Sunnies have become the indispensable male accessory for providing street cred and nowhere was this trend more visible than at MBFWA. Yes, even in the rain!
The “Bottom Half”
Perhaps the one trend that pervaded almost every other at MBFWA was military. Inspiring boots, jackets, Cossack style pants, coats, buttons, jackets, and even colour combinations. And that’s not to mention sunnies, with aviators being ever present. You just couldn’t help noticing the attention to detail of “the bottom half”. Kudos to the guys!
Of course there were more street style trends than we can possibly cover. Suffice to say to those who’ve said street style is long dead – you’re dead wrong. You only need to check out MBFWA street style trends!