MBFWA 17 Street Style - Get the look

'Get the Look' // MBFWA 17 Street Style

With 2017's MBFW behind us, the style of the street lives on. Australia is undoubtedly home to some much-loved designer talent, standing as pioneers in our own culture of fashion.

From bloggers to fashion faces and some pretty 'rad' people - we take you to the streets of this year's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, showing you some of the best-dressed and how to steal a look for yourself, courtesy of our exclusive brand content.

 

KEY FASHION FOLK

Mimi Elashiry - Flaunter Street Style

 

A fusion of retro femininity with modern embellishments - Model, dancer & blogger Mimi Elashiry undoubtedly knows how to pair her pieces. Gingham prints are set to star this season, particularly in coats and shirts. Out to find a signature investment piece? Why not give this trend a go!

Flaunter's picks:

MISSGUIDED Gingham Cold Shoulder Shift Dress / $59.95 AUD

By Johnny - Bell Cuff Button Down Collar Shirt / $260 AUD

EOD - Ecstasy Loafers / $425 AUD

 

 Sara Donaldson - Flaunter Street Style

 Simple, sophisticated and cool... Sara Donaldson caught our eye with her 'off the clock' look. Through the assortment of colourful eclectic outfits, there's something lovely in this laid-back pairing enhanced with a structurally interesting piece. If you're after a casual yet style centred look, select cuts with structural integrity.

Flaunter's picks:

Lounge the Label Coat / $359 AUD

NEXT Denim Frey Flares / $49 AUD

Tony Bianco Stella Slide / $179.95 AUD

 

KEY TREND TAKEAWAYS

Cool and Collected - Flaunter Street Style

'Biker chic' meets corporate cool, mixing leather accessories with a white co ord. Genius! There's something statement about a classic suit paired with contrasting accessories - think metallic, black or patterned finishes.

Flaunter's picks:

NEXT Blazer / $106 AUD

Dylan Kain Wax Snake Shoulder Bag / $480 AUD

Sportsgirl Bandana Chief / $9.70 AUD

 

Winter Beiges - Flaunter Street Style

With natural palettes of beiges, browns and tans quite popular this year, this outfit was definitely on our radar. Better yet, take it next level by colour matching - set to be big this Winter, particularly in menswear.

Flaunter's picks:

Trenery Needle Deflection Knit / $139 AUD

Trenery Chino Pant / $79.95 AUD

Mathers Wild Rhino Dalby Boots / $199.95 AUD

 

Floral - Flaunter Street Style

High-end hippie is totally doable, taking our inspiration from this street look. With just one feature piece,  you can ultimately turn any basic into a killer look. Embrace your inner bohemian goddess.

Flaunter's picks:

Sportsgirl Floral Throw / $129 AUD

Ksubi Chloe Waisted Jean / $189 AUD

Jerome Dreyfuss Bobi Shoulder Bag / $922 AUD

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Street style images credit: Tim Da Rin via Flaunter

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Flaunter's MBFWA 17 Wrap Up Trend Report

Dion Lee - Photography Tim da-Rin for Flaunter

The iconic arches frame a dramatic runway as a sea of spectators sit awaiting the official opening of MBFWA 17's premiering designer, Dion Lee

 

ECLECTIC GEOMETRIC // CUTOUTS & IRREGULAR SHAPES

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Dion Lee's RESORT 2018 has undoubtedly changed this year's game in the way we bear skin. Silky satin silhouettes flaunting purposeful cut outs, remark a genius design as one formed piece - a trend that was perfectly complemented by the irregular geometry of the Opera House sails.  The result: Boundary breaking, fully functional fashion.

Dion Lee - Image by Tim da-Rin for Flaunter

MBFWA 17 Opening Runway - Dion Lee at the Sydney Opera House

 

FEMME FATALE // DRAPING & EMBELLISHMENTS

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As if we'd fallen amongst a field of daisy's, 2017 is all about the fairytale fantasy. A romantic take on modern fashion boasts unique layerings of ruffage, florals and pastel notes - Alice McCall is defiantly no stranger to all things 'pretty'. This years colour scheme? A victorian array of creams, baby blue and pale pink with fur like embellishments. Albus Lumen also delivered his take on traditional concepts fit for the modern women, applying gold button embellishments to rural style silhouettes and accessories.

Alice McCall - Image by Tim da-Rin for Flaunter

Behind the scenes for Alice McCall // Bon Bon

 

AS CUTE AS A BUTTON  // VELVET, FRILLS & POP PRINTS

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 Macgraw stole the show on Day 3 with their refreshingly elegant collection. An ensemble of prim and proper shapes with a nod to retro prints, showing true genius in successfully bringing together opposites in design and concept. Funky flats were also a feature, flaunting big bows in primary colours. With frills, ribbons and bell sleeves to die for, British 'boarding school chic' has been corrupted by cuteness.

Macgraw - Image by Tim da-Rin for Flaunter

Model line up backstage at Macgraw // Resort 18

 

RED HOT // DESIGNER FAVOURITE  

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If we take one thing away from this year's fashion week, it's that red is hot and it's here to stay. Nearly every designer sent the fiery colour down the runway - most commonly in head-to-toe looks that were entirely unapologetic for their attention-grabbing pigment. Michael Lo Sordo stole our hearts with his shimmering floor-length gowns and opaque red stockings.

Michael Lo Sordo - Image by Tim da-Rin for Flaunter

Backstage at Michael Lo Sordo // Acceidential Secrétaire

 

COLOUR COOL // PERFECT PIGMENTS 

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Blocks of primary colours were the big reoccurring theme in runway beauty. Bold sweeps of colour were a favourite amongst designers such as Bec & Bridge, inviting a welcoming play of colour without taking away our attention to clothing. Key elements from the MAC Cosmetics team included cobalt lined eyes, cherry lips and Bianca Spender's noteworthy golden lid - a definite take home trend.

Bec & Bridge - MAC Cosmetics - Image by Tim da-Rin for Flaunter

Backstage with MAC Cosmetics for Bec & Bridge // Meow Meow

 

FASHIONABLY ARMED // STATEMENT STEEVES 

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The statement sleeve trend ups the ante this year with designers sending ruffage, bows, glitter and oversized madness down the runway. Christopher Esber caught our eye with a striped oversized cuff number, embodying the ultimate mix of power and elegance, while Bec & Bridge took us to single sleeve heaven and extreme lengths. This year's underlying theme is undoubtedly about making functional statements with purpose and style.

Christopher Esber- Image Tim-Da-Rin for Flaunter

Striped details backstage at Christopher Esber // Resort 18

 

TECHNICOLOUR DREAMS // WILD COLOUR & FAIRYTALE VIBES

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Expectations were high for the final show of MBFWA 17 - but as usual Romance Was Born did not disappoint. The stage was set with oversized floral arrangements, a blanket of fog and red mood lighting which only heightened the sense of anticipation. When the models appeared, the picture was complete and a seemingly never-ending rainbow twirled down the runway. The statement was clear - bold brights and dreamy fabrics such as fringe, netting and patchwork are unequivocally 'IN'.

Romance Was Born - Image by Tim da-Rin for Flaunter

Backstage at Romance Was Born // Electro Orchid

 

Photography: Tim da-Rin for Flaunter // Instagram // Website


Flaunter - Bec & Bridge MBFWA

Cooler days are calling // Winter skin & beauty prep

Those long, carefree Summer days are well and truly behind us!

As Autumn brings about cooler temperatures, our skin is exposed to a whole new variety of harsh conditions that can play havoc with our beauty routines, so it's best to be prepared and use the transition as a head start into the chilly season.

With last year's emphasis on natural methods, 2017 is all about going back to the basics. Say bye bye 'micro derma/skin tightening whatever' and embrace the simple rule of three - "Exfoliate, Hydrate & Nourish".  On Flaunter, we have been noticing this trend take off and today we share our top picks for Winter skin.

Step 1. Exfoliate

Abolish the scales!

FACT: Dry climates draw moisture from the skin often leaving you with those annoying and hard to get rid of dry patches.

THE RESULT: Your body overcompensates for the lack of hydration resulting in excess oil, clogged pores and pimples.

WHY? During cooler periods, the body is often slower in regenerating new cells. Although some form of exfoliation routine is recommended all year round, Winter calls for an emphasis on buffing away those stubborn cells around once a week according to beauty bible Gritty Pretty.

SOLUTION: Scrubs have never been a more popular preventative measure in Winter skin health. Following an inundation of brand uploads in beauty this month and backed by years of research and use within the industry - it's pretty clear that manual exfoliation techniques (in particular natural, chemical free/cruelty-free products) are being favoured by consumers for their tactile experience. Flaunter's beauty brand profile is currently sitting at 65% naturally based or ethical brands including top consumer buys as Dr Roebuck's & The Skincare Company. The most popular ingredients? Coffee, coconut oil, jojoba oil and walnut rinds!Flaunter - TheSeeke Skin

THESEEKE Coffee Scrub // $39.95 AUD 

 

Step 2. Hydrate

It's no doubt that Winter affects our skin health but what about our hair?

FACT: Frequent washing, styling and cooler air temperatures can take lustre out of our gorgeous locks.

THE RESULT:  As temperature drops, moisture decreases and dry hair can quickly become prone to breakage.

WHY? Dale Chong at Bustle blames cool dry air and poor preventive measures for all our split end dilemmas.

SOLUTION: To avoid seasonal hair loss and maintain supple and strong strands there are two things that are a must... Pairing a healthy diet rich in protein and good fats (yes #avosmash has therapeutic qualities) with the use of conditioning products can assist hair integrity and structure. When conditioners aren't enough alone, a weekly mask can work wonders. 2017 undoubtedly brings about a common realisation - beauty and health really do go hand in hand and it's being reflected in the types of products we're choosing to buy. The most popular choices this season all contain fewer nasties and more naturally derived oils such as Evo's Great Hydrator mask infused with a base of argania spinosa kernel to both hydrate and seal for increased manageability.

Flaunter - Evo Hair

EVO The Great Hydrator Mask // $39.95 AUD 

 

Step 3. Nourish

There's nothing more luxurious than plunging into a hot, steamy bath on a cold winter's night. Little did we know 'me' time could actually be doing us more harm than good!

FACT: Hot showers and baths are harsh and can actually further dry out your skin during cool periods.

THE RESULT = The relationship between higher water temperatures and evaporation off the skin once you've left your shower or bath create the perfect environment for moisture loss.

WHY? Top professor of dermatology Rajani Katter explains that too much steam time can result in skin inflammation, resulting in a bunch of unwanted redness, itching, scaling or cracking. The good news is you don't have to give up your bath for good with these two simple preventative measures.

SOLUTION: First, when taking a bath, turn down the heat and reduce your soaking time. Look for that sweet spot temperature, closer to warm but nowhere near scalding! Secondly, employ oil and lots of it... essential bath oils/clays have been a popular consumer item in the last year and have been developed across many beauty brands for this coming season - so much so that Flaunter saw an upload of 40 bath salt images by combined brands over a one week period.

As Katter suggests, patting moisturiser into partially dry skin post bath and adding infused salts to your soak can assist moisture retention both pre and post bath.

 

Flaunter - Soak Society Skin

Soak Society Rose Wellness Soak // $11.95 AUD

 

 

Banner image - Tim Da Rin / Bec & Bridge @ MBFWA 16 via Flaunter media.

 


New hues: Flaunter's 2017 trend forecast

With the weird and whimsical end of 2016 now behind us, we're undoubtedly all looking for some piece of mind come 2017. The new year brings forth an opportunity for change with a nostalgic nod to our roots.

It's all one big earthy undertone this year - from fashion to interiors, we're seeking something more authentic that expresses our need for undefined beauty. With so many possibilities, here's our guide to the top trends for 2017, and how you can incorporate them into your lifestyle:
Trend: Mist - grey, violet and hazy. Featuring Karmme clutch.

 

Trend: Moss - texture, green, moss, khaki. Featuring Mikoh Swimwear

 

Trend: Colour Pop - pastel, waxy brights. Featuring Adairs Quit

 

Trend: Oceanic - green, seafoam, natural dye. Featuring Pottery Barn tableware

 

Trend: Pigment - brown, tribal, stone, metal and marble. Featuring Freedom stone and wood vases

 

Trend: Petal - feminine, blossom, pink. Featuring Missguided Floral Dress

 

Trend: Transcend - fluid, shiny, metal, disco. Featuring By Johnny Skirt

 

Trend: Wild - earth, natural, vegan, feathers. Featuring Next Ballerina Slippers

 

For more inspiring images from Flaunter's colour trend forecast, check out the full mood board.

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