Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is Australia’s greatest celebration of fashion. Sydney transforms into Australia’s style capital – and bloggers, influencers, photographers, celebrities and retailers flock to watch as our country’s top fashion talent, as well as the up-and-comers, send their new collections down the runway.
Often though, we find ourselves just as interested and inspired by the chic and creative looks pulled together by those attending the events. Nothing is off limits in this one week of the year, so we get to see some looks which send off the love heart eyes, and others we are very confused by! This year though, we definitely saw more hit than miss, as demonstrated by the wonderful snaps below.
Have you ever felt guilty glancing into your wardrobe and seeing how many pieces you literally never wear? Well don’t blame yourself, it may not be your fault!
For years the fashion industry has been caught up in a high speed churn and burn cycle, that we’ve all been trying to keep up with. Fashion makes us feel good about ourselves, and chasing the newest, hottest trend can be frighteningly addictive. With the recent proliferation of retail giants like H & M, Zara and Uniqlo in Australia, it has become easier and easier to overconsume.
But a new consciousness about the detrimental effects of irresponsible fashion consumption has emerged, and designers and consumers are taking a stand, and saying no to big business. A movement towards ethical design means that there are more opportunities than ever to say no to fast fashion. If this is all news to you, read our page The Perils of Fast Fashion.
If you’re not sure where to begin, we have put together seven easy ways to start using fashion responsibly, which are a cinch to fit into your lifestyle.
Love them or hate them, we all know the lush looks that the Kardashian/Jenner clan are famous for, and it seems recently that they have just gone from fashion strength to strength. From Kim’s high fashion slash street style to Khloe’s on-point activewear looks, there’s no doubt they are the hottest property in the celebrity world today. Steal their style with these gorgeous Aussie brands they are huge fans of. Hey, if it’s good enough for a Kardashian, it’s good enough for us!
Hands up if your fave fashion era was the 80’s? We see you over there in your scrunchie and acid wash jeans! A time of excess, ultra-consumption and disposable income, the 80’s were a truly unique period in couture history. Characterised by loud colours and even louder hairstyles, welcome back to part 2 of the greatest (and lamest!) looks of that guitar-riffing, hair-teasing, break-dancing era that was, the 80’s!
Sustainability has become a huge talking point in fashion in the past few years, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed trying to work out where to start doing your bit for the planet and the people on it. Aussies are a environmentally smart and socially conscious bunch, so naturally there are some amazing designers that are not only killing it with their collections, but also in their approach to protecting our earth and vulnerable people within the fashion industry. Check out the ultra-chic threads created by these ethical brands, and start feeling good about your fashion choices.
Love it or hate it, the 80’s was a decade that brought us some *ahem* strong looks. Do you remember (or were you guilty of) donning any of these from our list? Take a trip down memory lane – and get ready to cringe and feel some serious fashion nostalgia all rolled into one, for the era that was louder than Madonna’s ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ blasting out of a neon pink Delorean, the 80s.
As this blazing Summer rolls on and on, we find ourselves torn between secretly wanting it to end and revelling in the glorious heat in equal measure. We don’t know about you – but at this point we are so sick of our old swimwear, and to say it’s looking a little ragged is the understatement of the century. Luckily there is a whole slew of innovative new designers creating gorgeous swimwear styles to help you update your tired togs, and even better, many of them are Australian! These clever brands have created some amazing lust-worthy pieces, which is why we wanted to put them into the spotlight here at ATD – perfect inspo for upping your swimwear game.
Need some serious inspiration and fashion goals to kick off your new year? We have rounded up the newest movers and shakers of the Instagram fashion world. With growing presences and absolute style oozing from their perfectly curated feeds, these fashion queens will take your look and your love of fashion to a whole new level! There’s something cool about following someone from well before they hit mega-influencer status, and these Aussies could just be on their way.
Portsea Polo, hosted annually at Point Nepean National Park, is one of the hottest events of the Australian summer social calendar. With fashion, glamour, horses and world-class polo in a beautiful setting, it’s not hard to understand why! The event attracts celebrities and socialites from all round Australia, many of whom arrive by luxury boat, helicopter or stylish cars. Heavy rain marred this year’s event, but that didn’t stop the ladies from wearing some wonderful outfits. Here are the best of them!
We here at All The Dresses are obviously huge supporters of the clothing hire industry in Australia. But it’s not just because we love being able to wear beautiful designer dresses at a fraction of retail cost. We know that by renting designer pieces, instead of buying items we’ll only wear once, we are doing our bit to help the environment. If you haven’t read much on the topic or watched one of the great documentaries produced in recent years, you’re probably thinking that’s a pretty long bow, but trust us, the evidence will shock you!