Fashion week round up – James St edition

If you were in Sydney or scrolling through the Instagram style feed from Sunday 12 – Saturday 18 May, you no doubt would have seen the hustle and bustle of the fashion-forward individuals and runway shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA). With many of your favourite James St boutiques and labels taking part – we’ve got the wrap up of what you’ll be seeing on the street in a couple of months time.

Scroll down to enjoy your backstage pass to behind the scenes of MBFWA


Designer – Aje

Location – The Rocks

About – Aje opened MBFWA with an iconic backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.  Their Resort 20 Bloomscape collection celebrated native flora inspired prints, balloon sleeves and ruffles. We’ll be waiting outside Aje for this collection to drop!


Designer – bassike

Location ­– The Apollo Restaurant

About – bassike showcased their Resort 20 collection with an evening of fashion, saganaki cheese and slow cooked lamb at the famous The Apollo Restaurant – yum! bassike’s new collection brings us more staples that we will be adding to our Spring/Summer wardrobe; think jersey T-shirts, oversized cotton shirts and drawstring waists all with a pop of colour.


Photo by Sonny Vandevelde


Designer ­­– Bec + Bridge

Location – Carriageworks

About – Designer duo, Becky and Bridget did not disappoint with their Wipe Out Resort collection! The collection drew inspiration from the glassy swells of Southern California’s legendary beaches and the backdrop of their local Sydney shore with patent leather, earthy floral prints and silks taking over the runway. We can’t wait for the collection to drop in James St this October!


Designer – Lee Matthews

Location ­– Carriageworks

About – Lee Matthews Resort 20 collection showcased a runway perfect for the everyday modern versatile wardrobe. From the brand’s renowned sheer pieces through to utilitarian jackets, Lee Mathews celebrated 20 years of MBFWA with none other than their signature style.


Designer – Hansen and Gretel

Location – Jardan Furniture

About – Hansen and Gretel’s Resort collection stayed true to the brand’s reputation of masculine shapes with a femme sensibility for ease of everyday wear. The collection titled Venus showcased colour and snakeskin print for the ultimate holiday wardrobe. We can’t wait for the collection to arrive in James St boutique Wolfe and Ordnance.

Designer – Dion Lee

Location – Bea Restaurant

About – Dion Lee swapped the runway for an intimate family-style dinner at Bea Restaurant, located within Barangaroo House this MBFWA. Designer Dion Lee who now resides in New York was himself in attendance with local and international guests who rumour has it dined on burrata, grass-fed eye fillet and mandarin granite – dinner and show, we think so!


Designer – Carla Zampatti

Location – Carriageworks

About – Closing MBFWA, Carla Zampatti finished the fashion-focused week with a finale performance by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Colours of marigold, monochrome, sequins and Carla Zampatti’s renowned sophisticated tailoring shined on the runway.


Words by Lucy Hanson

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May 22, 2019