MBFF Brisbane 2014: Emerging Designer’s Show Wrap Up

| August 27, 2014
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Words by Matt Huxley

THE Emerging Designer show of any major fashion showcase is always one that is highly anticipated. 2014 MBFFB was no different. With major up and comers including Suzii K, Begitta and Anna Hulm, among others, this show was always sure to deliver. And boy, did it deliver.

Kickstarting off with Begitta, the show was immediately plunged into a spectacle the likes of which hadn’t been yet seen on the runway. Think ballerina inspired with hoop skirts, poofy angel wings, tulle trains, VS inspired wings and incredible craftsmanship. Personally my favourite show of the evening, Begitta is definitely a brand to look out for in the future.

Then it was time to get a bit tribal with Otim Ajalia. Men in safari suits printed with tribal markings, geometric prints, animal print and chevrons abounded. Whilst it may all sound a bit overwhelming, it was definitely wearable.

Anna Hulm followed with a highly feminine collection with pastel skirts, culottes and palazzo pants abounding. Think floral kaftans and long layers.

Lightning then hit the stage and a storm raged. A Jacksonian Era had been born. Wearing black masquerade masks and black wings, the models paraded down a series of barely there skirts, colour pop handkerchief hem skirts and chiffon layers.

Emu Designs brought us a bit of a Carmen Miranda influence with tropical carnivale inspired swimwear and the odd Aboriginal print.

Peony followed with a more traditional take on swimwear in the form of white, navy and polkadots.

Suzii K was next out and she showcased a series of asymmetric chiffon gowns and tunics with a strong sense of silhouette. The smudged brown clothing brought a whole series of reference to mind and I especially liked the addition of a palazzo pant and crop top combo.

Out next was Stokes Thompson Design with their series of gowns made from bias cut chiffon and satin. Whilst It wasn’t my favourite collection on the runway I could definitely see them being a huge hit at formal time.

Erin Hassall rounded out the designers and brought her leafy tropical print to the stage in a series of kimono’s, kaftans and shift dresses.

Overall the main trends showcased were the Kaftan, Palazzo Pant and crop and skirt combo. Definitely put them on your wish list this year. But why am I still talking, appreciate a selection of the collections below and we’ll see you tomorrow for another wrap up.

  • Anna Hulm || All images: MBFF Brisbane
  • Begitta
  • Emu Designs
  • Erin Hassall
  • A Jacksonian Era
  • Otim Ajalia
  • Peony Swimwear
  • Stokes Thompson Designs
  • Suzii K

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