MBFWA Sydney Fashion Week 2015

by Wiwid Howat

One of the biggest fashion events in Australia just hit Sydney again. I am so happy to be part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2015. It's always exciting to see new designs full of creativity, and every year promises something different. 

Day 1 of MBFW, I am wearing a floral blouse from my favourite designer Akira Isogawa, skirt from Forever New, shoes from Asos Australia and the bag is a gift from the kind and pretty Mba Ajeng - she bought it from Egypt.

On day 1 I am expecting to see Akira, one of my favourite Australian designers who has an international reputation for his unique designs. I have adored his collections since I first saw him at Sydney Fashion Palette 2012.

I have always wanted to challenge myself to wear something more masculine, but I never had the guts to do it until I saw this jumpsuit from Zara which made my heart skip a beat! It does look masculine but at the same time, it has a low cut at the back which is one of my favourite styles at the moment. I adore every designer who creates a low back for women dresses, not only is it beautiful but it also gives a different feeling that you don't need a low, open cut at the front in order to look sexy - the other way around can also have the same impact.

As a girl with a headscarf, it is pretty challenging to wear a piece of clothing with a low back, because I have to make sure I wear the right colour and pattern of inner or outer in order to match. With the jumpsuit, I decided to use a long, pearl necklace for added effect, so the jumpsuit didn't look too boring and plain.

Day 2 of Sydney Fashion Week 2015 was the day to see Michael Losordo's latest collection. I have been researching and observing his past collections, and I like to call him "a man with a beautiful vision of women's backs" hehehe. So I wore this jumpsuit as a special dedication to him.

My last day at MBFWA 2015 was the chance to see the best that Sydney had to offer. Various designers with their latest collections, and you will see my eyes light up seeingAlice McCall's newest collection, hehehe.

The Canvas collection by Haryono Setiadi was very interesting, the simple short dress with a beautiful piece covering the front part looked fabulous.

All the very edgy and clean-cut pieces by Ellery were surprisingly liberating. I would never have thought a simple blazer could be modified in so many different and unique ways.

For this last day of MBFWA, I am wearing an oversized top from Ria Miranda's latest collection PUSAKO - one of my favourite designers. I'm always proud to wear her designs, and it has now become my routine to wear one of her pieces at every fashion week I attend.