Monday, April 30, 2012

Romance Was Born review - MBFWA 2012


Opening the 2012 MBFWA, Romance Was Born came out with a POW, BANG, WHAM! 

Australian designers, Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales, opened the 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia for 2012 in Sydney this morning. There was a whirlwind of colour, shape and flames! PLEASE NOTE: I am referring to the models when I say flames, yes, the models! There were mohawks, superhero leotards and a lot of wow-factor. While I love the 60's trend and mix-n-match of patterns, many of their pieces were bordering on costume-like. 

While I commend their attempt at high-fashion, I think a few more ready-to-wear pieces would have completed the collection. I would like to think of myself as a fashion risk taker, but, this was too much! I LOVED the razor cut of the dresses (racer back style), styled perfectly with the hair and make-up. The frisky and comically patterned tops were great. Again, I would liked to have seen them with a chic pair of pants, rather than a pair of sequinned undies! The irony is this year's collection is more wearable than last year's - maybe I'm just boring?!

Overall, I LOVED the theme and the styling. A great spectacle guys, Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

I would love to hear your thoughts on this year's collection, or any other feedback from the day.



1 comment:

  1. I wasn't there - but from what I have seen through twitter, Instagram and blogs, I agree with you.
    Gorgeous hair and makeup, fabulous theme, but more ready-to-wear would of made it unbelievable.
    Looking forward to how this translates to their RTW collections!