What a way to open MBFWA Resort 2020, sitting on the foreshore at the Rocks, with a picture perfect Sydney Harbour. Wendy Whiteley and Felix Forest either side waiting for Aje to begin. Nice. The heritage setting at Campbell Stores evoked a sense of true Aussie nostalgia all blonde stone, old Sydney. Convicts and ships. The lineup of models was an all-Australian cast the with Emma Balfour closing out the show. Yes, it was an Australiana extravaganza. The golden wattle appeared throughout the collection blazing on baby doll dresses and maxi skirts and embroidered on pretty day dresses cinched tight at the waist. Stirrup pants, quilted vests presenting as padded armour strapped on tight – Mrs Whiteley approved – and uniform workwear vibes kept it grounded. You see this was a collection for a woman of many talents, she doesn’t go masc, she’s not androgynous she has nothing to prove. She’s all woman. She wears what she wants and is willing to go there. It’s how it should be.
by Bec Khoury