American model Bella Hadid (centre) leads the Misha Collection show.
American model Bella Hadid (centre) leads the Misha Collection show. DAN HIMBRECHTS

Sydney Fashion Week awash with muted tones

ONE thing's for sure, Mercedes Benz Sydney Fashion Week was not a colourful affair.

Collections were anchored in cream, white, black, combinations of all three, grey and flesh tones, and when colour appeared it was delivered in heavy rusts or deep greens.

The occasional bolt out of the blues came in soft pastels and stripes providing some rare defiance in amongst what could have been a sea of insipidness.

Instead the garments shone through their construction and texture offering a range of understated sophistication with plenty of contemporary edge.

Leading the charge was the opening show, Maticevski melding his trademark billowy elegance with a touch of sinister through what I'd describe as a deconstructed grunge offering a hint of romance gone wrong. A bit Brothers Grimm maybe, but it was refreshing and well executed.

Other highlights were the long awaited arrival of new label Misha whose army of flesh tones and black skin tight numbers, led by the imported clout of Hadid sister Bella, left a striking impression on buyers and new fashionista fans.

Hemlines were either confidently short or appealing mid-length which seems to be the look of the moment which is great because it's a lot kinder to the general population.


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