From the Opera House to Icebergs, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia saw Sydney selling itself to big name international buyers as a result of last year’s repositioning to make it the first event focused exclusively on Resort collections in the worldwide buying window.

More than 56 designers showcased their collections across the iconic destinations and Carriageworks home base. Alice McCall made crowds froth over feathers and fine filigree details, while Steven Khalil brought out the midnight blooms and ZHIVAGO exhibited foxy florals. Sass & Bide made a return to the stage after 14 years with bedazzled bodices and typical tribal vibes. KitX, Mariam Seddiq and the NextGen ensured our dark fashion fantasies were fulfilled, as Hansel & Gretel, Ginger & Smart and C/MEO COLLECTIVE lightened the mood with a hint of pink. Karla Spetic and Anna Quan reinforced relaxed tailoring to make us rethink our Wednesday wardrobe.