The top 10 summer trends from MBFWA

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013

The best thing about attending Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is getting a sneak peek at what we’ll all be wearing next summer. So to help get you excited about warm weather fashion, we’ve curated our top 10 trends for spring summer 2013/2014 here in Australia.

1. Cobalt Blue

This electric shade of blue was on everything from hot summer dresses to bold monochrome suits. 

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013

2. All White

This is one of our favourite summer looks, so we were very excited to see crisp whites dominating the runway.

Talulah | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013

3. The ‘Jacket Cape’

An on the shoulder, off the arms way of wearing your jacket that’s great for those who oppose winter fashion – it’s like wearing a jacket without the commitment.

Ginger & Smart | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013

4. Side Parts

The middle part was nowhere to be seen this year with side parts working their way into everything from straight and sleek down styles, to low ponytails.

Alice McCall | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013

5. Summer Suits

Glamorous pantsuits in colourful prints and solid shades stormed down the runway with plunging necklines and bare midriffs.

Ginger & Smart | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013

6. Aqua

Our signature shade featured heavily throughout the collections in soft pastels and tropical brights – we couldn’t get enough.

Bec & Bridge | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013

7. Neoprene

Neoprene is no longer just for wetsuits – designers showed off their skills creating ball gowns, swimwear and structured skirts out of the material.

Maticevski | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013

8. Mirrored Sunglasses

The mirrored sunglass trend is going to be huge this summer with mirrored lenses in every colour of the rainbow.

Pip Edwards | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2013

9. Nineties Cool

With grungy flannos tied low around the waist, to sleek minimalistic looks reminiscent of the Kate Moss/Calvin Klein era, the nineties was in full swing.

Watson X Watson | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013

10. Pajama Dressing

Shirts and pants got all matchy-matchy, with flowing silk used to create luxe pajama-like outfits made to see more than just the bedroom.

Alice McCall | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013

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As the founder of THIS ISLAND LIFE, Laura is an expert on all things summer. When she's not at home in Sydney, she's chasing the warm-weather to exotic destinations across the globe.

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