Street style inspiration from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2019


15 May 2019

As the resort 2020 shows get under way in Sydney, Vogue’s on-the-ground photographer Sandra Semburg captures the best-dressed attendees.

Photographer: Sandra Semburg

With resort season well under way, the fashion pack are heading Down Under for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. The country has become a breeding ground for exciting talent, with Aussie brands like Réalisation Par, Ellery and Dion Lee all making a splash internationally in recent years.

This year’s fashion week schedule sees Los Angeles-based designer Jonathan Simkhai show at MBFWA for the first time, while previous International Woolmark Prize winner Ex Infinitas is also making its catwalk debut. Emerging designers to look out for include Chloe Mottau, who has become known for her colourful, handwoven knitwear, and Benjamin Garg, whose feminine, ruffled dresses are inspired by Indian textile practices.

When it comes to street style, the FROW always exudes laid-back cool. As it’s currently autumn in Sydney, there’s no shortage of inspiration for transitional dressing; expect to see a masterclass in layering, with trench coats and light knits aplenty. Here, Vogue’s photographer Sandra Semburg captures the best-dressed attendees at this year’s MBFWA.