|Carlie Waterman show as part of The Innovators at Mercedes-Benz Fashion |
Week Australia, The Tent, Circular Quay
|The view from Cruise Restaurant and Bar, Overseas Passenger Terminal, |
Lunch with our small group was a shared affair of countless platters and sparkling wine. Even though I'd missed the shared entrées, there was more than enough food in the main dishes for all.
|Grilled ocean trout fillets with salsa verde|
|Salt and pepper prawns with sweet chilli aioli|
|Chilli and garlic marinated chicken breast|
|Black angus sirloin|
|Pumpkin, spinach, goat's cheese and pinenut salad with balsamic dressing|
|Rocket, parmesan and pinenut salad with balsamic dressing|
|Leaf salad and mixed roast vegetables (back)|
This is an annual show featuring hand-picked TAFE graduate student designers from Fashion Design Studio – which has produced some of Australia’s most renowned designers such as Akira Isogawa, Lisa Ho, Dion Lee, Nicky Zimmerman and Alex Perry.
|Susie Bubble (front row, centre)|
The show started with a presentation by Nicholas Huxley of Fashion Design Studio and Akira Isogawa to Kaylene Milner who won a $15,000 scholarship and was also selected for an internship with Diane von Furstenberg in the US.
The show followed with collections from Milner (luxe with colourful tribal prints), Carlie Waterman (floaty, feminine and gorgeous), Cynthia Thai (almost kitschy, fluorescent knitwear and beading), Stephanie Goerlach (crazy bright knits and prints), Yuliy Gershinsky (futuristic, Back to the Future style menswear) and Christopher Baldwin (shimmery evening chic full of attitude).
|By Kaylene Milner|
|By Carlie Waterman|
|By Cynthia Thai|
|By Stephanie Goerlach|
|By Yuliy Gershinsky|
|By Christopher Baldwin|
Food, booze and shoes dined at Cruise as a guest and attended The Innovators show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia with thanks to Agency G.