MBFWA 2015 | Manning Cartell Show Review

Manning Cartell celebrated its 10th Anniversary in remarkable fashion at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week on Day four. To launch its Spring-Summer 15/16 collection, an old train shed at carriage works was converted into a dreamy Winter Wonderland. A dramatic stark white floor depicted an enormous ice rink and bright teardrop LED lights hung from the exposed ceiling like icicles newly formed. One felt transported to another dimension, and that was before the clothes came out.

Models floated down the runway like ethereal beings, zigzagging in synchronised movement, faces frozen into a fixed stare. The clothes felt crisp, youthful and ladylike with an abundance of bold eclectic prints. The music was ominous, almost uncanny.

From the very first exists there was plenty of immaculate white ensembles; the pearlescent sheen offset by citrus tones of tangerine and lime which added a retro element to the collection and many varying shades of blue, from dusk navy to bright aquamarine which had a calming effect overall.

There was a 70’s vibe to many of the looks, with shift dresses emblazoned with sequins and denim fringing and plenty of bare midriffs peeking out from under boxy tanks, all made thoroughly modern. Playful dimension was created with flirty separates, set against the many long free flowing dresses in lace and silk and the sheer overlay skirts. Manning Cartell’s craftsmanship and attention to detail was unsurpassed as was the use of quality fabrics, which remains an integral part of the Manning Cartell DNA.

As the models kept coming, so did the contradicting prints. Geometric and art deco, oversized polka dots, modern patchwork, dreamy check silk and printed ribbons that swirled and danced on structured fabrics. The fusion of innovative textures and prints continue to give Manning Cartell a distinctive imprint in the Australian fashion market.

Everything about the Manning Cartell show was otherworldly. The closing song ‘Sweet Dreams’ by the Eurythmics was the perfect ending to a show of such visual richness and spectacular magnitude and a collection that really was what sweet dreams are made of.

MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-1 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-2 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-5 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-7 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-9 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-13 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-16 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-17 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-21 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-22 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-23 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-24 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-27 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-28  MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-30 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-33 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-34 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-35  MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-37  MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-41 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-42 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-46 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-47 MBFWA-2015-Manning-Cartell-Runway-50

Photos by Robert Anthony for TheTrendSpotter.

Published on TheTrendSpotter 17/04/2015

6 thoughts on “MBFWA 2015 | Manning Cartell Show Review

  1. What i do not understood is if truth be told how you’re not actually a
    lot more neatly-favored than you might be right now.
    You are so intelligent. You know therefore considerably
    when it comes to this topic, produced me in my opinion believe it from a lot of varied angles.

    Its like women and men aren’t involved unless it is something to do with Girl gaga!
    Your individual stuffs excellent. At all times care for it up!

  2. Just wish to say your article is as amazing. The clarity to your
    submit is simply cool and that i can suppose you’re a professional in this subject.
    Well with your permission let me to grasp your feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post.
    Thanks one million and please carry on the rewarding work.

  3. Hello, Neat post. There is a problem along with your website
    in internet explorer, may test this? IE nonetheless is
    the market chief and a large section of other people will omit
    your magnificent writing because of this problem.

  4. My brother recommended I might like this blog. He was entirely right.
    This post actually made my day. You can not imagine
    just how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

  5. Excellent items from you, man. I have take into accout your stuff previous
    to and you’re simply extremely excellent. I really like what you have got here, really like what you are saying and the best way in which you are saying it.

    You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it sensible.
    I cant wait to learn much more from you. This is really a terrific web site.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s