The End Of Monochrome? 10 Designers Who Voted For Colour At MBFWA

At this year’s MBFWA, a slew of colour hit the runways, which was super-refreshing considering monochrome has been around for what seems like forever. This year, lots of designers opted for pigmented hues in a variety of shades; from pretty pastels to bold metallics. There really was no shortage of colour and we couldn’t be more excited for spring if we tried! But does this really mean the end of monochrome?

Take a look at the pictures from MBFWA below and decide for yourself!

1. Alice McCall

It wasn’t surprising there was so much colour at the Alice McCall show, considering it paid homage to the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland. There was floaty pastels, copper metallics, bright neons and everything else in between from Rasta red to bight blue. We thank Alice McCall for this playful mix of colour.


2. Michael Lo Sordo

Michael tickled our colour taste buds with sweet pastel hues of baby blue and candy pin, contrasted against his signature deep red hues of course. There was plenty of white and the odd black dress but colour was definitely the predominant theme in this romantic collection.


3.  Romance Was Born

If you are after a great selection of colours then Romance Was Born is always a sure bet. Being showcased in the Art Gallery of New South Wales was fitting considering the clothes felt like works of art themselves. For colour, think of an artist’s palette – every colour mixed together in the best way possible. Black has never looked so last season.


4. Jayson Brunsdon

Jayson Brunsdon serenaded the runway with the colour selection of tulip pinks and rose reds. His amorous take on colour had us swooning. These are two colours that we will definitely be adding to our colour repertoire this spring.


5. Bec and Bridge

Rich, lustrous, ochre hues looked far from dirt-cheap in this luxe-desert inspired collection. Metallic silvers and golds stole the spotlight and the richness in the colour palette added to the overall elegance of the collection.


6. Manning Cartell

Although this label hadn’t completely given up on monochromatic tones, there was an abundance of colour with 70s pops of citrus orange and lime green and retro blues in a number of shades.


7. Ginger & Smart

Ginger & Smart kept it cool and understated with subdued tones that wandered from a neutral palette just slightly. There was also the occasional bright stand out pop of colour like the yellow and aquamarine lace dresses.


8. Toni Maticevski

Toni Maticevski was a silent voter for colour at this year’s MBFWA. The colour palette for his collection was centred on pretty pastels that were light and powdery and only drifted away from whiteness ever so slightly. Our favourite hues were the lavender and powder blue.


9. Akira

After seeing the colour at the Akira Isagowa show we can’t wait for Spring! Bright hues of blue, red, pink and orange were completed with a nice selection of beige tones. You really can’t go wrong with colours as bright as these.


10. By Johnny

Although black and white made up most of the colour palette at By Johnny, there was still some inserts of bold pop colours in the form of orange, blue, yellow and pink. This gave off a 70’s feel to geometric prints and was a clever way to introduce colour to the collection.


Published on Breakfast With Audrey 19/05/2015

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