This week we saw the launch of Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival in Brisbane with the historic back drop of Old Government House as the runway of choice.

MBFF hosted an open aired runway event and lit Government House up like a Christmas tree.

With the fresh August air whispering through our hair, it was a sea of metals, metallic, sequence and soft flowing draped easy to wear designs that hit this year’s runway show.

Spring/Summers is all about bold strong colours; ruffle hemlines, lace and checkered print.  One look that is also prominent on this year’s runway is the pantsuit and bold and sexy jackets.  I personally love this look and it’s being mixed up with colour, patterns, sleek cuts and plunging necklines.

A modern day twist on a cowboy western theme was noticeable on this years runway, with different plays on the checker pattern, we will be seeing a lot of lined prints and checker garments hitting the stores this spring/summer fashion season.

There was a touch of Denim on Denim peaking through with some designers but one thing was clear on the night, solid bold colours are definitely the feature.

It wouldn’t be a runway event without some star power and that is exactly what was delivered with Napoleon Perdis and his 4 daughters, who are in Brisbane for Mercedes Benz Fashion week.  Lianna Perdis who has just finished shooting her 17thMagazine cover, is blazing her own path and gaining media attention from around the world.  The now international model sashayed down the runway in gorgeous gowns from George Wu and Ella Moda giving dad, Napolean, a glimpse into a bride to be.

One thing is for sure; it’s going to be a great Spring/Summer on the Sunshine Coast with bold bright colours, tailored pantsuits, playful checker prints and vertical and horizontal stripes. It has it all and we aren’t afraid to play with the plunging necklines either.  I think we are going to be seeing a lot more of people this season, literally!

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