Wednesday, 22 August 2012

MBFFS: Day 2 Swim

Day 2 showcased the best of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim held in Miami recently. A mash up of iconic Australian brands Lisa Blue, Kooey, White Sands and Suboo.

Lisa Blue
Lisa Blue's collection 'Call of the Whale' opened the show with their aquatic themed swimsuits featuring shades of blue, white and gold. Designer Lisa Burke's passion for saving the endangered species offered the perfect inspiration for the beginning pieces and this notion translated into the styling reminiscent of a grecian mermaid. However, this tranquil atmosphere was interupted by an unexpected Chinese dragon performance.
How random...
Turns out it was a 'transition' into a more oriental and American Indian theme with Japanese dragon prints and massive feather mohawks. The headresses were amazingly extravagant but I don't think I'll chill at the beach with one of those.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Sydney, models, runway, fashion, show, swimwear, bikini

White Sands
Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Sydney, models, runway, fashion, show, swimwear, bikini

A predominantly soft and feminine collection featuring floral prints, subtle ruffle details and sorbet shades. Very quite wearable swimwear and flowy beach coverups and maxis.

A very colorful and somewhat graphical collection of swimwear. Those fragmented prints which always seem to remind me of the beautiful broken shards of glass when looking through a kaleidoscope was heavily featured. A key piece I was drawn to was that watercolour jumpsuit which takes me back to my childhood hobby of 'balloon painting' (a messy form of 'art': popping balloons filled with paint on a canvas, basically paint goes everywhere but that's the point). I'm probably getting too psychological about this collection...

Stay tuned for Day 4...


  1. love the white sands collection so much x

  2. You post so fast! Haha
    I have A MILLION pictures. Seriously can't be bothered to go through all of them and edit.
    Hope the rest of your day was splendid, lovely :) xx

  3. Amazing blog. following you

  4. I like this collection a lot!!! I´m your new follower!
    Kisses Anita from IFB

  5. Gorgeous girls:)

    I found you dear on IFB.

    I followed you via GFC, Bloglovin and Twitter.

    Please do come and visit my blog!

    Selma xx

  6. wow! i definitely need some of that swimwear!!

    great blog ! keep it up!! :) am now following!!

    please check out my blog (i'm still finding my feet) and any feedback/comments you could give me would be great!


  7. nice - how awesome it is to be at fashion festival enjoying the runway shows and all the lime lights!
    would you like to follow each other?

    New post on my blog featuring Boticca bracelet:


  8. Great post, and amazing swimwear. I love the designs and colors. Thanks for sharing. :)


  9. beautiful swimmwear! you have a nice blog (: