MFW Model Casting Day 2018

It was refreshing to see a new wave of bright young faces and personalities at this year’s Melbourne Fashion Week model casting day, and I’m very honoured to be associated with the event which celebrates diversity and beauty from all cultural backgrounds. I still believe and see, that Australia is still sadly a racial discriminatory country. I mean, take a look at all the fashion campaigns on the billboards or have a scroll through Instagram, most talents are white Caucasians. I was chatting to one of my Stylist friend the other day and he shared with me that a Customer called the company and complained about an advertisement which featured a black model. Then she carried on saying she will no longer shop there because of it. What utter bollox! It makes me so upset to know that racism is still predominant in our society. Well isn’t our sunburnt country historically dominated by beautiful Aboriginal people?

Anyway, I’m not here to rant but do let me know if you have experienced anything similar. I want to make a point that we should all support all walks of beauty, size, shape and heights! God created us to be all unique and we should love and be acceptance of each other.

Without further odu, here are some of the favourite moments captured from the MFW casting day. In my next post I will share my favourite model street style looks so stay tuned.

 

MBFWA 2018 Day 3 Best of Street Style

I’m really excited seeing a lot of experimentation with patterns and colours which made street style the past few days so refreshing and fun.

As always, thanks for the snaps everyone x

Street Style pics taken at Macgraw, We Are Kindred and Matches Fashion runway shows for City of Melbourne, Melbourne Fashion Week. Please seek permission prior to usage.

MBFWA 2018 Opening Show Street Style Highlights

Today’s weather was horrendous to say the least but I’m glad it did not dampen my mood from capturing street style. In fact, the moments felt more natural and authentic which made it worthwhile being in the rain. 

To celebrate the opening of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, here are my favourite street style looks and moments which were shot for the City of Melbourne. Please seek my permission for usage by emailing hey@karenwoo.com.au with many thanks.

 

MBFWA 2018 Camilla and Marc Opening Show

Today we celebrated Camilla and Marc’s 15 years in business who opened the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week with a fully immersive show experience. Guests were transported an a beautiful Australian “rocky zen garden”. Sixty tonnes of sand were shipped in to create the 120 metre runway, bare rock and wind-stripped blossoms feature, reminiscent of arid Australian landscapes, yet giving a conceptual and futuristic appeal. If we take a look at Camilla and Marc’s latest design collection and styling, there were fringing, drapery metallic gowns, off the shoulder fitted tweed dress coats, oversized blazers, funnel sleeves, and denim pieces! If I may dare to say it had that “Balenciaga” inspired effect – masculine tailoring meets feminine silhouette. Even the accessories like the oversized bag and thigh high shoes were notable cool. Regardless, I loved that you can take any piece from the runway and restyle it in so different ways. I’m really digging the dress or blazer over the tight pants look.

April cover star of VOGUE Australia, CHARLEE FRASER, opened the show which I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing at the end of the show, and international supermodel, GEORGIA FOWLER was also seen walking the show.

Here are some of my favourite looks from Camilla and Marc’s resort 2018 collection. Enjoy!

 

 

VAMFF 2018 ELLE Australia runway

The 2018 ELLE Australia runway on day 2 at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival was a beautiful spectacle of pastel sheers, pattern on pattern suits, puffy and one armed sleeves, well tailored denim dresses; and my absolute favourite look was the oversized deep fuschia pink coat with light grey wide-legged pants by Anna Quan. Who would have thought of that colour combination!

The line up for this runway were Acler, Anna Quan, Arnsdorf, BY JOHNNY., C/MEO Collective, Hansel and Gretel and Morrison; and earrings by KITTE.