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.

 

London Fashion Week 2017 Day 3 Street Style

It’s already day three, and I’m noticing a common theme amongst the London Fashion goers. Plaid oversized blazers, Beige/Brown colour palettes, Balenciaga knife boots, Gucci GG Marmont belt bags, Loewe and JW Anderson handbags, and dresses over distressed denim trousers.

 

Melbourne Central Summer Street Style 2016

 

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Ocean’s entire skater look is freaking awesome and I decided to shoot him in the alley way to give it something something.

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The pastel lavender colour of Hannah’s suit from @TopShop was a perfect match for her platinum blonde hair colour. I liked how she opted for a @BambaSwim bandage top than a typical tee or shirt to make her ensemble more edgy and cool.

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Jay’s outfit embodies the essence of relaxed athletic wear, with a hint of class. I liked how he casually threw a Jeans West caramel brown coat over his all-black athletic wear.

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Floral prints are on trend this Spring Summer season, so when I spotted this beautiful Leona Edmiston dress on @DanaBettine, I knew I had to stop her for an outfit snap. Apparently, this was an exclusive Chinoiserie print sourced from a New York print house dated to the 1950s. Zoom in closer to take a good look at the print!

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Lin Lin’s overall street style look and colour tones were easy on the eye. I liked how she casually threw on an olive-green robe over her light blue dress. Buttons ran along the side of her dress which turned into a split which I thought was cool.

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Rachel looked super cute in her red lippy and ginger hair pulled up into a high pony. I liked the way she tucked her Mojo tee into her high waisted jeans to show off her slim figure.

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Dani has a cool swag going on when I spotted her from a far. Her icy blonde fade hair style and Aboriginal print on her sweater was what made me stop and snap.

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Kevin had a cool street vibe going on. I liked the look of his Camo jacket and long black tee, and of-course with a mid-length camo jacket from Topman matched with a pair of black Vans high top sneakers.

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I really liked Emily’s hair style and flawless beauty look. It made sense after learning that she worked at the Mecca store. I also liked how Emily layered her H&M dress over her navy-blue polka dot shirt for a little pop of colour.

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This was probably the most destroyed pair of denim jeans I’ve come across in a while, but I really liked how Crystle kept her @Supre ripped jeans classy by wearing a basic long sleeved top.

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Fish braids ✔ Sweater ✔ Vintage suede skirt ✔  There isn’t much I don’t like about Cyan’s chic street style look.

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I liked Natasha Pietrobuono two cute fish braids, and a relaxed vibe. She wore a pair of Supre loose fit denim pants with cuffed hems which made her white Converse high top sneakers stood out.

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I’d always appreciate a nautical look on a man when he makes it look smart and effortless. Ron wore a casual grey YD jacket over his Uniqlo striped top and chino pants, and finished the look with a pair of Jack Threads shoes from London.

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Axel is a singer/writer from Melbourne who was making his way to a busking gig. His mismatched shoes and quirky H&M socks had caught my eye, and with amusement I asked him why. He explained that he couldn’t decide, so let’s help him out – left or right?

 

Words and Photography // Karen Woo

Alice McCall opens at Chadstone Fashion Capital

Today was the official launch of Alice McCall’s second store in Melbourne. So this morning I made my way to the Chadstone Shopping Centre to check out the new Alice McCall store and I was impressed. I knew I stepped into dangerous territory because I am in love with their latest collection, in particular their long red croquet dress with this amazing backless detail; the cute little playsuits in black, white, patterned and in different fabrication, and of-course their striking red and white jumpsuit that can’t be missed. Only the bold and daring would wear it and I can see it on the streets of Paris or New York during Fashion Week.

If you were to ask what’s my favourite out of the day, it would have to be the black and white croquet playsuit – an absolute winner for Derby Day coming up in 2 days!

Thank you Ali, and Electric Collective PR for having me xxx

 

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