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!
Fashion week is finally over and out, and what better way to end it at the iconic Bondi Beach Icebergs.
I would like to thank all the PR agencies for their continual support and inviting me to the runway shows; and to all my photography and fashion friends for keeping me company on the streets! I loved every moment hanging out with you guys.
Though fashion week is over, street style is here to stay. So keep being you, be authentic, and be true to your style.
See you next year!
xx Karen Woo.
Hey everyone! Sorry I missed you all yesterday at Toni Maticevski’s main event. I already had a shoot booked in prior to fashion week so I wasn’t going to let my client down. Don’t worry I’ve been watching all the video clips and snapchats so I’m on top of things, and the show looked spectacular I must add.
Yay! It’s that exciting time of the year again where all the mega fashion blogger stars and celebrities dress in their best threads to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia event. Overall, my absolute favourites (to name a few) were definitely Isobelle Cornish wearing full Miu Miu and Burberry outfits; Carmen from Chronicles of Her in her Gucci outfit; Brooke Testoni wearing Max Mara sweater and flares; and Emily from Stylebk in Peggy Hartanto. I saw lots of Gucci fur slides, the typical monochrome outfits and variety of deconstructed denim jeans, but Vetements gets my major vote.
Anyway I’ll let you decide so here are my favourite street style looks of day 2. Enjoy x
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What a week of fashion and style spotting at MBFWA this year. A lot of denim flares, simple whites, monochromes, wearing their coats as capes, chanel bags but few dared to stand out and play with fashion. I was expecting more layers and colour combinations, but I think we were super safe with our styling. Nevertheless that’s who we are and there is nothing wrong with that. Let’s just say, “wear whatever makes you feel good about yourself”. That is one great advice from Leaf Greener, former senior Fashion Editor of Elle China and now freelance Stylist.
I’ve also changed up my shooting style at MBFWA. I normally shoot with an 85mm Nikon Lens, but I knew it was going to a lot more chaotic and less opportunities to pull people out to shoot front-on so I ended up shooting candidly and using my 70-200mm Nikon lens. I thought my arm would die from carrying this long lens but thankfully enough my arm and wrist was good throughout (all thanks to my kick boxing training). One tip: please do some wrist and arm stretches and rub some “muscle ease” oil from Elemis. It really works a treat and you can go on shooting for hours. Another big reason why I ended choosing this zoom lens is because I can quickly and dynamically zoom in and out for detail shots and full body shots. It was certainly a good choice for fashion runways too, no flash required but shoot with high ISO (around 1200 to 1600, depending on how much room light) and at 4.0 to 4.5 aperture. The more detail the better, and have it on AL SERVO settings for focusing. I’m a manual shooter, but sometimes having your settings on auto is handy because there is less to worry about it (jumping from harsh sun light to under sheltered areas). I also shot most of my images in landscape (which I never used to do). I figured that it would be easier to crop the images into a square format when I post them on Instagram to show the entire outfit. Win!
Lastly but not the least, fashion week may sound incredibly fancy and glamourous to you, but honestly there is a lot of hard work that goes into it. It takes a lot of appreciation to really understand what goes on behind the scenes as a photographer/videographer/journalist at fashion week. There is so much planning, and strategy to produce the best coverage and to stand out from all the competition. There’s also starvation and 4:30am sleep time (no sleep ins) which all seemed to be the norm during fashion week. Regardless it’s all worth it. It’s all part of the experience and I can sincerely say that I loved every part of it. It was the people I met and was surrounded with, that made my day more fun and interesting.
So thank you. Thank you so much for giving me the privilege of stopping and shooting your street style look because if it wasn’t for you, I would have absolutely no content to produce, and I’ll be sleeping early every night, now that won’t be fun hey?
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