SYDNEY – Fashion blogger Jacquii Lie of Couture Caddy brings us five of her favourite Australian brands that she caught up with at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia held in Sydney recently. And guess what? These brands all ship to Singapore via their online shops!

BIANCA SPENDER

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Known for her sleek tailoring and elegant style, Bianca Spender’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection takes inspiration from ballet’s movement and birds in flight. Perhaps one of her prettiest collections yet, Bianca’s technique continues to explore structure vs fluidity as her models gracefully floated down the runway draped in light fabrics and detailed silks. A gentle dancer’s colour palette dominated leaving the simple yet timeless pieces to talk for themselves, it is this unassuming style that has worked so well for Bianca Spender over the years. Shop the brand at www.biancaspender.com.

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MATICEVSKI

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Australia’s very own fashion mastermind, Toni Maticevski has become the most highly-anticipated designer runway to watch every year. A level capable of competing with the fashion houses of Paris and Milan, Maticevski’s unique style and Parisian-chic designs are on every fashion follower’s wishlist. His Fall 2015 runway focused on expert layering, intricate folds and pleats, elegant materials and three-dimensional abstract silhouettes. Construction so complex and detailed yet also classic and timeless that his designs transcend trends and seasonal expectations – a collection with beauty like no other. Shop the brand at www.tonimaticevski.com.

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ELLERY

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MBFWA opened this year with iconic and internationally renowned designer Ellery to a graceful performance by the Australian Ballet Company as floating ballerina’s glided down the runway. Supermodel Gemma Ward was first on the catwalk in a much-awaited return to Australian Fashion Week. Featuring Ellery’s rule-breaking silhouettes and timeless Parisian-esque style, she let her style speak for itself amidst a mostly monochrome palette with injections of blue and metallics. This season was all about luxe layering, flares, tailored suiting, perfect pleats and statement coats – with a finale under a waterfall of silver confetti it was truly an opening night to remember. Shop the brand at www.elleryland.com/shop and you can actually pre-order the Pre-Fall 2015 and Fall 2015 collections online too at www.elleryland.com/fall-15!

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GINGER & SMART

5 great Australian brands you can shop in Singapore GINGER SMARTImages: Jacquii Lie of Couture Caddy

Ginger & Smart’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection titled Latitude is driven by a powerful yet gentle shift in perspective. It reflects a sense of place with strong and structured looks emphasising a woman’s feminine beauty. It consisted of designs that could easily translate into any wardrobe no matter the season, classic pieces which are wearable and classy. Featuring lust-worthy sheer cutout prints, billowing silhouettes and longer hemlines ‒ it’s a runway that ran right into our hearts and soon our wallets. Shop the brand at shop.gingerandsmart.com.

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ALICE MCCALL

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Forever a playful and flirtatious world, Alice McCall’s Cruise 2015 runway stayed true to this signature aesthetic. Models floated down the catwalk amidst a dreamy candy land set where music, art and fashion meet. Playfully merging 90s minimalism with Alice’s pop femininity we saw strong metallic textures contrasted pastel colouring, black and white crochet, signature prints and embroidery, flirty silhouettes and playsuits, seen vs unseen and bold injections of colour. A modern take on 70s retrospective, it was edgy and classy all at once – a visual feast for the eyes. Shop the brand at www.alicemccall.com.

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