Australian Fashion Week 2016 finishes with a jaw-dropping show by Oscar de la Renta – Daily Mail
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Resort 17 has closed with a jaw-dropping collection by New York fashion House Oscar de la Renta.
The renowned designer – who credits Taylor Swift, supermodel Karlie Kloss and and actress Jennifer Lawrence as fans – took to the catwalk at Sydney venue Carriageworks with an exclusive collection for MBFWA.
The show was Oscar de la Renta’s Australian runway debut and one of the first international luxury brands to present alongside Australia’s top talent as part of fashion week.
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Grand finale: Oscar de la Renta has closed Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia with a stunning Resort 17 collection
Simply stunning: The New York based fashion house showcased a collection of couture and ready-to-wear pieces, including bridal gowns
Full house: The venue at Sydney’s Carriageworks was packed with an A-list crowd, who had their camera phones at the ready
Simple and sleek: A stunning two toned blue dress with a classic sweetheart neckline turns heads on the runway
It was announced in April this year that Oscar de la Renta would close Fashion Week.
The label’s CEO Alex Bolen previously expressed their excitement at taking part in the coveted event
‘We are very excited to partner with IMG and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia for our first show in Sydney,’ Mr Bolan said.
‘We look forward to bringing the world of Oscar de la Renta to stylish Australians.’
Simple elegance: the jaw dropping collection featured pops of colour including pastel blues and orange
Beautiful: Australian supermodel Shanina Shaik wore a stunning soft cream gown embellished with gold as she walked down the runway
Pops of colour: Bright yellow designs were on display, including a strapless gown with floral embellishments (left) and a layered yellow mini (right)
Simple stunning: One model wore a soft blue gown covered in black beaded roses, a matching necklace worn around her neck
Pretty in orange: Bright orange designs were featured in the collection, including floor-length gowns with floral prints and embellishments
The collection itself was lady-like and feminine, with a beautiful mix of couture and ready-to-wear pieces.
The designs included gowns, bridal wear and business-chic pieces.
Models stunned in a series of yellow, blue and deep red designs, with strapless gowns a recurring theme throughout the show.
One soft blue strapless gown featured a black rose print, corset top and full skirt that skimmed the grown.
Turning heads: One model made an appearance in a sheer ice-blue floral number with matching heels
Subtle beauty: Floral designs and hemlines that finished just below the knee set the tone for much of the collection
Bold in burgundy: This winter’s hottest colour made a splash on the runway with a series of printed pant-suits (left) and well-cut dresses (right)
Business chic! The fashion powerhouse showed powerful business wear in a soft grey tweed, the skirts falling to just below the knee
Clash of patterns: Tweed skirts were paired with high-necked blouses (left), as Shanina donned an orange printed skirt and well-fitted jacket (right)
Midnight hues: No wardrobe is complete without a classic black dress, and Oscar de la Renta did not disappoint with their lady-like designs
Striking: One model sparkled as she walked down the runway in a black and white evening gown with a dramatic tulle skirt
A series of bright yellow gowns, including a strapless gown with a floral print, added a pop of colour to the runway.
While floral designs and hemlines that finished just below the knee set the tone for much of the collection, Oscar de la Renta also stunned with a series of business-chic designs.
Using soft greys, deep burgundys, orange and black, the line was a show of well-cut dresses that accentuated the figure, business-like jackets and pencil skirts.
One particularly bold pantsuit peatured a black and burgundy print, an hour-glass shape created with a thick waisted belt.
Sheer indulgence: This stunning sheer long-sleeved floral floor-length evening gown with a lemon gown featured on the runway
Here comes the bride: One model walked down the catwalk in a full-skirted bridal gown, the bodice and skirt covered in soft feathers
Gorgeous gowns: Models took the catwalk in a series orange, burgundy and black gowns with gorgeous full skirts
Classic beauty: One model stunned in a floor-length black gown, the tulle skirt catching the light
Every wardrobe needs a classic black dress, and Oscar de la Renta did not disappoint with his stunning collection.
While flares, sheer pieces and ribbons were seen repeatedly on the catwalk throughout the week, the New York based fashion house appeared to play by their own rules with a more classic collection of feminine pieces.
The designer also showcased a series of bridal gowns.
Little girls dressed in white flower-girl dresses led the way down the catwalk, as a model stunned in a strapless white gown, the full skirt covered in soft white feathers,
All kisses: The models blew kisses to the camera backstage before taking to the runway in their designer outfits
Sticking together: The models slung their arms around one another, their backs to the camera
Final touches: Make up artists gave the finishing touches to a model’s make up, including putting foundation on her ears
Behind the scenes, models posed playfully for the camera.
The bevvy of beauties blew kisses to the lens and slung their arms around one another before taking to the catwalk for the fashion powerhouse.
Photos showed the models getting the final touches on their make up done before stepping out in front of the A-list crowd.