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Where are all the models of colour?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 10:  Models pose backstage ahead of the New Generation show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Carriageworks on April 10, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee Joe   By the fourth day of fashion week, a clear trend had emerged.

Green fashion

Spotlight on fashion week's 'green' event

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Annie Stevens   Clean Cut, Australia's first fashion advocacy group staged a 'green' catwalk show this week.

Net-a-Porter buyer

Fashion week interview: Net-a-Porter buying manager Sasha Sarokin

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Annie Stevens   We all want to know what she's thinking/buying/wearing.

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The A to Z of Australian Fashion Week

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08:  A model walks the runway at the We Are Handsome show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Paddington Reservoir Gardens on April 8, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee Joe   From Avant-bland to Buttocks and Empty stomach breath, all of the important fashion week moments, alphabetised.

MBFWA verdict

Fresh, sexy and fun: fashion week was the strongest it has been in years

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  A model walks the runway at the Emma Mulholland show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at The Elston Mezzanine, Carriageworks on April 9, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Georgina Safe   Rising above the bland, this fashion week was exciting to see, writes fashion editor Georgina Safe.

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Five things we learned from Swarovski's creative director

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Annie Stevens   Five minutes with Swarovski's very chic creative director, Nathalie Colin.

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20 styling tips we picked up from fashion week

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07:  Australian designers from 'Desert Designs' thank the audience after the Desert Designs show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Carriageworks on April 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee Joe   Update the clothes that you already own with these 20 style hacks.

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Designer double acts at day two of Australian Fashion Week

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08:  A model walks the runway at the Ginger & Smart show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Level 1 55 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery on April 8, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

Georgina Safe   From snakes on the runway to fashion's double acts, all of the best moments of day two of Fashion Week.

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Are the models still too thin at fashion week?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07:  A model walks the runway at the Alex Perry show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Carriageworks on April 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

Georgina Safe   The too thin debate has popped up at fashion week again, but there's good news as well.

Fashion week trends

Five things you will probably wear this year

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07:  A model walks the runway at the Khalo show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Carriageworks on April 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

Georgina Safe   From trousers over skirts to leather everything and plenty of pastel.

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Interpretive dance is an important early trend at fashion week

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07:  Models walks the runway at the NLP show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Carriageworks on April 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

Georgina Safe   Now, this is a trend that we can really get behind.

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Gerard Butler sits front row at Mercedes Benz Australian Fashion Week

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07:  Actor Gerard Butler attends the Ellery show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Bondi Icebergs Dining Room on April 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Georgina Safe   Gerard Butler and a Victoria's Secret angel made surprise appearances on day one of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

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Carla Zampatti opens Mercedes Benz Fashion Week with a chic collection

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 06:  A model walks the runway at the Carla Zampatti show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Carriageworks on April 6, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images for Redken)

Georgina Safe   Sexy black cocktail dresses, silk organza and metallic details made for a sophisticated evening collection.

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Bianca Spender on her fashion legacy

Bianca Spender for the In My Wardrobe feature in the S section of the Sun Herald at her showrrom in the CBD, Sydney. 12th February 2014. Photo by Tamara Dean

Kathleen Lee Joe   The designer is excited for her fashion week show.

Nicole Warne

All the questions you've wanted to ask Gary Pepper Girl

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Kathleen Lee Joe   It's hard not to fan girl over Nicole Warne, one of Australia's best bloggers, including her immaculate eyeliner.

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You don't need to have a 'signature style'

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 01: Yasmin Sewell outside the Acne show on March 1, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

Annie Stevens   Style is something that can’t be forced, or summed in a sound bite.

Still relevant?

Do we still need an Australian fashion week?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04:  Designer Akira Isogawa on stage with models during the show by Akira on day five of Mercedes -Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2012/13 at the Overseas Passenger Terminal on May 4, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Georgina Safe   Australian fashion week is not the launching pad it was once, so what can be done?

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Kym Ellery answers our pre-fashion week quiz

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Kathleen Lee Joe   Fresh from showing at Paris Fashion Week for the first time, Ellery is returning to Sydney

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How We Are Handsome are getting ready for fashion week

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Kathleen Lee Joe   The creators of seriously covetable swimmers are getting excited about fashion week.

Runway preview

A sneak peek at what Ginger & Smart have in store for fashion week

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Kathleen Lee Joe   Ginger and Smart gives us a taste of what to expect from their show at fashion week.

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Ten life lessons from fashion week

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  Publicist Roxy Jacenko attends the Ellery show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14  at an offsite venue on April 9, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee Joe   Celebrity is a loose concept, don't take it personally and always bring the snacks.

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Can live-streaming replace a front row seat?

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Kathleen Lee Joe   This year every show at Australian fashion week was live-streamed. Will the fashion critic become redundant?

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Fashion's new tribe

Fashion's new tribe

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08:  Model Phoebe Tonkin attends the Camilla and Marc show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on April 8, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images)

Annie Stevens   Who sits on the front row at fashion week is evolving, but nothing changes too much.

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MBFWA: Ginger & Smart

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  A model showcases designs on the runway at the Ginger And Smart show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14  at Carriageworks on April 9, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee Joe   Ginger & Smart was very ladylike, and very smart.

Swimwear trends

The return of the full-bottomed bathers

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 10:  A model showcases designs by We Are Handsome on the runway at the We Are Handsome show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14  at Carriageworks on April 10, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Jelonek/WireImage)

Annie Stevens   The itty, bitty bikini might still reign, but there's a welcome return of fabric in swimwear. Sort of.

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MBFWA: Ellery

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  A model showcases designs on the runway at the Ellery show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 on April 9, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee Joe   Kym Ellery's theme focused on contrasting archetypes.

Stylist's guide: MBFWA

A stylist's guide to surviving at fashion week

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08:  Blogger Nicole Warne attends the Alex Perry show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on April 8, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images)

Annie Stevens   Veteran stylist Kelly Smythe on how to make it at fashion week.

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MBFWA: Kate Sylvester

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  Models walk the runway in the finale at the Kate Sylvester show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14  at Carriageworks on April 9, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

Annie Stevens   Marilyn Monroe's spirit lingered over Kate Sylvester's collection.

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MBFWA: Manning Cartell

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  A model showcases designs on the runway at the Manning Cartell show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14  at The Shed, Carriageworks on April 9, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

Annie Stevens   It was all white on the night at Manning Cartell.

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MBFWA: Karla Spetic

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  A model showcases designs on the runway at the Karla Spetic show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14  at Carriageworks on April 9, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Annie Stevens   Religious undertones were the order of the day at Karla Spetic.

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MBFWA: Alex Perry

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08:  A model showcases designs on the runway at the Alex Perry show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on April 8, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

Annie Stevens   Alex Perry takes a turn toward the short and flashy, and it's a success.

Christopher Esber

MBFWA: Christopher Esber

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08:  A model showcases designs on the runway at the Christopher Esber show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at 10 Carrington Road, Marrickville on April 8, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Annie Stevens   Christopher Esber's show contrasted billowing silk with steel piping.

Camilla & Marc

MBFWA: Camilla & Marc

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08:  A model showcases designs on the runway at the Camilla and Marc show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14  at Carriageworks on April 8, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

Annie Stevens   Shiny gold jacquard was the hero at the Camilla & Marc show.

Fashion Week preview

Q&A with Emma Mulholland

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Annie Stevens   A late addition to the lineup, Emma Mulholland's fashion week debut is hotly anticipated.

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Behind the scenes with Manning Cartell

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Annie Stevens   Sydney label Manning Cartell share some pre-fashion week musings.

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Q&A with Kate Sylvester

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Annie Stevens   Kiwi fashion veteran Kate Sylvester shares her fashion week feelings.

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What do Romance was Born have in store for fashion week?

Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett of 'Romance Was Born' in the stairwell of their studio in Darlinghurst, Sydney. 22nd June 2012 . Photo by Tamara Dean

Annie Stevens   We ask the dashing duo.

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A chat with Kristy Lawrence from Flannel

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Annie Stevens   Kristy Lawrence from Flannel shares a few thoughts pre fashion week.

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A chat with the gentlemen from Vanishing Elephant

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Annie Stevens   Fashion week kicks off next week, and Vanishing Elephant are making their debut.

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Runway review: Akira

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04:  A model showcases designs by Akira on the catwalk on day five of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2012/13 at the Overseas Passenger Terminal on May 4, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee Joe   Akira's breathtaking bridal collection restores this fashion writer's faith in fashion week.

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The fashion minute ... Akira

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04:  A model showcases designs by Akira on the catwalk on day five of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2012/13 at the Overseas Passenger Terminal on May 4, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Fashion editor Janice Breen Burns films the incredible Akia installation at fashion week.

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Runway review: Carl Kapp

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 03:  A model showcases designs by Carl Kapp on the catwalk on day four of Mercedes -Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2012/13 at the Overseas Passenger Terminal on May 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

Annie Stevens   There needs to be a red carpet intervention in Australia ... more Carl Kapp please.

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Fashion week IT girl: Candice Lake

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Georgina Safe   Model turned photographer Candice Lake is in town this week snapping photos for Vogue and championing Ebay.

Man vs Fashion

Questions I have about catwalk shows

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 02:  A model showcases designs by Alice McCall on the catwalk on day three of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2012/13 at Overseas Passenger Terminal on May 2, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

Rob Moran   Why do the models look so sad? And other pressing issues.

Oroton reveals its first bag of apparel goodies at Fashion Week

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 02:  A model showcases designs by Oroton on the catwalk on day three of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2012/13 at Overseas Passenger Terminal on May 2, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Georgina Safe   Yesterday Oroton unveiled its first complete clothing collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.

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Fashion week wrap

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 02:  A model showcases designs by Ellery on the catwalk on day three of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2012/13 at 320 Liverpool Street on May 2, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

Georgina Safe   Fashion editor Georgina Safe gives the low down on all of the trends you'll want to be wearing from this year's fashion week.

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Runway review: Magdalena Velevska

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 01:  Models showcase designs by Magdalena Veleveska on the catwalk show on day two of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2012/13 at the Australian National Maritime Museum on May 1, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee Joe   Magdalena Velevska presented a collection that was deceptively simple and featured highlighter yellow lipstick. Approval!

Runway review: Jayson Brunsdon

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 01:  A model showcases designs by Jayson Brunsdon on the catwalk on day two of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2012/13 at Overseas Passenger Terminal on May 1, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee Joe   Jayson Brunsdon offered up sheer decadence, and a dash of saucy sex with his Mercedes Benz Fashion Week show.

Paralympics

Paralympian uniform for London is unveiled

Kelly Cartwright & Jack Swift model the 2012 London Paralympic Opening ceremony outfit by RM Williams in front of the Sydney Opera House APC - Australian Paralympic Committee Sydney Australia April 30th 2012 © Sport the library / Jeff Crow / APC

Annie Stevens   We chatted to Jonathon Ward, Executive Designer for R.M.Williams on what it means to design the Australian Paralympic uniform.

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It takes an army to create a fashion show

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Georgina Safe   WHILE Sydney was sleeping, the fahion pack were preparing for a day of runway shows. This is what it looks like.

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The fashion minute: Maticevski

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 01:  A model showcases designs by Maticevski on the catwalk on day two of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2012/13 at Overseas Passenger Terminal on May 1, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Janice Breen Burns   Armed with her iPhone, fashion editor Janice Breen Burns captures the Maticevski ... in a minute.

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Runway review: Zimmermann

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 01:  A model showcases designs by Zimmermann on the catwalk show on day two of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2012/13 at Koskela on May 1, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Annie Stevens   Zimmermann offer up a resort collection so sweet it's darn near enough to give you a toothache.

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Runway review: Ginger and Smart

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 30:  A model showcases designs by Ginger And Smart on the catwalk on day one of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2012/13 at David Jones on April 30, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Annie Stevens   Well if you're going to celebrate your birthday, it really ought to be with eye popping colours, right?

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Runway review: Manning Cartell

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 30:  A model showcases designs by Manning Cartell on the catwalk on day one of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2012/13 at The Church on April 30, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Annie Stevens   Fluoro stripes and clashing prints make for some rather un-church approved outfits.

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Review: Romance was Born Spring Summer 2012/13

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Annie Stevens   Romance was Born opened Mercedes Benz Fashion Week with a "pow!"

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Cultural collaboration

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Georgina Safe   AN INDIAN designer has collaborated with Aboriginal artists for a unique cross-cultural collection to be unveiled at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.

Counting threads

Ode to no one

Rachael Jones   Fashion designer Adi Setiadi left behind his investment banking gig to pursue his fashion dream. He will make his debut at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia on Wednesday.

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What do fashion editors really love and hate about fashion week?

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Annie Stevens   Fashion week is looming, so we asked magazine editor's Kerrie McCallum (InStyle) and Jackie Frank (Marie Claire) to pick some trends and spot some wunderkinds.