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/13 Collections Sydney, Australia (February 29, 2012) Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is excited to announce cult label Ksubi, celebrity favourite Camilla, Zimmermann, Lisa Ho, Toni Maticevski, Aurelio Costarella, Jayson Brunsdon, Ellery, and Carl Kapp will be amongst the line-up of designers showcasing their Spring/Summer 2012/13 Collections at Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal, April 30 to May 4, 2012. "MBFWA is a fantastic opportunity for emerging Australian designers to join already well established designers in showcasing their creations not just in venues that people expect but in venues and spaces that will reflect the diversity and vibrancy of the Australian fashion scene. The shows, presentations and locations demonstrate that MBFWA has a flavour and style that can more than hold its own around the world" says Gavin Allen, General Marketing, MercedesBenz Australia/Pacific. A stand out on the 2012 schedule is expected to be Romance was Born. The label is showcasing their polished ready to wear collection combining art and wearable fashion in a sophisticated Spring Summer range. Johanna Johnson will also attract hype as she hosts an intimate salon show for her debut at MBFWA. Mixing old Hollywood charm and modern simplicity, Johnson is renowned for her recent Oscar’s role dressing starlets in her eponymous label. Iconic Australian brand, Oroton will also debut on the runway at MBFWA for the first time demonstrating the brand is as skilled at creating Ready to Wear women’s wear as well as their well known luxury accessories. Joining this incredible line up of iconic designers are Magdalena Velevska, Alice McCall, Lisa Maree, Gary Bigeni, Bec and Bridge, Miss Unkon, Bowie, Kooey Australia, Michael Lo Sordo, Kirrily Johnston and Talulah. New talent showcasing for the first time, Watson x Watson are sure to excite international buyers and media with their collections, providing new ‘ones to watch’ for our global audience. Watson x Watson focus on everyday luxury and easy glamour, with a relaxed, sexy appeal that has become synonymous with Australian fashion. Other newcomers joining the MBFWA family: We are Handsome, Aje, Elliot Ward Fear, Roopa Pemmaraju, Flowers for a Vagabond, Suboo, An Ode to No One and Project Runway Australia winner Dylan Cooper and alumni by Johnny. Designers involved in the 2012 New Generation, Fashion Design Studio and Raffles emerging talent shows will be announced shortly. “We’re extremely excited by the response from designers and brands and are looking forward to showcasing the new seasons Spring Summer Collections in our world class facilities on site as well as sharing more of the city of Sydney’s wonderfully unique locations with our expanded off site program of shows and presentations’” says Jarrad Clark, Global Production Director, IMG Fashion.
Synonymous with international fashion events. HP/Intel.weight@imgworld. and meet buyers and media in one on one appointments. Redken 5th Avenue NYC and EYE and as well as media outlet Getty Images. the 2012 season will be a standout year showcasing the creative energy and raw talent that Australia has to offer.com Follow us on Twitter @MBFWA and on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Facebook Contact: Alice Ford The Mint Partners +61 2 9331 8115 alice@themintpartners. the sheer scale of The Tent showroom set on the Sydney harbour foreshore will create an incredible billboard for MBFWA and the Australian Fashion Industry for our attending local and international guests.au Contact: Em Leiding Weight IMG Fashion +61 2 9260 2305 Emleiding. 2012 will also see the much anticipated return of The Tent. media and industry players during the 5 day event and bring Sydney city to life with Fashion Week fever. exciting venue upgrades and unique presentation spaces to ensure our line up of designers have innovative way to communicate their artistic vision for 2012. The Spring Summer 2012/13 Collections will take place April 30 to May 4.au Contact: Brett Galvin The Mint Partners +61 2 9331 8115 brett@themintpartners. designers will be able to house their collections off runway. Title sponsor Mercedes-Benz is proudly supported by Government partners Destination NSW and Austrade. and showcasing designers. With the support of our official partners. MBFWA hosts the world’s most influential buyers. Australian designer Dion Lee recently used a presentation style space to showcase his collection at London Fashion Week and wowed crowds with his use of lighting to create drama and engagement around his collection without the confines of the runway. 2012 Press and Industry Registration opens March 1. utilising retail spaces within The Rocks historical precinct.com.Leveraging our global network. For the first time on Australian soil. 2012 For more information please visit us online at mbfashionweek. Maybelline New York.com . It is here that designers are encouraged to create consumer offerings around the Fashion Week schedule to create more retail opportunities for our participating designer brands. many designers will showcase their collections via a studio style presentation space known as The Box. Key buyers will have the opportunity to get up close with designer collections during the week via a unique offering of Designer Showrooms via The Rocks Pop-Up Suites. DHL. Having established itself at MBFW in NY and Berlin.com. designers are redefining how they showcase their collections using this blank canvas. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is an IMG event. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is introducing new showroom spaces.