Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2012 was definitely an out of this world experience I’ll never forget – especially as it was my first Fashion Week ever! I didn’t know what to expect.
I knew it would be an exhausting week (especially because of a few looming uni assessments) but I think the excitement which had been mounting in the lead up to MBFWA 2012 made me emotionally and physically ready!
So it was all-go from the volunteer briefing on the Sunday before the start of MBFWA 2012!
Managing the volunteers along with Andrew (the MBFWA 2012 Volunteer manager) seemed like a daunting task at the start of the week, but I think we did a pretty good job if I do say so myself!…Especially Andrew, I learnt a lot from him!
It was such a pleasure working with all the volunteers. Many of them were very hard working and passionate which was quite touching. It was great working around such extraordinary, young individuals who significantly aid the production of fashion week.
It was obvious that pastels, prints or shimmers and shine were all very much abundant across most shows. From the shows I managed to watch, three standouts were Christopher Esber, Jenny Kee and Nana Judy!! I’m still getting my head around the fact that Christopher Esber is only 23! Such an incredible talent. The set up of the runway made for a very compelling show too!
Jenny Kee’s presentation at The Box was like nothing I’ve ever seen before. The splashes of colour and print mixed with the multi-coloured trees, branches and leaves hanging off them, scarves tied in knots and draped in a variety of ways almost made me forget that she predominately designs scarves.
If the Nana Judy show at The Tent had to be summed up in one word, it would have to be- fun! The designs of coloured denim (I want a pair!), studded denim shirts and vintage t-shirts worn by the cheeky models as they walked the runway with Amy Meredith playing live, was a fun finish to a great week!
Fave celeb spotting! and meeting hehe…! I was lucky enough to meet the lovely Whitney Port backstage at The Box before her feminine contemporary collections Whitney Eve and WE by Whitney Eve were presented in Australia for the very first time. Whitney was so polite and sweet, even with loads of people crowding around in the hope of meeting her. She’s such a warm and humble human being who is a big inspiration to myself. Still can’t believe I met her!!!
Let’s not forget the Stenmark twins who had to be two of my favourite models at MBFWA 2012! They did great and looked good;) in the Mens Show and the Nana Judy Show!
Being backstage at The Theatre for Roopa Pemmaraju’s show was another highlight for me. Getting to see her Indigenous inspired designs up close was such a privilege. Samantha Harris looked so beautiful.
Words of wisdom…I’ll never forget when I over heard Zanthia, the IMG production director telling all the volunteers that she started off just like them…then with lots of hard work and determination, landed with her amazing role!
Anything is possible!…never ever give up:)
…And then it was a wrap slash time to let loose at the Volunteer after party!
The week ended in a blink of an eye! Buuut it only brings us all closer to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013, which hopefully I will be a part of!
A big thank you again to all the volunteers for all your hard work throughout the week! I loved meeting each and every one of you and wish you all the best in your future endeavours.
I was so lucky to meet amazing people across all facets of MBFWA 2012 and am very thankful to Andrew and Miro for the wonderful opportunity.
See you all in a year!
Love Farah x