A round-up of the best events that went down during MBFWA

Words by Fashion Journal

Image via Karen Walker

Life of the party.

MBFWA isn’t just all about the shows – there’s a lot that goes on off the runway. Last week, a bevvy of parties, lunches, dinners and launches kept the fashion crowd occupied, and their champagne glasses filled to the brim. Here’s our round-up of the best.

Song For the Mute FW18 Exhibition

Sydney-based Song For the Mute saw the week as the perfect opportunity to hold an exhibition. Titled Plant, the night showcased both the brand’s AW18 collection and a giant sculpture created from refuse. The installation aimed to highlight humankind’s unity and disparity with nature and was created using items from Song for the Mute’s design studio and rubbish scavenged from the streets of Sydney. Hosted at COMMUNE in Waterloo, the enormous pile of refuse sat over 3.5 metres high, with a circumference of 5 metres. Poké was provided by Fishbowl, while Sesión Tequila designed a bespoke cocktail for the occasion. 


Karen Walker Lunch at Chin Chin

Karen Walker (pictured below) personally welcomed guests for an intimate gathering at Chin Chin to celebrate the launch of her new collection. Attendees enjoyed a delicious sit-down lunch and were gifted their very own piece from the designer’s Zodiac range. Attendees included Christine Centenera, Vera Blue, Justine Cullen, Lee Oliveira and Edwina McCann.


Pared x Flaunter Women in Fashion Breakfast

Over 150 designers, PR agencies, media, retailers, industry and international guests gathered at the Paramount building to honour and celebrate the role women play in the fashion industry. You can read more about the event and quotes from some of the inspirational women here.


Mercedes-Benz Weekend Edition Launch Party

Friday May 18 saw the official opening of Mercedes-Benz Weekend Edition. Held at Carriageworks, industry VIPs, designers, models, media and publicists let their hair down on the dance floor. Party-goers included Pip Edwards, Claire Tregoning, Delilah Belle Hamlin, Peter Hackett and Yan Yan Chan, while entertainment came in the form of a DJ set by Client Liaison.


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