So I’m currently at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. While this isn’t my first day here at the show, I can say that it is the first official day of fashion week! It is also my very first time attending Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week… I had no idea you had to get invited to these things. It’s actually quite nervewracking deciding what I’m going to wear in the morning, but I’ve gone for normcore chic. I’m a photographer, I can get away with it.
So why am I here on day one? Bella Hadid of course… Wait, let me set the scene first. So I woke up in the morning at 9 AM to a phone call from my girlfriend letting me know that I should wake up. As she talked I began realising that i had failed to stay up to finish my commercial law assignment that was due later that day and I also had MBFWA on at the same time. Now this wasn’t any little assignment, this was a 30% worth of my grade assignment! For those of you who don’t know how I fit everything into my little life, here is how I do it: I sit on the edge of my bed shaking with my notes and I concentrate for 5 solid hours to pump out a behemoth of a 30% graded assignment.
As for the Misha Collection show, it was one of the most exquisite shows I’ve seen so far. A marbled stone served as the backdrop with gold cracks reaching from the back to the front while monochromatic textures walked up and down the runway. All the girls were gorgeous and I loved the use of lace for sleeves with the patterns creating an extra dimension and shape to the way they fell down the arms… Also did I mention Bella Hadid? She absolutely slayed… I don’t care if that is not a word. The way she held herself was so strong and sexy and elegant. The hype is definitely real.
As one of my first times shooting runway, I think I can admit it… the media pit is balls. There is nothing glamorous about it. It is just one big “my lens is bigger than your lens” situation and other people’s lenses get shoved into the back of your head due to that… Yeah, it’s not pretty. But then again, it’s all about capturing that moment and when you get it all right it feels pretty worth it. What wasn’t worth it though was getting a $106 parking fine at the end of the night… Carriageworks, why do you have free parking on one side of the street, but timed on the other? It makes no sense. Anyway, enjoy my perspective of the Misha Collection! It was absolutely stunning.