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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Lunch at Cruise & The Innovators Fashion Show

Author: Posted on: May 7, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Sydney played host to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA), a yearly event which ran from 30 April to 4 May 2012. And on a splendid autumn day, food and fashion came together with a leisurely lunch at Cruise Bar and Restaurant followed by the Innovators Show.

Cruise Bar & Restaurant
Cruise Bar & Restaurant

Overlooking the Sydney Opera House and the Tent, where the fashion shows were held, Cruise Bar and Restaurant opened its doors during the day to provide tasty sustenance to the ebb and flow of fashionistas, media and models.

Lunch was an unhurried affair among an intimate group of food and lifestyle media, starting with a glass of Jansz sparkling and moving to a tantalising array of generous share plates.

Cruise Bar & Restaurant
Sourdough and olive ciabatta with olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Cruise Bar & Restaurant
Jindi Brie cheese, prosciutto and mixed marinated vegetables

Cruise Bar & Restaurant
Salt & pepper prawns with sweet chili aioli and Grilled ocean trout fillets with salsa verde

Cruise Bar & Restaurant
Steak fries with sauce

Cruise Bar & Restaurant
Black Angus sirloin slices, cooked medium rare, Chili garlic marinated chicken breast (Peri-Peri)

Cruise Bar & Restaurant
Mixed roast vegetables: sweet potato, pumpkin, zucchini, eschalots, red and yellow capsicums with rosemary and garlic seasoning

Cruise Bar & Restaurant
House leaf salad with balsamic dressing

Cruise Bar & Restaurant
Rocket, parmesan & pinenut salad with balsamic dressing

Cruise Bar & Restaurant
Jansz Sparkling, Nautilus Pinot Noir and Mt Difficulty Pinot Grigi0

The Innovators Fashion Show

Running fashionably late, the fashion show drew a long queue outside the Tent. Six TAFE graduate student designers made up the Innovators Show, a group of up and coming designers from Fashion Design Studio, whose notable alumni include Alex Perry, Zimmerman, Lisa Ho and Akira Isogawa.

Fashion Week The Innovators
Akira Isogawa and Nicholas Huxley

First designer on show was Kaylene Milner, who was presented with a $15,000 scholarship and it was announced that she was chosen for an internship with Diane von Furstenberg. Her collection featured graphic prints, knitwear and leather.

Fashion Week The Innovators
The Innovators Fashion Show

Fashion Week The Innovators
Designer: Kaylene Milner

Fashion Week The Innovators
Designer: Kaylene Milner

Carlie Waterman made a statement with headpieces, sequins and gathered dresses – a beautiful and feminine collection.

Fashion Week The Innovators
Designer: Carlie Waterman
Fashion Week The Innovators
Designer: Carlie Waterman

Cynthia Thai’s collection had beaded shorts, bright knitwear and cutout patterns.

Fashion Week The Innovators
Designer: Cynthia Thai

Fashion Week The Innovators
Designer: Cynthia Thai

Stephanie Goerlach’s range was reminiscent of the 80s with neon colours and leggings.

Fashion Week The Innovators
Designer: Stephanie Goerlach

Fashion Week The Innovators
Designer: Stephanie Goerlach

Fashion Week The Innovators
Designer: Stephanie Goerlach

In the men’s collection, Yuliy Gershinsky’s presented a futuristic style of sportswear with the models almost looking robotic in their make up and movements.

Fashion Week The Innovators
Designer: Yuliy Gershinsky

Fashion Week The Innovators
Designer: Yuliy Gershinsky

And to end the show, Christopher Baldwin’s collection put style and chic in shimmering fabrics.

Fashion Week The Innovators
Designer: Christopher Baldwin

Fashion Week The Innovators
Designer: Christopher Baldwin

Fashion Week The Innovators
Designer: Christopher Baldwin

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week show with the Innovators was held on Thursday 3 May 2012.

Gourmantic attended Lunch at Cruise Bar and Restaurant followed by the Innovators Show as a media guest.

Cruise Bar and Restaurant
Level 2, Overseas Passenger Terminal,
West Circular Quay
Sydney, NSW 2000

http://www.cruiserestaurant.com.au

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Corinne

Corinne is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues.

She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards for 2013 and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List for 2013.


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