The best trends from MBFWA 18 at ESTRO

Posted on February 17 2021

Our fashion writer, Lulu, gives us the scoop on the best trends of the week that you won’t want to live without. 


We all breathed a sigh of relief at the Camilla show last Thursday, marking the end of MBFWA for another year. It was an intense week, and between the glamorous runway shows and the not-so-glamorous backstage mayhem, I witnessed the reinvention of some our favourite labels, and many talented new faces to the Australian fashion scene. 

Stay tuned for my favourite runway and street style looks, and how you can make them your own at ESTRO.


The classic blazer and tailored pant has clearly taken over everybody’s hearts (and wardrobes) again this season, and it’s not going anywhere! From Bianca Spender’s twisted neckline, to Karla Spetic’s elongated hem, this tailor-made trend dominated both runway and street. The look gives a nod to the stylish sophistication of Chanel’s classic tweed set, and the effortless feel of Isabel Marant’s cool-girl ensembles, making it both on-trend and incredibly simple to master.

My favourite look! No one does the pantsuit better than Emporio Armani. Ava shows us how it's done with a simple cotton tee and divine McQueen accessories. Shop the set in store and find the bag here!


Don't want to go for the two-piece? Stay on trend with this perfectly tailored coat from RedValentino. 



Pattern on pattern made its appearance on the runways of MBFWA, with Double Rainbouu, Romance Was Born, and kaftan queen Camilla Franks showing us how it’s done. This statement look is favourite of mine, and is a free and fearless expression of personal style. From a simple, elegant clash of gingham and florals (I see you, Lee Matthews) to the vibrant colours and texture overload at Roopa (, this bold trend proved its timelessness again and again throughout the week.

Lulu in Emporio Armani + BluMarine - these colours are a match made in heaven. Shop the look in store!

 Ava pairs this Dolce & Gabbana cocktail dress with some check detailing for a gorgeous texture-print contrast



I’m all about versatility, and so I was immediately on board when designers Pereira Fitzgerald, Hansen and Gretel, and of course Camilla and Marc (to name a few) put a spin on our well-loved neutrals. Depth and intensity turned nude, olive and terra cotta into caramel, khaki and rust; the colours that may very well be a must-have this season. These earthy shades add warmth to any look, and can be layered on top of each other or paired with just about anything else. Add some edge with a touch of gold, pop-red, or orange and your autumn wardrobe is set!

Add some warmth to your autumn wardrobe with Missoni

Obsessed with these Zanotti heels! Shop our Zanotti at up to 75% off!



Still Still Studio, Bianca Spender and Double Rainbouu were just a few of the designers who featured pastel in their collections. While it’s unusual to be sporting spring colours in the middle of autumn, by the end of the week, Carraigeworks was seeing these soft-hued tones that kept everyone dreaming of warmer days. Pair with clean whites or a touch of silver for a fail-safe look.

 MaxMara Weekend jumper + Miu Miu Club Matelassé + Valentino flats in the divine dusty blue.

 The ultimate pleated dress from RedValentino, so in love!


See you next time!

Lulu x

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  • Jane Reynolds: May 23, 2018

    Absolutely nothing better than an Emporium Armani pantsuit! My absolute favourite design!

  • Lila Grant: May 23, 2018

    Some really interesting combos in these pics! Love that RedValentino gown 😍😍

  • Maya Mistasha : May 23, 2018

    Some really interesting new designs and innovative works at fashion week this week! You perfectly captured the spirit. So glad I know about Estros discounted prices to fund my obsession with the newest styles!

  • Megan Smith: May 23, 2018

    Wow! Such gorgeous photographs, will defiantly try to use these fashion tips – such a beautiful article.

  • Lola trajkovich: May 23, 2018

    Such an interesting way to see all the best from fashion week summed up! Love your work.

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