Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, was held at new venue this year – Carriageworks in Eveleigh. As always it was a visual feast and there were some way-out and wacky pieces that didn’t really translate to the high street and definitely don’t translate to the office. But there were many that can be toned down to work for work.

And what I found particularly interesting as the fashion editor here at Leaders in Heels was how current and relevant many of our recent articles have been. These trends that we’ve brought to you haven’t been flashes in the pan, they’re sticking around making indulging in a few of them a wise investment.

A great way to keep you’re look current is to use these trends in your accessories be it a pair of shoes, some earrings or a belt.

So lets take a look at the trends that appeared on the Fashion Week catwalks that are lasting the test of time.

Cobalt Blue

First up waaaaay back in October last year we brought you our love of Cobalt Blue and as you can see it’s still very big with the designers. Many of them choose cobalt as a feature colour or mixed it up with some contrasting colours, yellow was particularly popular for this.

Cobalt & Baroque at MBFW 2013


A few months later we looked at the peplum and they’re still going strong. Be it on a jacket, skirt or dress they are a great way to cinch in the waist and balance out a triangle body shape.

Peplum at MBFW 2013

Emerald Green

Emerald Green, the 2013 Pantone colour of the year, is still a huge hit on the runways. Again used as a feature colour or mixed with a contrasting one.

Emerald green at MBFW 2013


Monochrome is such a timeless look that it won’t date. In fact one designer’s whole collection was monochrome, it’s just so strikingly simple and easy to do. Add a monochrome belt to an old favourite black dress and voila it’s bang on trend again.

Monochrome at MBFW 2013

Baroque and Jacquard

Baroque and Jacquard are very much alive and kicking. These decadent fabrics and designs appeared in many collections and they really give a look of luxury. The dress below would be perfect to go from desk to dance-floor, with jacket for the office and a quick shoe change for the evening.

Baroque at MBFW 2013

One thing that was clearly obvious is that colour is here to stay for quite a while longer so invest in some bright accessories to keep you On-trend in the corporate world

For more detail about each of the looks above and how to translate Fashion Week into your working week be sure to click on the links to read the full articles.


All images courtesy of Frock Star Styling

Creative Director of Emilio Pucci , Peter Dundas, took Spring Summer 2012 collection to the next level. Scarf belted bermudas with crop bomber jackets suggest new proportions. If you see a similar design in a ZARA store soon, call him a trend-setter.
The makeup is rather nude but involves a lot of contouring. Something I need to improve.

I want to know your opinion. Would you wear this jacket to work?

Ermanno Scervino is taking us back to the nature – colours white, beige, camel, khaki – are predominant in his collection spring summer 2012. As usual I am a big fan of mixing different styles. He created elegant jackets with large-knit cotton woven with cane. The result is spectacular. View a few selected jackets from his collection below. Continue reading →

It is a very fresh pastel proposition for an everyday look from3.1 Phillip Lim Spring Summer collection 2012. Just perfect for the spring time in Sydney :D Pants finished with zips on the sides . White jacket gives a fresh effortless light look. I LOVE the model Caterina Ravaglia and her shiny natural pony tail to the side. Continue reading →

I am not sure if you have been reading the comments about the dresses in the final of the Myer fashions on the field on the Myer facebook Page. These poor ladies were bashed by “real” consumers. Don’t take the risk and before you head to the races have a quick look through the tips on beauty and what to wear. You have to look Chic!


As usual: hats, vintage dress, ‘70s Style – this stay valid every year. But let’s take a look at the details.

Styling Tips:

1. Dress

Length at or below the knee. You really can look sexy without showing off too much. Look at the Louis Vuitton dress to know what I mean.
Vintage style is always a great choice but make sure it is a vintage style and not a 30-years-old dress from your grandmothers closet. Continue reading →