Presenting in a transformed shed in a location outside the main building of Carriageworks, the SS collection from Manning Cartell featured an exciting collection of new fabrics and prints. Above are a snapshot of a few of my favourite looks. In particular, I loved the boxy overcoats with the zip down front shown in peach and off white. If only these pieces came in store for Winter, I can see it working so beautifully with the gloomy weather. You’d be a walking reflector! The cropped tops adorned with jewel fronts were also so beautiful in real life. I also loved the use of sheer mesh for sleeving (if that’s a word at all?) and the sandal heels. Sometimes I’m so drawn into looking at the garments that I forget to notice the shoes. Seeing the SS collection at MBFWA makes me wish I could just skip Winter all together and jump straight into a never-ending loop of Spring then Summer. But don’t we all want that!