Overheard: The Most ‘Fashion Week’ Things we Heard at MBFWA

Because the best pieces appear before the lights go down and the music starts.



“Wait, is her name Nadia or Narnia?”


“I just want the show to start, all the important people are here anyway.”


“Babies are seriously the new front row accessory this year, aren’t they? It almost makes me wish I’d reproduced.”


“That lady’s dog can get into star lounge and I can’t!”


Bondi Bather - Backstage - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2016


“To be honest, I was a bit worried about the standard of fashion week after today’s shows, but this is a lot better.”


“It’s the first show of the day and people can’t even make it on time. Put in a little effort!”


“It would be nice if people would dress up a little for shows, is that guy wearing shorts? It’s actually embarrassing.”


“Hey, can you hold my jacket for a second while I take a few photos?”


“I’ve been on the cover of like 10 magazines and I still only get paid for shows in contra.”


St.George Project NextGen - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2016


“I didn’t realise it until now, but I really need to dress like a Harajuku gothic vampire this winter.”


“What’s that model doing over there? Why do we keep losing the models?”


“How can a show start 40 minutes late when it’s mostly showing underwear?”


“Wow, people are wearing some weird sh*t out there today. I know it’s fashion week, but honestly.”


“I’ve just been following that waiter with the canapés around for the past half hour.”


“I don’t understand how a black suit is supposed to be resort? How am I supposed to write about this stuff? My editor wants kaftans and linen.”


Photography: Flaunter, Getty

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