Bianca Spender Created a Powerful & Playful Collection for MBFWA 2018

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Have you noticed how 2018 has been all about putting women at the forefront of everything? (And rightfully so, in our opinion.)

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Australian designer Bianca Spencer has taken this notion and incorporated it into her 2019 Resort collection, ‘Unbiased’.

How so?

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“A hundred years ago, women used their dress as a political statement, abandoning the corset and introducing pants to prove their equality,” the show’s notes begin. It’s the age-old idea that, in order to be equal, women must mimic men’s dress.

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That being said, Bianca Spender‘s collection this year at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia was fearless and feminine.

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The collection featured Spender’s trademark cuts and draping, however, at the heart of the offering was an ode to a woman’s complexity – reflecting the notion that women can be both powerful and playful.

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Tailored suits and shirting were intensified with bold pops of colour, while statement jumpsuits added a fun and dynamic edge.

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Mixing structure with fluidity, her Resort 2019 ‘Unbiased’ collection saw looks that were both sophisticated yet spirited, as an overall result.

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“Here is my unbiased view… As clothing wraps, pulls and floats around the body, femininity is concealed and revealed. Liberation. At once sharp and structured, fluid and flowing, a quiet reinvention is taking place.” – Bianca Spender.

Photo by Karina Illovska.

Photos captured by Khiera Nicole and Karina Illovska for The 5 to 9 Life