I Spotted These 5 Major Trends Everywhere in Sydney

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Courtesy of Jonathan Simkhai

Sydney was in the spotlight last week thanks to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, where talented designers showcased their Resort 2019 collections. I had the opportunity to travel to Sydney to see the shows in person, get a sense of the local fashion scene in Australia, and study the trends emerging on the runways.

Some of the highlights from the week included collections from brands that offered a point of view that felt specific to Sydney. Labels like Matteau and Bondi Born showcased their refined, minimal takes on swim and resort-wear that were styled to perfection with details like chain-link necklaces and headscarves. Designers like Christopher Esber and Michael Lo Sordo debuted collections featuring strong eveningwear looks with details like delicate feathers and crisscross silhouettes that I can’t stop thinking about. Other brands including Anna Quan and Double Rainbouu were newer to me but instantly made an impression with their takes on resort-wear.

So what are the most important takeaways from the shows that will influence what the fashion set will be wearing in months ahead? Here are the five trends to know about from the Resort 2019 runways at Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week Australia.

Terra-Cotta Shades

Earthy hues have returned and were spotted on everything from swimwear to matching sets. This is the shade to invest in for your vacation looks.

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Courtesy of Bondi Born

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Courtesy of Matteau

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Courtesy of Bondi Born

Crisscross Silhouettes

Tops and skirts were detailed with wraps and ties that fastened around the waist—and were among the pieces that instantly spread across Instagram.

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Courtesy of Matteau

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Courtesy of Jonathan Simkhai

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Courtesy of Christopher Esber

Flat Sandals

Heels seem to be shrinking each season and the shows in Sydney followed suit. In fact, strappy flat sandals were the shoe of choice that was paired with everything from beachwear to evening dresses.

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Courtesy of Michael Lo Sordo

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Courtesy of Matteau

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Courtesy of Anna Quan

Maxi Lengths

Ankle-grazing skirts and dresses are the silhouettes to work into your wardrobe.

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Courtesy of Christopher Esber

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Courtesy of Lee Mathews

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Courtesy of Ten Pieces

Bucket Hats

The hat trend isn't slowing down, according to designers in Sydney.

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Courtesy of Bassike

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Courtesy of Double Rainbouu

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Courtesy of Hansen & Gretel

This press trip was paid for by IMG. Editor's opinions are her own.