MBFW Sydney was a fashion week filled mostly with womenswear but also a few select menswear shows and pieces. As one might expect in the land down under, swimwear is big was featured randomly during the week for men.

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Aussie swimwear brand We Are Handsome showed a combo of speedos mixed with swim trunks for men, patterned with colorful floral or tropical looks etched with grey, quite representative of their signature style. A surefire way to ring summer the Aussie way (all while most of the world welcomes fall, of course).

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Changing courses from diving to dapper, a few suits from Calibre were also featured during the Red Carpet runway, which showed red-carpet appropriate looks (mainly for women) from a variety of different designers. Calibre’s suits were traditional and well-tailored, perfect for walking an evening red carpet. Or, for most men in the world, for a special date out, wedding etc.

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The suits weren’t particularly trendy, but simply elegant. Isn’t that what you want for evening wear anyway?

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Beach bum by day, red carpet by night, not a bad way to spend your time, Aussies!

Posted by Lori Zaino and photos by Natalie Rap.

Melvin Tanaya and Lyna Ty are the co-designers behind the luxury menswear brand “Song For the Mute”. They’v previously showed at Paris Mens Fashion Week and launched their newest collection this year in Sydney.

Designers of Song For The Mute, Melvin Tanaya and Lyna Ty.

Designers of Song For The Mute, Melvin Tanaya and Lyna Ty.

Heading back to their Australian roots, they chose to show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia this time around. The fall/winter 2014-15 Song for the Mute collection, entitled “GREY” is filled with alpaca/wool blends and also debuts some of their unique paraffin and resin coated fabrics, perfect for protection against blustery fall weather. The designs were dark and practical, with some useful outwear.

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Each model had a streak of white paint running through his hair, giving the collection a warrior feel. This was tied into also sporting white high top shoes.

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Posted by Lori Zaino and photos from the official Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia website.

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Fan of 1960´s British rocker style? Love the the outfits the Strokes, Blondie and the Beatles sported? Want to look like the Rolling Stones? Then Jack London is the menswear shop for you.

Jack London is an Australian boutique inspired by the European mod rocker scene. The attitude and edge of men during this time period, the confidence, and the rock and roll attitude all helped contribute to the Jack London collection of blazers, narrow pants, slim ties and belts, leather jackets, polos, and more.

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Don´t get me wrong, these clothes are not just for hipster youth, everyone can find something here, a coat, an accessory, some shoes, that add a little 1960´s edge to your classic outfit.

You can find Jack London Stores in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth, and also in New Zealand.

The store, of course being a fan of the British Rocker scene, often has giveaways to concerts like the the Artic Monkeys, to win a wardrobe of Jack London Merchandise, a guitar, or even a Vespa to zip around on.

In addition to casual wear and suits, the shop also has a wedding section, which you can shop online or in store, to help you look extra spiffy for an upcoming nuptials you may be attending.

For more information, visit the Jack London Website, or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

All images from the shop´s Facebook Page.

Posted by: Lori


Oxford is an Australian based menswear boutique established in 1978. The shop started in a small suburb of Sydney with the concept of bridging designer retail and an overcrowded middle market of chain shops. They wanted to offer something new that hadn´t been done before.

With their first store being a huge success, 20 stores were later opened in Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane throughout the 1990´s. Now, over 40 store have been opened in Australia and they have recently started selling womenswear as well.

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Oxford Ties and ShirtsOxford focuses on a streamlined and comfortable shopping experience, meaning they put a lot of emphasis on a clear and accomodating store design. The shops are all designed to have a welcoming vibe. The store vision is, look that is individual and aspirational, successfully combining good design, high quality and excellent value.

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You can visit them on Twitter, Facebook, the Oxford Website, and they even have aStyle Blog you can check out to get ideas for shopping and new looks. You can also shop online via their website. And of course, take some advice from their motto below!

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Images from the Oxford Facebook Page.

Posted By: Lori

Spy Henry Lau

Henry Lau is one of Hong Kong´s most popular up and coming designers. His shops, entitled ¨Spy Henry Lau¨ are popping up all over China and his clothes are described as ¨casual street style with sophistication¨.  Lau´s mission is to make the average person feel and look beautiful and trendy with his clothes.

The designs do err on the edge of trendy. Lau likes to take a classic look and add twist to it by using modern fabrics and cool patterns and cuts. For example, below you can see his take on the classic blazer. Shiny fabrics, interesting cuts, and pocket patterns spice up an otherwise traditional look.

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Lau has showed at many international fashion weeks and has also designed for a number of celebrities and performers, such as Hacken Lee, Denise Ho, Leslie Cheung and the late Anita Mui. He has even collaborated with international brands such as DeBeers Diamonds, Nokia and Motorola.

His designs have walked runways at Hong Kong Fashion Week, Australian Fashion Week and Bejiing Fashion Week.

The first Spy Henry Lau shop was opened in 1996 in Hong Kong. Today, shops in Kuwait, Sydney and Dubai now sell his collections and he has a huge store in Bejiing, among several others. The boutiques have both menswear and womenswear.

For more information, or to shop online visit the Spy Henry Lau Website.

Images from the Henry Lau Facebook Page

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