Eva Galambos's Fashion Week Wrap

Sydney-based fashion buyer, Eva Galambos, shares her verdict on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia – from her favourite runway shows to the trends she'll be investing in close to home. Here, Galambos's top eight shows

Stripe Tease: above, Eva Galambos, the founder of Parlour X boutique, photographed during Australian Fashion Week  by Dan Roberts for Vogue. (Follow Dan @danrobertsstudio and Eva @parlourx).  

1. Romance Was Born – Wow. Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales are so talented, this was the best show I’ve ever seen from the duo, and I’ve followed their talent from day one. They absolutely deserve every success, and I couldn’t be more proud. What a way to end the week! Best show.

2. Albus Lumen – A delightful and promising start to the week. I imagine big things are happening for Marina Afonina; I loved everything from the unique setting and set styling, to the relaxed and understated pieces on the runway. Kudos. 

3. Christopher Esber – The industry adores Christopher. He is a smart and a humble designer, always pushing himself. I was interested to see him explore new elements this season, a mix between masculine and feminine. My favourite pieces and the styles that work for Parlour X are the signatures he is known for: effortless contemporary tailoring with unique touches.

4. Dion Lee – Dion presented something that was very true to his design aesthetic and DNA, and an idea that is reinforced every collection. The laser-cut styles, technical fabrics and silk satin coloured separates were sophisticated.  

5. Michael Lo Sordo – I was impressed with the overall presentation of the show, it was impactful and great to see the runway full of pink and reds! I really enjoyed this one.

6. Macgraw – Beth and Tessa Magraw kept to their design DNA – cute, fun and playful. I loved seeing smiling faces and hopping models down the runway!

7. St. George, the NextGen show – I am definitely watching Meredith Bullen, she has talent and I’m excited to see what she does next. I was really into the Japanese-Belgium vibe, and her interesting use of denim. 

8. Ten Pieces – The [Bondi Icebergs] location is truly a highlight of the week for all guests; so serene, it's quintessentially Sydney. My highlights were the orange knitwear and relaxed draped separates, which were undeniably cool.

Eva's picks: clockwise from top left: Christopher Esber, Romance Was Born, Michael Lo Sordo, Macgraw, Dion Lee, Ten Pieces, St. George and Albus Lumen.