Surf's up! Opening Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia on day two was beloved local brand Bec and Bridge, who presented a collection inspired by beach culture spanning SoCal to Sydney.
Palm prints and oversized floral motifs were an obvious nod to surfer-chic style—and one we're totally on board with—while a wetsuit-look topstitched blazer delivered an updated take on the trend.
Bike shorts were also rendered in the scuba fabrication, making it clear that the skin-tight style isn't going anywhere fast. Hot pants took hemlines up a notch and neatly tied into the collection's '70s vibe, though these were offset by boxy blazers, creating the kind of cool proportions that you could imagine the fashion front row sporting in a snap come summer.
A colour palette heavy on rust, mustard and muted green was reminiscent of the throwback era, but after a few playfully printed exits these hues mellowed out to ultra-wearable beiges and creams (street style favourites this season). Not to get too relaxed, the more subtle tailoring was tightly cinched at the waist with oversized leather belts.
The Bec and Bridge classics were there, too. Cut-out dresses and micro minis reigned supreme, with Bambi Northwood-Blyth closing the show in a one-shoulder party frock that was styled with shiny thigh-high boots.
All in all, this is one collection that has you covered at the beach, the bar and beyond!