Highlights from MBFWA – Steven Khalil

In his 20th year as a fashion designer, Steven Khalil celebrated the milestone by hosting his first ever show at Australian Fashion Week.

Khalil’s namesake label, which counts stars such as Kylie Jenner, Dannii Minogue, Jesinta Campbell, Guiliana Rancic, Sonia Kruger, Paula Abdul and Jessica Mauboy as fans, is known for it’s couture-quality bridal and red-carpet creations that combine classical elements with a contemporary edge.

Needless to say, his Couture Collection Show at MBFWA did not disappoint! Easily one of the most highly-regarded shows of the week, Khalil’s collection was truly stunning.

Whilst the show opened with an ultra-minimal black pants-suit/jumpsuit it only took a second for the more anticipated evening looks to come out. These kicked off via a series of elegant grey and navy gowns that were exactly the “edgy classicism” Khalil is known for.

Image: thefashionspot.com.au

Image: thefashionspot.com.au

Not for the faint-hearted, we witnessed the next look Khalil had in store – a fabulous gold beaded bodysuit teamed with nothing but the most perfectly tailored cropped black jacket and classic black pumps. (Can’t wait to see which celeb wears this!)

Image: http://www.popsugar.com.au/

Image: http://www.popsugar.com.au/

The next highlight for me took the form of the bedazzled body-hugging full, and midi-length skirts that caused the models to wiggle their way down the runway. I also particularly loved the 40’s-esque jacket that Khalil teamed with one of the skirts.

Image: http://www.popsugar.com.au/

Image: http://www.popsugar.com.au/

Khalil then dared to combine navy and black via two spectacular looks: One crystal-encrusted “evening sweater” which topped off a minimally-classic black satin pencil skirt, and a flowing full-skirted black dress with sparkling navy “vest” belted over the top – exquisite!

Images: popsugar.com.au

Images: popsugar.com.au

I practically fainted when a wet-look black beaded evening gown made it’s way down the runway. This design would have been stunning in any colour and any fabric, but in this particular black, I could not get enough! (Note the edgy blue lining.)

Image: popsugar.com.au

Image: popsugar.com.au

A sheer polka dot confection made it’s way down next. A Victoriana-esque full length, full sleeved evening gown that wasn’t without it’s own type of sexiness…

Image: http://www.popsugar.com.au/

Image: http://www.popsugar.com.au/

The three bridal looks which ended the collection were of course, amazing! This set was composed of two ultra-glamourous, somewhat daring bridal gowns and one show-stopping hero gown which left no-one with any doubt as to why Steven Khalil has succeeded through two decades when many others have come and gone. Bravo!

Image: www.stevenkhalil.com

Image: www.stevenkhalil.com

As the bride came down the runway... Image: BWA

As the bride came down the runway… Image: BWA

All looks presented via Steven Khalil's bold finale at MBFWA. Image: popsugar.com.au

Last but not least: All looks presented in Steven Khalil’s bold finale at MBFWA. Image: popsugar.com.au

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9 Comments

  • Reply Xiaxiao Sunday 10th May, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    The wedding dresses look amazing

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Monday 4th May, 2015 at 9:20 am

    what a FIERCE bodysuit!

  • Reply blueruby Saturday 2nd May, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    the last bridal dress is pretty glamourous

  • Reply lovelyloves Tuesday 28th April, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Love some of the evening wear, I wish I have places to wear this to.

  • Reply Whatthe Sunday 26th April, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Some very glam long evening dresses – so swishy – it would be fun to wear those! Beautiful bride dress at the back.

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Monday 20th April, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Love the bridal dresses!

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Tuesday 21st April, 2015 at 8:32 am

      They were super stunning Judi1, thanks for you comment !

  • Reply BellaB Sunday 19th April, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Not sure about these – a bit of a mixed bag. I like the gold bodysuit, but wouldn’t wear it in a fit.

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts - Editor Tuesday 21st April, 2015 at 8:33 am

      He threw a few different looks in there compared to his usual ones, good pick up BellaB..!

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