After a week of fabulous fashions on display in Sydney, Australian Fashion Week is officially donezo.
Naturally, when you get a bunch of models, bloggers, influencers, journos and celebs from A to Z list together in one room, shit’s bound to go down.
Here’s all the Australian Fashion Week tea that we’ve copped from the shows.
First up, Jadé Tuncdoruk made her return to the social scene following the many scandals she was embroiled in earlier this year.
In true Jarday form, she also managed to tick people off while attending AFW.
The influencer has been slammed for wearing Louis Vuitton, which is obvs an international designer, despite the fact that Australian Fashion Week is all about supporting local talent.
“Obviously everyone loves a high end label, but at Fashion Week, where it is all about Australian designers, it is pretty average to promote an international brand,” one pissed off local designer told Daily Telegraph’s Confidential.
“She clearly hasn’t read the room.”
You may have noticed from the plethora of pap pics and social media posts that this year’s show was very reality star-heavy.
Everyone from Olivia Frazer to Tamara Djordjevic to bloody Nasser Sultan somehow managed to score invites to the show.
Despite the negative responses to reality stars being invited to attend AFW, former Vogue editor Kirstie Clements said she reckons they deserve to be there as well.
“Everyone has the right to participate and enjoy Fashion Week and that’s not me being woke… that’s the reality,” she told Daily Mail Australia.
“Yes, it’s not as elite as it used to be, but you know what? Fashion is entertainment.
“The audience is just as important as what is on the catwalk and I personally love to see all the different kinds of people in the front row.”
She added, “‘It’s great that they feel that they have the right to participate rather than feeling shut out.
“Fashion can’t afford to be like that anymore, it’s a numbers game and it should be something that is enjoyed by everyone regardless of what their background is.”
Speaking of reality stars, a coupla MAFS brides and grooms caused an absolute ruckus at the shows and are we even surprised?
First up there was serial pest Nasser Sultan who was photographed sitting next to influencer Phoebe Burgess at the Oroton show.
Wondering how a drongo like him scored a seat next to a top notch local influencer? Welp, because he was actually sitting in journo Kate Waterhouse‘s seat.
Daily Mail Australia reported that Burgess “turned her back on Sultan as he repeatedly asked for a photo and tried to start a conversation.”
A sneaky spy told the site that after trying (and failing) to win the influencer over, Sultan “eventually gave up and walked off.”
As everyone was leaving the show, he managed to sneak a quick pic in with Burgess, which he popped up on his Insta (and misspelled her name like the moron he is).
The other MAFS seat-stealer was 2022 villain Olivia Frazer who apparently snuck into the first row after being seated in the second row.
Another onlooker told Daily Mail Australia that Olivia was supposed to have been seated next to them in row #2 at the Bec + Bridge fashion show.
“I noticed Olivia mingling with people in the front row and trying to work out where she was sitting,” the insider said.
“She looked over to the empty seats next to me, pointed and said, ‘Oh, 10 and 11, that’s us’, quite loudly.”
Even though she noticed the error, apparently she picked up a gift bag, popped it under the seat and sat down anyway
“Towards the start of the show, one woman came up to the [front] row and said to the usher she was meant to be sitting there, but there was no room,” the spy added.
“The usher made everyone squish up to fit this woman on the end.”
Not long after, the gal whose seat she apparently stole rocked up and was forced to sit in Olivia’s second row seat.
“The woman next to me was mad,” the spy said.
“She was muttering to herself throughout and getting increasingly frustrated with not being able to get a good video of the runway over the heads of the people in the front row.”
Olivia’s rep confirmed that she did, indeed, sit in the front row, but insisted that “no one complained” about her being there.
“Olivia was chatting with actor and author Suzan Mutesi,” they said.
“When Olivia stood up to leave, Suzan implored her to stay and watch the show with her as they know each other and are good friends. So she stayed.”
Meanwhile feuding ex-MAFS brides Jules Robinson and Mel Lucarelli were “strategically seated on opposites sides of the runway,” according to Daily Mail Australia.
And finally, d’ya feel like shit for not being ~cool~ enough to attend Fashion Week? Don’t.
Last Friday, living legend Abbie Chatfield shared an IG Story from bed in which she exposed how bloody boring the show actually is.
“If you’re feeling sad about all the influencers going to Fashion Week, just know they’re having, like, the most boring, awful small talk with each other while they wait to get a photo in front of that brick wall. Like, just know that,” she said.
Too true, doll. TOO TRUE!
Aaaaaand that’s a wrap on another year of Australian Fashion Week! Seeyas next year.