Manning Cartell SS12/13

Set in a beautiful Darlinghurst church, complete with haze and dreamy lights, Manning Cartell’s SS12/13 was a pleasant surprise of sporty femininity. Get me some of those dresses and knits.

It had come to that point in the day on the first day of Fashion Week when all parties and their high-heeled feet needed a significant pick-me-up. Set in a beautiful Darlinghurst church, complete with haze and dreamy lights, Manning Cartell‘s SS12/13 did just that. Accented by fluoro stripes, cut-outs, shoulders and body-hugging shapes, the girls definitely had the perfect balance between sporty and feminine silhouettes down-pat – MAC‘s understated, fresh make-up was an amazing supporting act.

Clearly, I adored the slightly stiff shell jackets, the drop-back knits and of course, the cut of those beautiful lantern dresses.

Needless to say, the entire room came out of that church feeling elated and ready to shop. Alas, we must wait 6 months. But at least we can dance to 212 until then.

People ask me what was my Fashion Week highlight – this was definitely one of them.




Margaret Zhang is a Chinese-Australian photographer, director, stylist and writer based in New York. Since her digital beginnings in the fashion industry in 2009, Margaret has worked with global brands including Chanel, UNIQLO, Swarovski, YEEZY, Clinique, Lexus, Dior, Gucci, Matches and Louis Vuitton in a wide range of capacities both in front of and behind the camera, while completing her Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws at The University of Sydney.
Though regularly featured in print and digital media as a model and personality alike, Margaret’s pho tography, styling, and creative direction has been employed by the likes of Vogue, L’Officiel, Harper’s BAZAAR, NYLON, Marie Claire, Buro24/7, and ELLE internationally. She has been listed in Forbes Asia’s 30Under30 and TimeOut’s 40Under40 lists, and her work has been recognised as shaping the international fashion industry by the Business of Fashion BoF500 Index, and ELLE Magazine’s Best Digital Influencer of The Year Award.




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