Our favourite sport luxe looks from MBFWA

Look-at-me hues, sporty-chic silhouettes, neoprene fabrics and sleek backpacks reigned supreme.

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia is over for another year, and it is safe to say the athleisure movement is far from fleeting.

This year was the first in which the event had moved from its traditional Spring/Summer slot in April to become a Resort-focused showcase in May, with a day dedicated solely to swim and activewear brands.

From look-at-me hues, sporty-chic silhouettes, neoprene fabrics to sleek backpacks, sport luxe ruled on (and off) the runways.

Here are five lust-worthy collections that captured our attention:


Duskii are known for their luxe (and super flattering) neoprene swim wear, and their Resort 17 Collection did not disappoint. Think glamorous monochrome two-pieces and plunging one-pieces, with a few pops of colour, complete with single hoop earrings and sporty accessories. We’ll take one of everything, thank you very much!

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2Cynthia Rowley

For Resort 17, the Cynthia Rowley woman is fun, adventurous and not afraid of colour. Models stormed the runaway in ready-to-wear, fitness apparel and her signature surf-friendly wetsuits (with some even toting her brand new surfboards) to the sounds of drumming orchestra, African Beat

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3P.E. Nation

Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning’s first collection at MBFWA most definitely wowed the crowd. Models stood on a raised platform, sporting 90’s inspired colour block track pants, sleek crop tops, tennis skirts, basketball shorts, bomber jackets and swimwear (new to the label). We can’t wait to get our hands on the sexy and sporty range.

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4Aqua Blu

Aqua Blu’s showcase captured the essence of summer, with bold colours, feminine silhouettes and gem-embellishments. One model even rocked a full-length tulle skirt over a one-piece, marking a bold departure from traditional swimwear showings.

5Palm Swimwear

Modern, elegant and extremely wearable, the latest Palm Swimwear collection was a hit with the crowd, and had us dreaming of a sun-drenched Europe sojourn. We loved the neutral colour palette, sexy back details, and stylish prints that could easily transition from beach to bar.

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As one of Australia’s leading fitness models and health bloggers, Bianca Cheah is a picture of glowing wellness. A businesswoman, entrepreneur, brand ambassador and one of the country's most high profile models, Bianca is a force to be reckoned with and is dedicated to sharing her wellness and health philosophy to Australia and the world. With a background in design, media and both the beauty and fitness industries, the Queensland-born beauty has spent the past decade becoming an authority on health, stylish living and wellbeing. Seeing a gap in the market for a stylish health and fitness site, Bianca launched a blog called Sporteluxe in December 2012 and in less than a year transformed it into the country's most innovative and exciting digital publication. Today as founder and Managing Director of Sporteluxe.com, Bianca is not only the face of Sporteluxe but oversees the strategy and direction, is the driving force behind the brand and has built the go-to site for everything luxe health, luxe fitness and luxe living and has now become a mini health empire for those who seek out inspiration daily. The Bianca Cheah empire continues to grow as she embarks on a number of exciting new collaborations, projects and business ventures in the beauty and health spheres.