Romance Was Born headlined the last day of MBFWA, with a brilliant, colourful presentation inspired by the works of esteemed Australian artist Linda Jackson. Once again bucking the norm and showing why they are the local risk takers when it comes to fashion, the design duo held their “Cooee Couture” show in the stunning interior of the National Gallery of NSW.

“Cooee Couture is not about couture, rather it is Romance Was Born’s shout-out to Jackson’s flamboyant style and a tribute to her groundbreaking fashion label Bush Couture”, explained Romance Was Born designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales.

A strong Australian-theme filtered through the collection with not only local flora and fauna referenced, but there was even a nod to Ned Kelly. Shapes were dynamic and voluminous with multiple dimensions given to garments with layering, textures and vibrant fabrications.

The perfect way to start the final day of MBFWA, Romance Was Born certainly left its mark on what has been a memorable Australian Fashion Week.

Images by Vienna Marie


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Lisa Teh

Lisa Teh is the Editor-in-chief of, one of Australia's top fashion, beauty and lifestyle resources. She has worked on campaigns with brands including David Jones, Myer, Mecca Cosmetica, Simone Perele, Lenovo and L'Oreal. She recently appeared in Couturing's exclusive Australian Fashion Week reality web series, The Frow, alongside top industry names including Toni Maticevski and Maybelline Creative Director Nigel Stanislaus.

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