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In partnership with Etihad Airways (who fly to Australia 42 times per week), GRAZIA hit the Carriageworks streets on day three of MBFWA to ask the fashion folk what it is exactly that sets Australian patterns and designs apart from international labels. Is it the way our home-grown designers use colour? Is our southern hemisphere climate a defining influence? Perhaps it’s the crisp fabrics and effortless cuts? Donny Galella asked Patty Huntington, Glynis Traill-Nas, Nicholas Huxley, Jiawa Liu and Carissa Walford their opinions ahead of the Hansen and Gretel and Bec and Bridge shows and the NextGen showcase.

And while you’re at Carriageworks, just like Galella, be sure to stop-over at the Etihad stand. Sign up for the #RunwayToRunway loyalty program (which offers fashion travellers special rate airfares, lounge access, complimentary upgrades, priority boarding and additional checked baggage) and receive a free, personalised leather luggage tag.