As the cold winds of winter finally gave way to the gentle caress of spring, we at OnceWas knew it was time for something special.
From flowing dresses that captured the essence of Mayan craftsmanship to sharply tailored pieces in earthy tones, our collection left everyone in awe. Our guests were transported to a world of intricate patterns, vivid colours, and timeless elegance.
Our Spring '23 collection, Mystic Mayan, was inspired by the fascinating ancient Central American civilization and the vibrant culture of the contemporary regions of southeastern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. Drawing inspiration from the bold prints and earthy tones that define this rich heritage, Mystic Mayan seamlessly blends tradition with modernity, offering a unique fashion experience that transcends time.
The event was hosted by award-winning television presenter and journalist, Emma Vosti, who lent her charisma and style as our host for the event. Her captivating presence set the stage for a memorable luncheon. But what truly made our event special was the gathering of our loyal celebrities and influential supporters.
Guests were treated to view all capsules from the Spring range followed by a delectable luncheon, highlighting the best of local cuisine. The delicious food and wine, combined with the picturesque setting, added an extra layer of delight to the event.
Our Spring '23 Launch Event was more than just a launch; it was a celebration of our commitment to inclusivity. We heard your requests loud and clear! We were absolutely thrilled to share that we are expanding our range to include selected styles in Size 6 (Aus 18/20). This expansion is a testament to our ongoing dedication to catering to a multitude body types and designing pieces that help make women feel comfortable, confident, unique & special. We believe that fashion should be accessible and enjoyable for everyone, and that well designed garments are able to flatter a variety of shapes. This is just one step on our journey towards making that a reality.
Left to right: Jane Scandizzo wearing the Aztec Cotton Silk Top & Tulum Tencel Press Stud Jogger, close-up detail of the Tulum Tencel Press Stud Jogger, Amanda Morely wearing the Granada Linen Viscose Blazer & Tulum Tencel Press Stud Jogger, Adi Cass wearing the Harmony Linen Viscose Skirt & Flores Cotton Embroidered Shirt.
Elly P wearing the Flores Cotton Silk Shirt & Jolie Cotton Silk Maxi Skirt, close-up of the Flores Cotton Embroidered Shirt & Antigua Cotton Silk Self-Check Maxi Skirt, Belinda Glynn wearing the Antigua Cotton Silk Self-Check Shirt & Antigua Cotton Silk Self-Check Maxi Skirt. Christina Coco wearing the Flores Cotton Embroidered Shirt & Antigua Cotton Silk Self-Check Maxi Skirt.
Left to right: Hannah McKimm wearing the Tulum Cotton Silk Shirt & Panama Linen Viscose Wide Leg Pant, close-up of the Panama Linen Viscose Maxi Dress, close-up of the Tulum Cotton Silk Shirt & Panama Linen Viscose Wide Leg Pant, Jen Juthamat wearing the Panama Linen Viscose Maxi Dress.
PR: OneTwo Agency
Floral: Piper & Posie
Location: The Terrace @ Melbourne Botanical Gardens
Tableware: Linen House, Krof Co
Photographer: Dan Castano