CAMILLA AND MARC to headline Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2018

Sydney – Australian luxury fashionbrand, CAMILLA AND MARC, have been named the ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ designersfor Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) in 2018.

CAMILLA AND MARC willpresent their Resort 2018 collection as the coveted opening show to kick offAustralia’s largest industry-based fashion event.

The ‘Mercedes-Benz PresentsCAMILLA AND MARC’ event on Sunday, May 13 will mark the latest chapter for thebrand that shot to prominence 15 years ago at MBFWA as a ‘New Generation’designer.

Says Camilla Freeman-Topper”We are thrilled to open Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in 2018. It wasour platform to launch the brand in 2003 and we have enjoyed many highlightstogether. It is exciting to reflect on15 years and all the experiences we’ve had”

“It’s a fantastic platformfor young, up-and-coming and established designers to present their collectionsand amplify to a local and a global audience.” adds Marc Freeman

The ‘Mercedes-Benz PresentsCAMILLA AND MARC’ event will kick off a week-long schedule packed withAustralia’s most notable and rising fashion talents. In being named the keynotedesigner, CAMILLA AND MARC join some distinguished alumni that includes DionLee, who was the ‘Mercedes Benz Presents’ designer in 2017, Toni Maticevski in2016, Kym Ellery in 2015 and Carla Zampatti in 2014.

Mercedes-BenzAustralia/Pacific CEO and Managing Director Horst von Sanden said thetransformation of CAMILLA AND MARC once again demonstrates the importance of givingnew and rising talent a platform to be seen.

“From an unknown 15 years,ago to the fashion powerhouse of CAMILLA AND MARC today, this is why thecontinuing support of Mercedes-Benz for the fashion industry matters so much”he said.

“Through design, innovationand technology, the worlds of fashion and automotive have so much in common.For this reason, we have supported the Australian fashion industry for morethan two decades and it gives us great pleasure to provide a platform forfashion talent, here in Australia and all around the world.”

Both Camilla and Marc willpersonally enjoy partnering with Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific. Therelationship with Mercedes Benz is also somewhat nostalgic for both Camilla andMarc on a personal level.

“Our father owned Mercedes-Benz cars when wewere growing up so partnering with this iconic brand brings back many happyfamily memories. Our key message of luxury and tailoring draws a link betweenthe considered detail that goes into designing and manufacturing a Mercedes-Benzvehicle. With a commitment to supporting Australian fashion, we couldn’t thinkof a more perfect partnership” said Marc Freeman

“I welcome CAMILLA AND MARCas the newest member of the Mercedes-Benz family and look forward to the nextchapter in their remarkable success story.” Horst von Sanden

Mercedes-Benz supportsfashion events globally, lending its name to over 50 events during the year inmore than 30 countries.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion WeekAustralia kicks off on May 13 with the ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents event atSydney’s Carriageworks and continues until May 18.

Manager – Public Relationsand Product Communications

Mercedes-Benz Australia /Pacific Pty Ltd

Mobile Telephone: +61 (0)435 777 088

E-mail: jerry.stamoulis@daimler.com

Lifestyle Public Relations

Mercedes-Benz Australia /Pacific Pty Ltd

Mobile Telephone: +61 (0)434 557 416

E-mail: rachel.reed@daimler.com

Public Relations Manager

CAMILLA & MARC

Mobile Telephone: +61 (0) 449025 255

E-mail: nelly.oryan@camillaandmarc.com

About CAMILLA AND MARC

Established in 2003 bysiblings Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman, CAMILLA AND MARC is anindependent, family owned and run, Australian luxury fashion brand. The CAMILLAAND MARC philosophy centres around offering high-end design & constructionwith a simplicity in design that allows the wearer to shine through.

CAMILLA AND MARC believe ingreat design that is transforming, inspiring their customers to live creativelyand richly.

CAMILLA AND MARC have eightCAMILLA AND MARC boutiques throughout Australia, including a successful onlinebusiness, and are available in an esteemed list of global department stores andpremium boutiques in the USA, UK, Europe and Asia.

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