Australian Fashion Week 2023: Insider reveals why no-name 'influencers' have ... trends now
A fashion insider has revealed why Australian Fashion Week has gone from one of the country's most prestigious events to one that A-list celebs are now avoiding.
For 27 years, fashion leaders and international stars were snapped alongside the runway - but now it's been taken over by reality stars and micro-influencers crowding the shows and the coveted front row.
Top fashionistas were nowhere to be seen on the first two days of the 2023 event, with 'it girl' and front row regular Nadia Fairfax-Wayne, Bondi influencer Elle Ferguson, and celebrity stylist Elliot Garnaut notable no-shows.
Jasmine Stefanovic and sister Jade Yarbrough also found other things to do.
And while the Kardashians, Paris Hilton and Bella Hadid have been seen along the runway in recent years, don't expect them to show up again over the coming days.
Kim and Khloe Kardashian with Lara Bingle at Australian Fashion Week in 2008
'Influencers' and former MAFS contestant Nasser Sultan (yellow shirt) attend the AFW 2023
Fashion influencer Nadia Fairfax-Wayne skipped this year's event
Daily Mail Australia is told that even Barbie actress Margot Robbie won't be making an appearance despite being in Sydney.
On Monday the Gold Coast-raised beauty was photographed at Potts Point eatery, The Butler, with her actor brother Cameron Robbie, producer husband Tom Ackerley and Vogue Australia editor-in-chief Christine Centenera.
Centenera, who is based in the US, did manage to support local fashion with the mum-of-two attending Michael Lo Sordo's Monday night show alongside former editor Edwina McCann.
However, newlywed couple Rita Ora and Taika Waititi, who have never shied away from coordinating outfits at international fashion shows, are yet to drop in to see any local designers despite being in Sydney.
Vogue Australia Editor-in-Chief Christina Centenera (left) alongside former editor Edwina McCann (right) at AFW 2023
Model Jenifer Hawkins - once a staple at the event - was nowhere to be seen amongst the fashion set, while Delta Goodrem has chosen to perform in the Maldives.
The event, which kicked off on Monday, has instead so far