SYDNEY [6 April 2016] This May, one of Sydney’s newest boutique design hotels, The Old Clare, will host the most influential fashion personalities from around the world during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA). From 15 May until 20 May 2016 The Old Clare Hotel will exclusively operate as MBFWA Head Quarters.

The global event hosted in Sydney each year will return to Carriageworks in 2016, located minutes away from The Old Clare Hotel, which is situated in the cultural heartbeat of Chippendale’s Kensington Street Precinct. As part of the new collaboration between the two institutions, The Old Clare Hotel will offer international and local guests a thriving cultural playground and authentic urban experience throughout the week, hosting after parties, designer presentations and the best street style spotting on @FashionWeekAus @TheOldClare and #MBFWA.

The Old Clare Hotel is the culmination of two iconic heritage-listed buildings – the former Clare Hotel pub and the Carlton & United Breweries Administration Building, which have been carefully adjoined by a glass link-way under the engineered expertise of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects. Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects, known for their work with existing structures, also designed the nearby Carriageworks home to more than 55 shows during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.

For the fashion foodies, Kensington Street Social, the one-hundred-seat all-day venue from long-term Unlisted Collection: partner Jason Atherton will offer pre-fashion show breakfast daily from 7.30am. Kensington Street Social will also be the place to be seen for lunch, dinner and cocktails of an evening.

Also located in Kensington Street laneway is Automata, Clayton Wells’ first solo restaurant, serving a constantly changing five-course menu, whilst Silvereye, situated on level two of the hotel is by former Noma chef, Sam Miller offers two tasting menus for a relaxed fine dining option.

The Old Clare Hotel is created, owned and operated by Unlisted Collection; the umbrella brand that comprises high quality boutique hotel properties and restaurants in Singapore, London, Shanghai, and now Sydney.


The complete MBFWA Official Schedule can be viewed at

Press and industry registrations are now open via

Follow Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia on @FASHIONWEEKAUS, #MBFWA & #MBFWE

The Old Clare Hotel Press Enquiries:

Nicole Craig


+61 2 9358 0600

MBFWA Press Enquiries:

Anastasia Rose

NAC Media Group

+61 2 9357 3600

Nikki Andrews

NAC Media Group

+61 2 9357 3600


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