GALLERY: Mulholland’s Spring Break at Fashion Week 

NEWCASTLE-raised designer Emma Mulholland will expand her label overseas following her first solo show at Australian Fashion Week.
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Mulholland’s runway show, titled Spring Break and inspired by growing up on the beach in Newcastle, was held at Sydney’s Carriageworks on Thursdaynight.

The show featured plenty of Mulholland’s signature bright colours and took onlookers from the sunny beach to the snowy slopes of Aspen.

‘‘It’s a real clash of 80s summer versus winter,’’ Mulholland said prior to the show.

‘‘There are prints that people will remember from when they were little.’’

The 25-year old was supported by her Redhead-based parents as well as her grandparents at the show.

She joked that her pop was a bit disappointed he had to miss his weekly game of darts for the event.

A recent favourite of pop artists Kayne West and M.I.A, Mulholland’s self titled label is stocked throughout boutiques in Australia as well as in a store in New York.

‘‘The focus this year is to brach out internationally,’’ Mulholland said.

‘‘I want to expand into stores in Japan and London.’’

Mulholland made her fashion week debut in 2011 as part of The Innovators Show featuring four TAFE students. She spent last year picking up stockists and promoting her label before returning.

Her solo show at Australian Fashion Week also featured a new version of her signature bomber jackets.

A model prepares backstage ahead of the show by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model showcases designs on the runway by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model poses backstage ahead of the show by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model poses backstage ahead of the show by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model prepares backstage ahead of the show by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model prepares backstage ahead of the show by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model poses backstage ahead of the show by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model poses backstage ahead of the show by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model poses backstage ahead of the show by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model poses backstage ahead of the show by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model poses backstage ahead of the show by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model poses backstage ahead of the show by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model poses backstage ahead of the show by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model poses backstage ahead of the show by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model poses backstage ahead of the show by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model poses backstage ahead of the show by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model poses backstage ahead of the show by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model prepares backstage ahead of the show by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model showcases designs on the runway by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model showcases designs on the runway by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model showcases designs on the runway by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model showcases designs on the runway by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model showcases designs on the runway by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model showcases designs on the runway by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model showcases designs on the runway by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.

A model showcases designs on the runway by Newcastle raised designer Emma Mulholland during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2013/14 at Carriageworks on Thursday night. Picture Getty Images.