Furious neighbour storms the show: Security intervene as a man attempts to walk the catwalk at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Furious neighbour storms the show: Security intervene as a man attempts to walk the catwalk at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Photo: Brendan Esposito

A furious neighbour has marred the opening of night of Mercedes Benz fashion week by storming the catwalk as renowned Australian designer Kym Ellery was closing her show. 

As the fashion week veteran wrapped up her 20 minute show inside the industrial hangars of Eveleigh’s Carriageworks, the disgruntled local made his way through the VIP section, passed the media pit and onto the catwalk to confront the designer. 

The techno acoustics had proved too much for the neighbour who had arrived in the middle of one of Australia’s most prestigious catwalk to make a very public noise complaint.

Close call: Security stopped a man from running onto the catwalk as designer Kym Ellery took a bow at the end of the opening night's show.

Close call: Security stopped a man from running onto the catwalk as designer Kym Ellery took a bow at the end of the opening night’s show. Photo: Brendan Esposito

He was overheard screaming at security, “you have no respect for the local community, the noise is way too loud, this is a disgrace.” 

Ellery spotted the man at the end of the glitter filled runway and moved swiftly to avoid making contact. 

A security guard later said the man was very upset.

The show must go on: models make their final turn during Kym Ellery's Carriageworks show.

The show must go on: models make their final turn during Kym Ellery’s Carriageworks show. Photo: Brendan Esposito

“We have tried to calm him down. We don’t think he will be any more trouble”.

Ellery’s show was one of the most anticipated runway events of this years fashion week, Australian model Gemma Ward made her return to the catwalk after a ten year hiatus following the death of good friend, Heath Ledger. 

Mercedes Benz fashion week has been contacted for comment. 



Designer Kym Ellery receives applause on the runway at the unveiling of the Ellery collection which launched Australian Fashion Week.Click for more photos

MBFWA – Kym Ellery collection day 1

Australian Fashion Week has kicked off with the Kym Ellery collection taking centre stage. Photo: James Alcock