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Nadia Bartel breaks her silence about why her Henne brand was axed from this year’s Australian Fashion Week as she attends show with Rebecca Judd

Nadia Bartel has finally revealed exactly why her Henne brand won’t be included in Australian Fashion Week this year. 

Questions were asked when the Melbourne influencer’s popular womenswear label was omitted from this year’s lineup, despite it being the most popular event on the schedule in 2023.

Nadia finally addressed the confusion on Tuesday while arriving at Machine Hall in Sydney to watch the Michael Le Sordo show.

Speaking to photographers outside, the former footy WAG revealed she’s simply been too busy setting up Henne’s new boutique in Paddington, Sydney, to organise a fashion show. 

‘We’re trying to focus our energy on the store,’ said Nadia, adding: ‘We’re such a small team so we can’t do it all.’ 

Nadia Bartel, 39, (pictured) has finally revealed exactly why her Henne brand won’t be included in Australian Fashion Week this year

She went on to assure fans that Henne would appear at Australian Fashion Week next year. 

Nadia, who was once married to AFL’s Jimmy Bartel, meanwhile dressed to impress as she attended the VIP fashion show alongside Melbourne WAG Rebecca Judd

Showcasing her incredible physique and dark spray tan, Nadia sported a figure-hugging white satin mini dress that featured a racy cut-out above the crotch. 

Speaking to photographers outside the Michael Lo Sordo show on Tuesday, the former footy WAG revealed she's simply been too busy setting up Henne's new boutique in Paddington, Sydney, to organise a fashion show

Speaking to photographers outside the Michael Lo Sordo show on Tuesday, the former footy WAG revealed she’s simply been too busy setting up Henne’s new boutique in Paddington, Sydney, to organise a fashion show

Both Nadia and fellow Melbourne socialite Rebecca Judd, 41, (right) put on leggy displays in cut-out mini dresses as they attended the fashion show at Machine Hall in Sydney

Both Nadia and fellow Melbourne socialite Rebecca Judd, 41, (right) put on leggy displays in cut-out mini dresses as they attended the fashion show at Machine Hall in Sydney

She paired this with white pointy-toed pumps and styled her brunette tresses in loose waves.

Rebecca, 41, put on a similarly leggy display in a tight black mini dress that also featured flesh-baring cut-outs.

Henne first showed at Fashion Week debut in 2022 before returning the following year. 

Earlier this month, Nadia took to Instagram to announce that she is opening a new Henne boutique in Sydney

Earlier this month, Nadia took to Instagram to announce that she is opening a new Henne boutique in Sydney 

The brand is popular among influencers and celebrities, having been worn by the likes of American model Emily Ratajkowski.

Earlier this month, Nadia took to Instagram to announce that she is opening a new Henne boutique in Sydney.

Giving a tour of the premises, which is located in trendy fashion district Paddington, Nadia showed renovations underway at the storefront.

‘If you haven’t heard, we are coming to Sydney @henne_ this is the first look inside,’ she wrote in her caption. 

‘Can’t wait to take you along with the process, let me know what you are interested to see with the build.’

It will be the second physical boutique for Nadia’s fashion label, with another store located in Melbourne‘s Prahran.

In November, Nadia also shared a huge career update, teasing plans for the brand’s global expansion.

‘A few exciting things are coming,’ she told Daily Mail Australia inside The Birdcage at the Melbourne Cup.

‘We’re really busy at the moment… Yeah [we have plans to go global] … We’ve had a few big people wear the brand, which has been so exciting.’

Giving a tour of the premises, which is located in trendy fashion district Paddington, Nadia showed renovations underway at the storefront

Giving a tour of the premises, which is located in trendy fashion district Paddington, Nadia showed renovations underway at the storefront