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New Zealand label, Zambesi returned to the Australian Fashion Week lineup after a three year hiatus to show a stellar collection that melded unique textiles and textures together. Known for their ability to extend and continue their collections so they flow from one season to another, this S/S collection saw them being inspired by a sense of freedom being tempered with the idea of restraint.
Designers Elisabeth Findlay and Dayne Johnston's really pushed this collection forward with their interesting and diverse choices of fabrics such as taffeta, metallic lurex, lightweight nylon and green plaid. The beauty of the collection however was in the clever detailing in the clothes. There was deconstructed mandarin collars, collarless blazers and swingy silhouettes that really demonstrated the designers skills in tailoring.
My favorite looks were definitely the first 6 all white outfits which perfectly reflected the fashion houses minimalistic aesthetics. These looks delved into clean lines which offered a cool, confident and modern approach to minimalism.