Sunday, 27 April 2014

Song for the Mute

Song for the Mute kicked off the end of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 with a wave of smoke and hypnotic, bass pumping music. With a special appearance by US rapper Lupe Fiasco who flew in town especially for this event, Song for the Mute delivered a highly rememberable and amazing runway show.

Song for the Mute was the only label on the schedule to show a purely menswear collection, a breathe of fresh air after a womenswear dominated week. Models conjured out of the smoke with slick back hair daubed with a stripe of white paste down the side wearing a colour palette of greys, whites and blacks. Textured funnel-neck jackets in alpaca wool blends and a cocoon coat in pressed, waxed mohair with trousers rolled up to reveal a glimpse of skin were my favourite items to come down the runway. All in all it was a fantastic show and a perfect way to end the week.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Glamour girls at Galanni

Couture label Galanni made its debut appearance at this year's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. With 10 years experience behind the label, designer duo Lenna and Catherine Vasilas certainly didn't disappoint in delivering beautifully intricate, feminine dresses. The dresses revealed a unique exploration of the feminine silhouette through the use of sculpted metal-work, lace, gems and sexy but classy modern cuts that allowed the viewer a glimpse of some skin. With the vibe of old Hollywood glamour filling the collection, the label certainly showed why they are still in the business after so long.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Due North with Bec & Bridge

Backstage goofball Ashton Flutey from Work Agency

I always love a good bohemian, nomadic inspired collection and Bec & Bridge certainly didn't disappoint. For their Spring/Summer 2014/15 collection aptly named "Due North", designers Becky Cooper and Bridget Yorston took the Bec & Bridge girl on a bohemian journey. 

The boho vibe was communicated through chambray fabrics, shredded and hand-woven denim which was finished off with raw hemlines. But the brand still held onto their signature style with their body hugging dresses and white minis that gave the label its girly feel. The colour palette of navy and powder blues, summer whites and blacks certainly provided a serious cool factor and was easy to envision the girls of Bondi rocking these looks out.  

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Underwater pastel world with Karla Spetic

Mega babe Sophia Rambaldini from Chic Management 

For her SS14/15 collection, Karla Spetic showcased a sports-inspired collection at the Eora Pool in Redfern. The wet hair look with pastel pinks and blue wefts complimented the poolside setting, conjuring the notion of the models just coming out of the water.

Opening with crisp white shirt dresses, Karla set the tone for a presentation of classic wardrobe updates. Sheer panels with ruffled detailing, subtle ocean prints, and all white Reebok sneakers ensured that this was a strong and lustful collection. With the clothing being fun and flirty, it was easy to envision the pieces seamlessly fitting into any wardrobe and outfit.

It was a truly standout collection and a great way to end the first day of fashion week. It was also a great choice of an off-site location that really assisted in communicating the brands vision.