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Favourites Part2…

Lover S/S 11-12

Lover’s return to the runway after 10years was a highly anticipated affair. Sleek lines, crisp tailoring and lots of exquisitely feminine lace – the striking collection was brought to life solely in blood red, white and black. There were many contrasting references – the masculine lines of tuxedo suit separates followed by the delicate French lace. It was alluring, feminine and delicately sexy – the Lover girl has grown to a new polished chic…

Zimmermann S/S 11-12

At Zimmermann feather light dresses floated down the runway with ethereal beauty. Laser cut cotton voile prints in white and leather combined to create a beautiful, natural feeling collection. The white and tan were offset perfectly by floaty prints in soft watermelon and turquoise. Zimmermann is no longer just a swimwear label, this ready-to-wear collection was simply exquisite…

Manning Cartell S/S 11-12

Inspired by the landscape and natural wonders of North Africa, Manning Cartell Spring / Summer 2011 was a modern, elegant take on ‘tribal’ dressing. Earthy desert tones; leather detailing; rope fastenings; Manning Cartell’s pieces consisted of beautifully draped silk dresses and crisp suiting. Abstract digital prints and bold metallic collars added the perfect finishing touches…

Josh Goot S/S 11-12

Presented in an abandoned carpark, Josh Goot’s Spring / Summer 2011 collection played off the desolate surrounds perfectly. Light sculptural dresses, bright colours and digital prints looked impeccably crisp and clean…

What do you think of these collections? xx

Photos from vogue.co.uk / fashionising.com

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Favourites Part1…

A few of my favourites from Rosemount Australian Fashion Wk Spring / Summer 2011 / 12…

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Ellery S/S 11-12

Abstract tailoring and a play on oversized pieces, Ellery’s Spring / Summer 2011 collection drew inspiration from David Hockney’s contemporary artwork. Entitled ‘The Second Marriage’, Ellery fused her signature cool, sexy and quirky aesthetic into modern yet classic pieces. The waists on skirts and dresses were nipped in while shoulders were exaggerated. As one of the hot tickets at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, Ellery’s  front row was the place to be seen. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the bright yellow coat and gown! Two of my absolute favourite looks from the week…

Camilla and Marc S/S 11-12

Taking a far more playful aesthetic than past seasons, Camilla and Marc’s Spring / Summer 2011 collection featured some extraordinarily bright colours and captivating prints. Still maintaining the sharp relaxed tailoring the label is known for, Camilla and Marc also offered some silhouettes with an understated simplicity. These were made fierce with colouring blocking techniques or bold leopard print. The collection also had hints of ‘sporty’, with hot pink neoprene and contrasting white…

Dion Lee S/S 11-12

Having achieved monumental success for such a new label in the last few seasons, the pressure was on for Dion Lee to deliver something impeccable. And he did. ”There’s a focus on silhouette… Micro short shapes transition into cutaway skirts, through to austere, sober shapes.”, said Dion Lee of his Spring / Summer 2011 collection.  Entitled ‘Composure’, the collection maintained Lee’s sharp architectural silhouettes with his strong lines and crisp tailoring. Yet it also felt fresh and new.  Lee also stayed true to his signature colour palette of white, greys, blues, pinks and black…

Alex Perry S/S 11-12

Entitled ‘Cuban Princess’, Alex Perry’s Spring / Summer 2011 collection was a vibrant feast for the eyes. Bright Colours, floral prints and hoop earrings brought the Cuban inspiration to life. There were sequin embellishments and flowing chiffon skirts ready to cut a fierce rumba on a steamy Havana night. And don’t forget exquisite wear – of course the most glamorous evening gowns of RAFW were to be found at Alex Perry! Perry always creates effortless, fairytale, sophistication…

What do you think of these collections? xx

 

Photos from grazia.com.au / breakfastwithaudrey.com.au

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A Fashion Romance

Spotlight On: Romance Was Born

Luxurious, Decedent, Enchanting, Feminine, Fantastical, Showstopping…

Take a peak at one of Cate Blanchett’s favourite labels – Romance Was Born.

Entitled ‘The Oracle’, the Romance Was Born Spring / Summer 2011/12 collection was inspired by the work of 1920’s illustrator, Erte, and ‘The Neverending Story’.

Staging their bold collection at Sydney’s historic Mitchell Library on the eve of Rosemount Australian Fashion Week last Sunday, the front row included a particularly stylish guest, Cate Blanchett (pictured below). Both a fan and friend of Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett’s extraordinary designs (both pictured below), Blanchett recently collaborated with the label for the costumes of an upcoming production of Edward Gant’s ‘Amazing Feats of Loneliness’.

The collection had a glistening Chanel aesthetic to it, with lots of lace and exquisite illustrious pearls. While this collection still captured the label’s whimsical, show stopping pieces; it was also probably their most ‘wearable’ to date.  Starting with embellished jeans, fluid dresses, decedent prints and ballet flats – Romance Was Born quickly went on to feature the extraordinarily eccentric gowns the label is renowned for…  

What do you think of the Romance Was Born Spring 2011 / 12 collection? xx

 

Photos from zimbio.com / harpersbazaar.com.au

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