12 April 2014

cameo "Optics"

Behind the lights - Backstage Pass

One of Australia's most successful Ready to Wear labels both here and abroad had it's first Australian Fashion Week runway show. Showcasing their collection titled Optics. Prints and silhouettes that were inspired by the refraction of light were shown on the runway to an upbeat soundtrack. Moving from the prism shape graphics through to holographic prints and neon colours to crisp layering and transparent detailing. Each of the 11 yearly collections have a strong creative theme central to the designs.  Certainly the vibe of the show was youthful yet sophisticated and was emphasised by the strong casting of  models which included Australian Fashion week seasoned veterans Rachel Rutt and Samantha Harris. Cameo's Optics Collection will no doubt become a part of many Australian Girls Summer style as well as continuing  to grow their global ambassadors.

9 April 2014

Michael Lo Sordo SS2014

Michael once again showcased an innovative collection which was inspired by luxury and exotic skins. The recently named BT emerging designer winner displayed an ethereal element and his skilful tailoring which he is renowned for.
Using 3D knitting technology, texture fabrication, raised surfaces and sea snake skin print to create an standout edgy collection.
Models walked through 3D sculptures on the runway by Artist Dion Horstman, the strong geometric shapes playing on the softness of Michael Lo Sordos designs and array of gelati pastels and textures.

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8 April 2014

Romance was Born and Rebecca Baumann: Reflected glory

Every moment in time has some kind of reflection, and the collection reflects this in an artistic exhibition and collaboration between Fashion and Art.

'like the Madonna tee that Luke was wearing the first time we met and hung out at my house party. We embellished the garment in clear sequins and now this piece embodies the creative spirit between the both of us.'
Anna Plunkett, Romance was Born

The collection even though an artistic exhibition is still going to be available for RTW through use of the prints used in the installation designs. Anna and Luke played with both the artistic space and not been constrained by model sizing. Luke explained despite designing collaboratively for an exhibition showcase the design process stayed the same.
Rebecca Baumans is renowned for her distinctive kinetic sculptures, performance and installation. The collaboration between art and fashion was seamless with Baumans use of light and the exploration of reflection, colour and surfaces. Brining a strong relationship between the experience or moment in time of the garment and it's surroundings and space.

Thanks to Gabrielle Wilson from Articulate PR for the opportunity to preview the show at the media call.


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Strateas & Carlucci FRAC/TURE SS 14

Melbourne duo, Strateas & Carlucci, who recently won the Tiffany & Co Designer Award during VAMFF strayed away from the light colours of Summer apart from a selection of white garments. In both men's and women's lines that definitely reflected a Melbourne aesthetic with layering and styling. The silhouettes and cuts of garments reflected the fracture and structure of the design.
The heaviness of some garments a giveaway for the climate they're more suited too. The staggering of female and male models did help with breaking up the heavier darker men's looks. The biker jackets that were included in the show are a favourite amongst followers of Strateas and Carlucci and will drop in August.

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Location:Carriage works

Aurelio Costarella Solaire SS14/15



This season saw a contemporary take on 1920's/30's Parisian silhouettes. The collection was inspired by the work of Photographer Man Ray and the eclectic style of his muses Kiki de Montparnasse, Tamara de Lempika, Nancy Cunard, Lee Miller and Juliete. With the Solaire Collection you can expect a mix of textures and some very vibrant colours.

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