22 April 2015

GINGER / SMART Latitude SS15

Ginger and Smart this season once again showed a strong collection defined by a well grounded narrative. " It's not the a literal lesson but a deeper understanding of the concept of latitude; possibilities of where and who we are, drawing on the collective consciousness of what is beautiful and relevant now" GINGER / SMART

The representation of nature and surroundings was represented by a contemporary colour palette and reinvention of textures like intricate use of lace. Even though the Australian landscape can be harsh at times; yet there was a mix of masculinity and femininity between silhouettes and patterns. From allowing generous amounts of flowing fabric and defined structure in fabrication.

Spread across the collection there was subtle and not so subtle references to cracked rock formations, soft sand texture and delicate fauna. The strongest detailing of the collection was the use of lace; which we saw in so many collections throughout the week. However done in a technical, intricate and creative way to showcase the southern hemispheres desert rose, wattle and seed pods.

The overall sense of the collection was garments that defined the surroundings of the Australian woman and how they feature in it. " Latitude delivers an authentic perspective of where we are; how we feel and how we want to dress" GINGER / SMART

21 April 2015


Jayson Brunsdon was one of the longest participating designers to show over the past 20 years at this years MBFWA.
And he continued his evolution of the label with the inclusion of menswear to the brand. Romanticism, raw glamour and a touch of attitude was reflected in the collection.

There was a mix of softness and bold textures with use of silk organza, tulle, satin, French lace and  and sequinned detailing. The use of the rose was both simplified on white mens tailored shirts and a more textured print on skirts. Ivory, pinks, red and satin, noir black created a chic palette.

The collection is not all about evening dressing with day options like garcon shorts, pencil skirts and stove pipe pants.

"I have always been attracted to romance and classical femininity but this collection celebrates a sense of individuality and self expression towards these ideals." Jayson Brunsdson

A showering of red rose petals that layered the runway created the perfect finale for A ROSE IS A ROSE collection.

14 April 2015



Jamie Ashkar and Tristan Melle have collaborated their talents to create the Ashkar line.
It was a balanced collection between luxe sportswear aesthetic and longer cut garments that could be worn as ready to wear evening. The detailing across the shoulders at the back was important as the front of the garments. There was no shortage of styles to suit different women with elasticated back tops, asymmetrical slip and draped dresses, wrap skirts and wide legged pants. 

13 April 2015

TOME Cruise Pre fall 2015

It was Tome's first Australian fashion week show; having only previously showing at NSFW.  Designers Ryan Lobo and Ramin Martin have developed annaesthic of clean lines and purity of form.
The up coming season draws from a muse, writer Sylvia Plath. And the northern hemisphere pre fall and shirting line.
The collection featured a 50s silhouette. Billowing pants, strong collar details. Which is a reference to their well known shirting designs. pallete was a mix of plums; crisp whites and cream. With the addition of lace and embellishments.