29 May 2016

HAN season one




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This was Han's first collection and buckled the trend of shows at MBFWA by exploring the idea of a non seasonal collection. With garments that are continually sold and constantly developed. Models powered round the runway which was a raw and industrial tunnel created from open wooden beams and hanging fluorescent lights.

The collection had a modern and edgy street appeal with attention to detail. Exaggerated sleeve lengths and extension of fabrics featured throughout the collection.   Relaxed but sleek separates like suit crisp shirting and hoodies mixed with head to toe complete outfits powered around the runway. There was a mix of high shine silk dupin fabrics, denim and leather. The label will have definite appeal to both men and women featuring sustainable wardrobe staples. 

26 May 2016

HOUSE OF CANNON daydreaming Detroit


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One of the most colourful and freshest collections to be shown at this years MBFWA was House of Cannon's collection tittled Daydreaming Detroit. It was designer Annie - Cannon Brooks first time showcasing at Australian Fashion week. 

Inspiration was drawn from the rebirth of the City of Detroit which was affected by the collapse of the motor production industry. It could even be relatable to our very own car manufacturing industry; however we are still going through the uncertain future. 

The collection was mainly print based with a collaboration with artists David T Walker of United Kingdom and Wictor Franco of House of Cannon. The standout was the Speed racer esque graphic. It wasn't just car prints that featured there were images that reflected nature and rebirth.  The grey toned prints featured represented a post apocalyptic time. Some prints were busier than others and provided options for those not taking the plunge with bolder graphics. There was a range of sporty separates; shift dresses and maxi dresses for the women with plenty of volume and movement.

 House of Cannon was also one of the few designers that featured both mens and women's styles with a capsule mens range designed for MBFWA with both jackets and street and sport appeal. 

25 May 2016


T O M E 

Pre Fall Launch

Tome designers Ryan Lobo and Ramin Martin jetted in from the US to showcase their pre fall collection at Australian Fashion week second year in a row. Each season it is part of the design process they pick a female artist as muse to inspire key staples such as trench, camisole dresses or a white shirt. 

This season was a reflection on the Netfix documentary " What Happened, Miss Simone?" and the late entertainer's style and 1960's imagery from several books Detroit 1968 and Malick Sidibe's The Portrait of Mali. References stepped in American historical cultural. 

The runway lighting, or lack of towards the runway entrance, even though added for feeling didn't help much with the viewing. The feeling of the collection was a deep south, cotton workers. A sea of patchwork denim upcycled from preloved jeans, vintage scarf prints and floral prints. Silhouettes played on volume with oversized trench coats and trademark shirting in keeping with TOME's key garments.