MBFWA saw many talented designers hit the runway with their Spring/Summer collections. Camilla Franks was one of them and was certainly a favourite of mine. The collection ‘Pachamama’ was entrancing, whimsical and flirty. The show was classic Camilla; Boho chic, gypsy wanderer, desert nomad. From its ornate, gypsy like setting boasting a fire pit and desert cacti, to the intricate detail on the designs, the runway was certainly original.
It’s hard to believe that a sans-style man could influence a whole crop of fashion designers, but then again we are talking about James ‘King of the Universe’ Cameron. Since the release of Avatar, the world of Pandora has become a popular muse for designers who aren’t afraid of a little colour palette experimentation. So it’s no surprise that the latest collection from Sydney label Camilla, reveals an awe-inspiring ensemble of kaftans and thigh-exposing playsuits that are out of this world. Camilla brings the vibrancy of this fictional planet to life by pairing extravagant silk prints with shattered-crystal necklines. It looks like we’re in for a colourful summer.