Another night of #FASHUN at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, with embellishments, all of the pretty shiny things and some tall, dark and handsome male models in the mix. They must have know I was attending. Live singers, oriental inspired musicians and spectacular lighting told the story of each designers inspiration and muse behind their collection. Designers Arthur Galan, Calibre, Akira and Christine Accessories were by far stand outs.
Captivating melodies of a Japanese Shamisen, hummed in the background of what was an oriental trance. Akira stole the show with her use of eastern draping, intricate beading, embroidery and bold colour palette. Each design was uniquely detailed and perfectly styled to produce well executed aesthetic.
With Ashley Hart showing off Arthur Galan’s designs earlier this week, we were able to get a sneak preview of the geometric prints and intricate details of Galans SS14 collection. A striking aesthetic, the collection features strong silhouettes, embroidery and feminine structures. Galan always produces a stunning collection, earning him the title of one of the most well respected designers in the industry.
Calibre produced yet again another stand out collection for the men this year. The classic European tailored cut is always well received, balancing classic with contemporary perfectly. The use of graphic prints, pastel blue hues and the classic chino, ultimately played to a younger demographic. Though my focus sometimes shifted to the beautiful humans that were wearing the clothes, my attention was definitely on the designs. Most of the time.
Christine Accessories was no doubt a stand out, using textured fabrics, bold prints and vibrant colours in both a resort and couture capacity. Detailed beading with chunky accessories payed homage to the bohemian nomadic wanderer. Playful, fun, sexy and elegant are all qualities articulated within this collection.
Another exciting runway, another exciting fashion week. Next up we check out Street Wear with our two favourite local designers Limedrop and Kuwaii. @MSFW #MSFW for everything spring fashion week.