MBFWA Day 5: Sydney Fashion Week closes in spectacular style
The Romance continues
The last day of shows for fashion week was certainly not the least, in a flurry of iconic locations and serious flamboyance. The Ten Pieces show kicked off the day at Bondi Icebergs.
The collection by Maurice Terzini and Lucy Hinckfuss was an exercise in monochromatic sportswear-led basics with pops of earthy burnt orange. Like the lines in the emptied pool below, clothes bore solid black (or white) stripes - said to be inspired by influenced by industrial architecture and landscapes. Presenting their show in collaboration with The Woolmark Company, the 10-piece collection featured Merino Wool jersey and knitted Cashwool.
Melbourne-based label Strateas Carlucci kicked off the evening's proceedings with a striking line-up of street-cast models for their Resort 2018 collection entitled Transit. Inspired by the Paris Metro and Chinese artist Ren Hang, looks were characteristically directional and urban, with key pieces benefitting from the designer's clever hand at deconstruction.
By far this year's most anticipated show - as is every year - was Romance Was Born's closing demi-couture presentation. Always guaranteed to be exactingly crafted, overwhelmingly beautiful and completely fantastical, this collection did not disappoint.
Converting the Carriageworks Runway into a sort of magical, time-warped, Studio 54-meets-members only-opium den, intricately made up models appeared from behind mirrored doors to saunter, strut and sometimes swagger down the runway in the designers' classic OTT aesthetic.
Looks swathed in rainbow silk (reminiscent of Danse Serpentine costumes) were set against tinsel-fringed flares, evening slip dresses printed with the work of long-time collaborator, artist Del Kathryn Barton, and made heavy with embellishment that turned the prints into relief works. There was even a unicorn-inspired exit, which drew delighted gasps from the crowd.
Revellers were left whooping and cheering, some welling up with the emotion of it all. The perfect end to another spectacular MBFWA.
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