Runway 5 presented by Cosmopolitan Magazine can be described as a tribute to femininity where print mix and colour blocking are still trending very strongly. Beats were laid down by a girl DJ duo which kept the show rocking to an Indie beat, a splash of electronica thrown into the mix set the tone for this colourful tour de force.
More than ever Talulah’s mastery of print detail was demonstrated by clever combinations of jumbo floral with traditional geometrics such as houndstooth and stripes. Stylised zebra print suspended on floaty fabrics was the standout feature which comprised her strongest look when blended with floral. Talulah’s trademark high volume colouration was used to maximum effect with a botanical palette and pops of acid green.
At Finders Keepers the show was threaded together by dream pop inspired sounds of Grimes. A slightly more structured form was the perfect backdrop for their digital ink blot prints, which were used to great effect on bodices and shift shapes. Powerful use of monochrome shifted the focus onto detail and strong silhouette which was beautifully demonstrated by a matt satin drop-waist dress in winter white.
Fluid forms were cleverly interwoven with structured shapes at Wild Horses, which gave this range a feeling of effortless chic and limitless versatility. Organic water colour prints in hues of blue were a master stroke of brilliance when combined with metallic highlights in mesh. The trend for matching separates also made an appearance with a bodice and crop pant ensemble. Open toe heels with lurex socks were the perfect finishing touch on this collection of beautifully crafted pieces.
Rodeo Show’s use of colour was vividly optical and particularly effective when blocked with their detailed floral prints. Ink blues, punchy saffron and winter white were offset to a backdrop of black. Slicked hair and accentuated eye detail combined with close cutting silhouette turned on the sex appeal in this show where skirt lengths were above the knee and the micro mini was brought to the fore. The genius addition of lace added feminine texture and was visually arresting in the form of a show-stopping electric blue lace shift.
The quirky synth-pop beat of Little Dragon’s epic Ritual Union punctuated the show by Keepsake, where the sculptural forms were mixed with fluid shapes. Linea and brocade placement prints were beautifully offset by the architectural outlines of a ruffle or flared hemline, the fit and flare panel dress in matt satin was among the favorites. The ubiquitous winter white and black was given an injection of electric blue and persimmon which will add a formidable punch of colour to the winter months.
This season the Jaggar woman has a hard edge and she’s defined by masculine styling accents. Heavy rock was the perfect setting to a collection of uncomplicated, easy to wear styles that were a showcase of cleverly interwoven textures. The toughness of black leather was juxtaposed with soft knit fabrics to add depth and dexterity to the range, a monochromatic giraffe print in tobacco was explosive contrast to darker colours.
Cameo’s spectacular assortment of luxe fabrics and linear prints were a celebration of all things feminine, sequins dazzled to the rhythm of Kavinsky’s dark and dramatic tones in this epic show finale.
Sculptural draping of fabric was used to great impact to create styles with a unique DNA, origami-like bodices and skirts were combined with traditional tailoring to add an extra dimension. Theatrical feather trims were added to a collarless coat and shift dress for a lavish effect, particularly when mixed with hues of eggshell white and apricot sorbet.