Once again our fashion photographer and reporter Lei Lei Kung has come up trumps with these fantastic snaps from the Britomart Fashion Sessions from Juliette Hogan, Zambesi, Kate Sylvester , World with Lineage. Read on to find out more!
Juliette Hogan’s AW13 collection saw the injection of bright tangerines among florals and basic black silhouettes. There was a lovely classical autumnal feel to the collection, of crisp leaves under your shoes and that tingle in the air signaling the changing of seasons.
One of my favourite looks from the collection would have to have been the look of the fur coat paired with the sheer sexy number underneath. Although some people may say they hate the pretentiousness of the word “juxtaposition,” I love it. It’s perfect for the impending cooler days and makes layering a breeze.
But the most outstanding number would have to have been the closing look, a stunning tangerine dress with a plunging neckline. Some have said that orange is a colour often associated with road workers, but I beg to differ here. It certainly has the eye catching appeal of hi vis vests, but this number is a statement of elegance.
The entire show was so put together very stylistically, with an awesome soundtrack, made up of Crystal Castles and Foals just to name a few. A great end to Day 1 of the Britomart Fashion Sessions, leaving everyone buzzed for more.
Zambesi always has impeccable taste and an eye for non conformism when it comes to their approach of design. Which is why their AW13 collection is one of my favourites, which I can’t wait to see hit the shelves very soon!
The collection itself is very striking and has the semblance of a futuristic chess game coming to life. It’s very rare for a collection to be able to transform one to another dimension, but I felt that these looks belonged in a parallel world of dark fairy tales and twisted back alleyways. Paired with the styling of dark plum lips (which I love) and slicked back hair, it would not be hard to have believed that we were witnessing beautiful dolls from a different world.
Zambesi Man is probably one of my favourite menswear lines ever- always beautifully tailored, with precision cuts that show no hint of fear. Crisp, sharp lines of coats and suits that reflect the harsh environment of the seasons to come.
Kate Sylvester is a label that I associate with comfort, style and investment pieces. Dresses are always cut to perfection and the quality of fabric means for comfort and endurance of the changing of styles and seasons. This collection named “Shanghai Fox” was by no means any different. The show opened with a beautiful flowing maxi in taupe that moved elegantly down the runway – a transeasonal piece that could be worn in any season with or without layering.
One of my favourites would have to be the red knee high dress, which is so classically feminine. Kate Sylvester always embraces the female form and the classic elegance of a good dress and this is a testimonial to the classic dress, with the injection of the vivid red.
World with Lineage
Lineage kindly supplied the footwear that accompanied World’s AW13 collection. As per usual, the collection was fun, colourful and slightly dark at the same time and aptly named “Boring Gets You Nowhere”. A vivacious clashing of colours and prints were presented down the runway, accompanied with sparkling red lips and smoky eyes. Everything from the fun print of a casual shirt, to the luxurious decadence of a flowing velvet gown was seen. I loved the beanies – it added a casual playfulness which was fun to see with such a high fashion label.
World Man is always fun and a little bit different – not many men would be as daring to wear a full patterned suit from head to toe (as stylishly modeled by one chic man in the front row of the show), but I’m a personal fan of the-more-print-the-better and loved how casual chic the suits were.
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