Wellington based duo Rachel Easting and Anjali Stewart of fashion brand Twenty-Seven Names are known for portraying romanticism through their collections and this year’s AW16 show was no different. Nestled between shrouds of multicoloured umbrellas, underneath a gentle patter of rain, the models took their turns to present the new twenty-seven names collection.
True to form the clothes consisted of a neutral palette from light grey to navy blue. The favourite of the simple tones was by far the peach colour that also trims their websites pages. The clean cut look of the models’ hair and makeup styling is complimentary to the modest lines found in the Bell skirt and Alice blazer. Simplicity certainly stole the show with basic white tennis shoes on every model making the clothing seem ultra-wearable and more importantly extremely comfortable.
As with most of the Twenty-Seven Names collections, there are pieces that can be seen sporting the collection’s name, this season that’s ‘Still Life’. This is done in the typical statement style branded in peach across the front of the sweater paired with the Sonia Skirt. Though prints were few and far between the one that stood out was the polka dot on the navy Karla Jay shirt, a print that has not been on trend for the past few years and has recently been lost in the sea of plaid and stripes.
The collection as a whole was ergonomically wearable and simply glowing against the dull backdrop of the rainy Auckland sky. It was wonderfully preppy and full of clean cut, androgynous pieces.
Words and pictures by Lindsey Catherine.