MBFWA Day 2. The much loved Perth based designer, Aurelio Costarella kicked off Day 2 with some of his signature looks with also a hint of contemporary edge to his collection. His summer 14/15 collection is a contemporary interpretation of classic 1920’s/30’s Parisienne silhouettes. Aurelio Costarella, summed up the collection by stating “It’s inspired by the work of Man Ray and the eclectic style of his muses Kiki de Montparnasse, Tamara de Lempika, Nancy Cunard, Lee Miller and Juliete”. It included a multi textured collection of dresses, suiting and gowns from his usual elegant signature looks to a more contemporary noir feel.
The colour palate and textures ranged from crisp white to shades of flame, orchid, violet, citrus, mint, fuchsia, red, cobalt, turquoise, antique, pewter, gunmetal and black. Fabrications – Silk chiffon, leather, eyelet lace, print, plisse, intricate beading and embroidery in metal, ostrich feather and crystal.
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By Johnny: For an emerging designer, Johnny Schemri certainly has lot of support from the some of the established players in the fashion industry. The ever smiling designer’s, SS14/15 collection at MBFWA was one that certainly shined. A carefully constructed collection, with conceptual appeal, Johnny Schembri has given vigilant consideration to fabric, texture, geometric pattern and graphic prints being the designer’s signature style. It’s all about colour with muted sorbets – white, lavender, calamine pink; bold primary colours – bright tangerines, sky blue, grass green; and reflective metallics.
STRATEAS CARLUCCI (Tiffany & Co National Designer Award Winner) made their debut at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week showcasing their trans-seasonal range, a subtle blend of minimalist elegance & sophistication. With most designers show casing their SS14/14 lines, it seemed this label understands the benefits of a transseasonal range and have decided to innovate by choosing neither season to showcase at MBFWA. Capturing an ageless modern elegance with an artsy touch, the range did perhaps look more on the trans-seasonal AW side with longer sleeves and even a knitwear piece included. Regardless, the collection was highly impressive, it was clear there was a strong understanding of a commercial customer without compromising on elegance and timeless design for that ageless customer.
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