The fifth day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia featured showcases from TEN PIECES, Mariam.seddiq, Dyspnea, Akira, STRATEAS CARLUCCI, and Romance Was Born.
Ten Pieces’ collection is a collaboration with The Woolmark Company, and explores a diverse range of trans-seasonal unisex looks. The colour palette is muted – black, white, cream, burnt orange – to great effect. The minimalistic streetwear creates a tangible atmosphere of ease and grittiness, utilising urban staples such as sleeveless hoodies, baggy shorts, and drop crotch track pants. Bondi born and bred, the collection is Ten Pieces’ response to the hippy-ease and chic-cleanliness of the Northern and Eastern beaches.
Not one to be ignored, the otherworldly designs of Dyspnea feature holographic horns, sequins, neon, fur, pompoms, tutus, pastels, and every other loud design element you can imagine. They are unabashed in their uniqueness and attitude, and laugh in the face of minimalism and normcore. This collection was a celebration of ethereal dreams and party-girl glamour, and enough to have even the most minimalist dresser dizzy for their creative and brash displays of femininity and dream-like youthfulness.
Delivering an awe-inspiring and dream-inducing finale to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2017, Romance Was Born transported viewers to a decadent party of bedazzling ’20s glamour. Velvet suiting, sequinned cigarettes, harlequin dresses, ruffles upon ruffles upon ruffles, celebrations of the female form – this is the result of another collection from design powerhouse Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett. Channelling their muse for the collection, the exuberant and flamboyant Liberace, the collection is an inspiring meeting of talent, showmanship, and drama. Be still, my beating heart.
Feature Image: Flaunter – Tim Da Rin