Mad Love -Romance was Born
Once in a while in a fashion week comes a collection that throws all commercial constraints out the window in their runway presentation, yet their business acumen is so sharp that they know how everything will trickle down in stores with much more wearable option. If you don’t catch attention on the ramp, then where!! Romance was born was that show. I have to admit , that with the brand I had a sort of love-hate relationship one that thrives on design n elements n conversations between the two. Held at Art Gallery of NSW the show was one of those fantasy ones where it is done just right with a big dollop of the brand’s crazy-ness. Fun prints, bright colors and even impressive turns of 3d embroidery made an appearance in the presentation within an array of streamlined and voluminous silhouettes. It was to their credit that the two contrasting shapes meld beautifully within the collection without looking disjointed. With their usual flair for dramatics and theatrical presentation, their presentation might be a lot to take in but was well done and right up their alley. My favorite, the black and white suit made me silently wish for their foray into menswear with their usual quirkyness… I hope they are listening
Hitting the home run -TEN PIECES
When a brand drains the whole ocean-side pool to bring you a polished presentation, you are bound to sit up and take notice just by the sheer scale of the use of setting of the runway. Having the show at Bondi Icebergs pool is no mean feat that the whole presentation went on seamless. Slick and sport were the two words that came to mind when going through the Ten Pieces collection. A slew of white and black basics with hints of punk details and complete with neoprene finishes strolled in as the palpable mood within and outside the pool was seen to be believed. The wetsuit shoes provided a certain restraint and grounding to some oversized n slouched silhouettes. With techno music in the background, the relaxed androgynous collection perfectly offset the natural landscape with its color palette. With such dramatics and such a bang on minimal collection it wouldn’t be wrong to say Ten Pieces owned the fashion week.
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