romance was born
Like Day 4, Day 5 too showcased a number of fun and yet commercially viable collections, which seem to be a running theme through out the fashion week and it makes sense since there are buyers coming in for business and to look for what will sell, but the designers do need to show what they are capable of instead of belting out tried and tested options .
Ever since I have been in Australia, I have noticed this certain commercial australian aesthetic in fashion. Day 4 had quite a few of these with KITX and C/MEO Collective made their debut with with such sensibility, catering to those masses and identifying with that Australian aesthetic which is chic, minimal and relaxed, something that is very important for designers to showcase to buyers is their retail strengths. However Day 4 was mostly dominated by shows that defied the social conventions as well going down the rebellious route. Subtlety was not their favorite word, where they were armed with quirky fun and statement design pieces. The whole day seemed like a constant battle of sorts between retail vs rebels.. hehe
TEA PARTY AT ROMANCE WAS BORN
Over the years Romance Was Born has gone bold, brazen and unapologetically over the top while retaining the same amount of crazy juxtaposition of element in their retail trickle down lines. However they do sometimes go a bit too OTT leaving it a bit gimmicky and this show had a few of those moments resulting in a few misses Read the rest of this entry »
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 Read the rest of this entry »