A draping, body-hugging number in hot red would, at one time or another, have been far from what you’d expect from Australian boutique Feathers. Yet there it was, opening their fall 2011 collection launch, sexy and slinky as ever yet still with an elegantly knee-length hem. Feathers, in my mind at least, was always a more formal, mature (for want of a better term) brand, but a younger revamp was last night more than apparent. Following the red number were winter outfits with boho hints: fur gilets and maxi skirts, and a healthy dose of leather. Some Australian model favourites – the likes of Kate Peck, Iskra Galic, and Chelsea Scanlan amoung them – effortlessly modelled the pieces in matching white wigs, no doubt enjoying the calm before the VAMFF (Melbourne fashion festival) storm.
For more pictures from the launch, including both social and runway photos, click on the gallery below.