Australian label Thurley has become more or less synonymous with the kinds of intricate embellishment deserving of a night-time affair. These days everything from daywear to shoes and accessories completes the Thurley offering, but it’s still those embroidered dresses and elegant gowns that are the defining pieces. Thurley’s spring / summer 2012 campaign rightly focuses on the most stand-out of those pieces.
The collection takes the name Fading Rainbows, inspired as it was by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s debut novel This Side of Paradise. And if you look closely you’ll see some little 1920s inspirations shining through with the right degree of subtlety. Feathers, fringing, fluid silhouettes… all interpreted in a very on-trend colour palette spanning neon pastels to fuchsia and chartreuse.
David Mandelberg’s campaign imagery captures the mood of the pieces: it’s the beach but not in the glossy, sun-drenched vision of a swim campaign. It’s the seaside at its most calm, colours fading and the sky blurring into the sand. Modelled by Kristel Glyn, you can view the rest of the Thurley spring / summer 2012 campaign imagery by clicking on the thumbnails.