Fashion shows.

A front row view of Paul Smith (gallery)

Paul Smith’s spring 2013 collection had a beautiful richness to it. The silk fabrics, the blocks of luxurious and yet optimistic colour, the bright space of the Granary at Central St Martin’s… The London fashion week show all felt distinctly like a sister event to his menswear show in Paris. Giving you an alternative view to the down-the-line runway, these shots offer a little peek…

Aline Weber runs for it

She was the second model I’d seen running this Paris fashion week. The first was Anna Selezneva leaving Balmain’s fall 2012 showing – Anna ran away from the street style photographers as fast as her immaculately toned legs would carry her. Aline Weber was the second.

Walking on air at Indonesia Fashion Week

The rainbow of kaleidescopic colour brought to Indonesia Fashion Week by Lenny Agustin for her Lennor line wouldn’t have been complete without the equally bold and bright footwear. Despite the cutaway wedges that left models walking partly on air, there were no stumbles – or tumbles – at yesterday’s show.

ZZegna through Dello Russo’s eyes

What is it like to soak up the fashion week atmosphere in Milan? The interesting thing about this question is that the experience is different for everyone. So the more intriguing question might actually be, what is it like to attend a Milan fashion week show when you happen to be Anna Dello Russo? Dello Russo gets to see things that others don’t see. She’d…

The stairs at Dior

Many of the pieces in the Dior Haute Couture SS12 collection were given a modern twist: a hint of skin under sheer fabric, a traditional cut transposed to a non-traditional fabric… but then there were pieces like this one that could have stepped straight out of another time. Ruffles of red extending down a winging staircase make for an eye-catching moment.

Pineda Covalin’s procession of prints

Discounting the view of the sparkling ocean that extended out beyond the walls of the Sandringham Yacht Club – and the idealistic weather conditions – the highlight of Saturday afternoon’s Sailing World Cup Lifestyle Party was the procession of brightly coloured kaftans and frocks that fluttered down the runway. Mexican label Pineda Covalin brought their kaleidoscope of lively prints to Australian shores for the occasion,…
Sailing World Cup Lifestyle Party
Sailing World Cup Lifestyle Party
Sailing World Cup Lifestyle Party
Sailing World Cup Lifestyle Party
Sailing World Cup Lifestyle Party
Sailing World Cup Lifestyle Party
Sailing World Cup Lifestyle Party
Sailing World Cup Lifestyle Party

Rodarte casting call video is surprisingly entertaining

See the words ‘casting call’ in a video title and you expect some fairly inane content of models saying their names, their agencies, and maybe walking back and forth a few times. I know that’s what I was expecting of this Rodarte casting call video. But I was pleasantly surprised, not to mention highly entertained. Who would have thought that asking models some simple questions…

Gucci’s Hard Deco

If there could be a stronger way to cement the return of the ‘roaring’ 1920s fashion than to have it grace the Gucci runway, it doesn’t spring to mind. For spring 2012 Frida Giannini was inspired by “the opulence of the era of hedonism” – and opulence there is. But these pieces are also infused right through with the heat of Gucci glamour, from sharp…

Emporio Armani future snippets

The era-mashing trend continued over at Emporio Armani, whose relaxed futurism seemed to blend the thirties with the nineties. The latter came by way of boxy double-breasted blazers with contrast piping, while the former manifest in relaxed pants and knee-length skits that gave off a Deco vibe. Uniform models in blonde flapper bobbed wigs were like walking mannequins – or robots, if you fancy. Futurist…