There was a temptation as Jolet’s models passed by to call out and ask for them to just stop for a minute. That temptation to halt the VAMFF show mid-walk didn’t well up out of any fault of the models, though, but rather from pure curiosity. So detailed did Jolet’s cityscape prints appear that you couldn’t help but want to take a closer look. You could imagine that amongst the tiled rooftops and paved streets in this arial view that you might spot some easter egg detail: a face peering through a window or a little man out walking his dog. I won’t know until I do get the chance to take a microscope to one of Jolet’s dresses, but one imagines that, either way, the same curious response will overwhelm passers by in the street.
The rest of Jolet’s autumn / winter offering leaned to the block coloured side, with minimal leather pieces proving best when as an accompaniment to the busy prints. And, it must be said, the printed pieces were the stand-out.
You can see all of the Jolet autumn (fall) / winter 2012 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Kelly Defina