Miss Unkon’s girl may have grown up a little, according to designer Courtney Meyer, but she’s still ultimately feminine. The Australian fashion week (MBFWA) show started off pretty and youthful, dresses girlishly short and A-line from the waist. But it wasn’t until the appearence of sheer skirts with embroidered details, stitched onto bodiced dresses, that you really sat up and took notice. The sophistication was in the soft detailing, the spring appeal in the layers of sheer over opaque.
The thing about Miss Unkon’s new level of sophisticated femininity is that the metal armbands, knotted up hair and smokey eyes rooted them in a cool girl toughness. The feminine-tough mix might seem a cliche but Unkon’s take was particularly of note for its strong play on feminine colours and fabrics to which only the most subtle tough edge was applied.
You can see all of the Miss Unkon spring / summer 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 Allan James Barger