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Basket-weave hair & bronze skin at Christopher Esber

Braids and dewy skin are having a moment in the world of beauty. Or perhaps, it might be more legitimate to say that they have had a moment at 2012 showing at Australian fashion week (MBFWA) this year. You might benefit if you add another page to your inspiration diary for coping with summer’s heat with the hair and make-up look from Christopher Esber’s show.…

Akira’s living flowers

Mixing oriental prints with voluminous textured accessories, Akira’s Australian fashion week (MBFWA) presentation turned models into a colourful garden of anthropomorphic flowers, sea-creatures and birds.

Collisions at Carl Kapp

The pre-recorded roar of a motorbike sent vibrations through the tent floor before the escalating revs exploded into an auditory crash. Collision was the name of Carl Kapp’s spring 2012 / 2013 collection, though a collision of what the show’s limited notes made no mention. One could only assume it was the recurrent theme of contrasts – soft and hard, structure and fluidity, feminine and…

Menswear with an edge at Zsadar

To the Australian fashion week (MBFWA) menswear collective, Zsadar brought asymmetry and curved hemlines that mimicked the trends on the women’s runways, reinterpreted to give men’s basic pieces a unique boost. These neatly toed the line between wearable and interesting, all executed in a palette of neutral and organic hues that kept the spotlight on the little twists and details.