I was lucky enough to have a few friends at last night’s show…form Kelly the hair whisperer doing the Dogstar hair styling to Lucia the style queen of Brisbane who is a judge at this year’s Broadway on the mall “it” Girl and “It” Boy so you can imagine my excitement when I ran into them in between shows.
Brisbane Loves Dogstar!
As soon as the first model steeped into the runway the crowd burst into a clap and it’s so good to see that the label still has such strong following but its doesn’t surprise me at all. After all Dogstar is an Art-Form. From the hair – by the fantastic hair whisperer Kelly to the shoes absolutely everything was created with at most details (I can’t really say the same about many of today’s’ Brisbane designers). Dogstar 2010 range promisees a variety of their signature layers of intricate materials in shades of black purple and earthy colours. Looking at this yea’s range made me want to pull out my vintage Dogstar out of the cupboard for the next event.
Before the show -I wasn’t quite familiar with his work but I was so impressed with Daniel’s Greek God like beauties. From baby dolls dresses to full length Baba- Boom numbers that included all the things that glitter at night details together with their ruby red lips. Love-Love-LOVE!
I saw Mother Maria at last year’s show and can’t remember much. I am so happy to be able to post some pictures and talk about this little gem of a designer. The collection translated in peaces reflecting her love for vintage fabrics and bold colours and they were a highlight for me in this year’s show. (I also think they have a brand new follower in Chantal as her eye’s lid up with excitement during her show)
It’s so good to see that other “Project Runway” contestants are doing so well. With a super cool urban folk feel to his collection Bret’s did us proud.
Showing like this make me think how lucky we are to have something for absolutely everyone here in Brisbane. Her love for Japanese fabrics and quirky touch is still very much part of each item created for this season’s collection.
Pistols at Dawn
I was lucky enough to see their work at last year’s Branch Out Exhibition http://www.streetandgarden.com/articles/branch-out so I knew I would be impressed with their latest collection. From the men vest to men summer scarfs together with what I believe the most innovative thing yet, wrap up sandals for the weekend folk. A true stand out!
So, Alex from Derlot www.derlot.com was sporting the bright yellow scarf that Kyah gave him and it was very similar to the ones displayed at the show and I now wonder if he will also be waring the men sandals…I will keep you posted on this…
La La Luxe
This was the WOW factor for me- put a pastel romantic frock together with leather whip and I am there. The collection was made out of outfits one would wear to your first perfect date. Lots of pink and pastels colours paired with bold accessories and lady danger red lips. It was love at first sight!
Vanja from http://www.vanjacanzek.com and I later attended the Fashion after hour talks are featuring some pretty interesting characters talking about eccentricity and creative thinking. The panellist included: Thea Basilou, owner of Blonde Venus, Alison Kubler, freelance curator & writer, Meghan Carlsen, filmmaker, Clare Press, writer and designer: Mrs Press who told me I didn’t look like I have a 12 yrl old son- I guess she is right because Jorge is actually 16!