What better way to celebrate the release of our favourite luxury designers’ Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear collections than with a few fashion illustrations?
From Chanel’s breath-taking set design (with Karl Lagerfield transforming the Grand Palais into a living, breathing forest) to Alessandro Michele’s surreal, clinical vision for Gucci’s runway as an eerie laboratory, our imaginations were constantly challenged.
If converting a fashion runway into an intricate story complete with immersive sets and spectral invitations (I’m looking at Michele’s ticking bomb) is the magic of now, then surely it’s the duty of attendees and the media to respond with equally creative measures, if only to prolong those last few sparks of excitement.
I’ve rounded up a handful of personal highlights from the Autumn collections and given them a splash of watercolour. First up, my all-time favourite maison de mode: Christian Dior.
Maria Grazia Chiuri focused her 2018 fall ready-to-wear collection on the theme of student protest, drawing inspiration from ’60s, the same year Dior released its first ready-to-wear line. The set this year was covered in reproduced magazine covers and protest art of the 1960s, relevance lying in the current student protests against American politicians in the wake of several school shootings. According to Nicole Phelps at Vogue Runway, “Chiuri took up the clothes of the late ’60s—the crochets, the embroideries, the patchworks—and filtered them through Dior’s luxury lens.”
“A show for the warriors of love, the ragtag-hearted heroes, the beautiful, the brave, the healed and the crushed,” Emma Dean smiled at the audience spread before her in an array of beanbags. Most comfortable show ever? I’ll vouch for that.
Continue reading “Emma Dean: the Broken, Romantic Unicorn”
Every photograph posted on this blog is the phenomenal result of a Canon 550d camera. Recently, the clarity and blur on my lens had been out of whack, so I’ve turned to my canary yellow Instax mini polaroid to fulfil all of my shooting desires. There’s something a little bit sacred and heartwarming about polaroids: every shot is purposefully selected based on the aesthetics of the environment, the golden feeling in the moment or the significance of the event.
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It’s time to put your hands on your hips and pull your knees in tight, because the Rocky Horror Show hits Brisbane in January. Richard O’Brien’s non-stop party musical is frothing with timeless classics and cheeky moments bound to have audiences pelvic thrusting in the aisles.
Continue reading “Interview: McLachlan on Rocky”
Throw on your ruby slippers and click your heels three times, because the premier of The Wizard of Oz is arriving in Brisbane this November.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s London Palladium production has pulled together Australia’s most beloved musical theatre stars to bring life to this magical classic. Anthony Warlow appears as The Wizard and Professor Marvel, with Jemma Rix and Lucy Durack reuniting after their 2011 national tour of Wicked.
Continue reading “Lucy Durack on the Yellow Brick Road”
Sunsoaked swimwear is set to take out Brisbane Fashion Month’s resort runway with their Spring/Summer ‘La Dolce Vita’ collection. The luxury label is the brainchild of designer Kate Davis Steer, who had a vision to create a clothing line that focuses on sun protection without compromising chic style.
Continue reading “Sunsoaked Rules the Runway”
With the arrival of Spring to the Sunshine state comes the first long-anticipated event of Brisbane Fashion Month. National and international designers old and new will showcase their pride and joy (i.e. their clothing lines) to stylish audiences flocking the streets of Brisbane city this October.
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If you ever feel like listening to a refreshing blend of organic and electronic sound attached to a compelling narrative sung in delicate falsetto, then LANKS is the musician for you.
And who exactly is LANKS? The answer: multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer Will Cuming, hailing from Melbourne. His textured EPs and singles layer elements of indie pop with electronic percussion and crisp vocals, each new release promising a quick escape to paradise.
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Six dancers intertwine their limbs in a pulsing clump of bodies. A mesmerised audience watches with breathless fascination, attempting to dissect the contemporary movement and throw their own interpretations of the piece into the mix.
As the dancers thrust their weight onto their shoulders and extend flexed feet, it becomes apparent they might reflect plants swaying in the breeze, or roots twisting beneath soil. This is one moment in Mozart Airborne.
Continue reading “Take Flight with Mozart Airborne”