Fall Ready-to-Wear ’18 in Illustration

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.

gucci-exits-4.jpg

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.”

vines6

Christian Dior 

30572063_1751115424927536_3771797664681689088_o

30441784_1751115544927524_3729954916463017984_o

Tsumori Chisato 

30412643_1751115438260868_1223823859816333312_o

Martin Grant

30412190_1751115458260866_6180512613877678080_o

John Galliano

30415689_1751115468260865_4670323811055304704_o

Christopher Esber

30531380_1751115568260855_8773605316475486208_o

Untitled

Advertisements

Marie Claire Up Late

29242567_1732864726752606_251413079_o

To the people who say “the magazine industry is dying,” please step aside, because Marie Claire just hosted Brisbane’s trendiest night of the year.

The wonderful team behind the fashion magazine ventured up to the sunshine state for an evening of exclusive discounts, must-have giveaways and, above all, the celebration of fashion. Elite shopping district James St transformed into an open runway as everyone dressed in their trendiest get-up… however, nobody’s outfit was complete without a Marie Claire gift bag slung over their arm. The first freebie of the night, the goodie bags contained chocolate bars, fortune cookies, discount codes and best of all, their 2018 April issue featuring Reese Witherspoon.

The second freebie was not so much a giveaway as open platters of bites to eat. I’m sure these snaps can speak for me when I say the platters were hella decadent.

29391150_1732864773419268_451040067_o29391397_1732864750085937_344561985_o

These tiny cakes weren’t the only gorgeous miniatures up for grabs, as The Daily Edited held their own pop-up stall, handing out red and pink heart tags to be personally monogrammed on the spot. (In case you’re wondering, I chose red!) As some women joined the line for TDE winding around the room, others visited MAC cosmetics for glowing makeovers, or asked for skincare advice from the experts at Endota Spa.

29514375_1732864690085943_1588971054_o

It wasn’t only girls enjoying the festivities, however, as Zak stayed glued by my side as I trekked up and down James St. Boyfriend of the year? 100%. Not only did he hold my sparkling water as I perused racks of designer clothes, he also looked extra stylish himself in a vintage Nike polo and RM boots. He was rewarded for his boyfriend dedication with some sugary fairy floss from Camilla’s hippie tent, where you could stick a bindi on your forehead or have your hands tattooed with henna.

As if the night couldn’t get any better, we stumbled across a runway show happening right in the middle of Calexico Boutique, showcasing playful and colourful pieces from their latest collection.

 

After all of this magic and fun, the highlight for me was meeting the lovely Nicky Briger, Marie Claireeditor. Surrounded by beautiful clothes, we chatted about the digital media landscape and our mutual love of fashion journalism, which ultimately led to her hinting at the chance of an internship in their Sydney office. I was one very ecstatic journalism student… fingers crossed!

29242493_1732864716752607_507282397_oUntitled

Sunsoaked Rules the Runway

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”

This is Brisbane Fashion Month

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.
Continue reading “This is Brisbane Fashion Month”