The Alice McCall show was always going to be a highlight of Australian Fashion Week, even though she’s pregnant, she knows she’s found a niche in the market and how to design for it. The collection was called Welcome to the Dollhouse â€“ which just makes me flash back to the Devil Wears Prada (the book) where one of the characters said it to Andrea on her first day.
Alice used her usual old hand craft embellishments like lace and crochet appliquÃ© and mixed it with modern fabrics for something a little more modern and futuristic than usual. Neon accents were used like most other designers this week, but she did it with accents and trimmings on the clothes and shoes. The collection was full of her signature cute little mini dresses but missing were her usual array of prints. Instead a striped pieces were popular, as well as dresses trimmed with silver glomesh or neon green crochet.
Alice has always been a little bit of a hippy, but it’s good to see that she’s willing to try new things. Dress skirts flowed and draped, with the hemline high. My favourite pieces were probably the dress with glomesh botton and beige straps.
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