So it may have officially kicked off with Lisa Ho at 9am, but Ginger & Smart were my first show of the day – they have a way of pairing print with beautiful cuts and shapes that just flatter a woman’s body. Their spring/summer 2010-2011 collection at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week was no different. Titled The Trancendent, it was all about the fourth state of conciousness which lies beyond waking, dreaming and sleeping.
And it was. The colour palette was an array of muted beige’s, olive’s and mushroom tones with splashes of line art prints brightening up the looks. As usual what caught our eye were the draped high-wasited trousers and fabulous jumpsuits that even I would consider wearing. Looks were cinched in all the right places by cleaver drapery and knotted detailing, with texture playing a role in several looks through frayed and pleated detailing.
We loved the addition of Ginger & Smart accessories on the runway with sharp shoes, leather wrist scarves and bags that could hold everything, including your kitchen sink. This may go down as a collection I must own. Well maybe one of two pieces.
It was a slightly more grown up and sophisticated collection, it was the kind of relaxed chic that Sydney-siders are known for and translatered into the sleek hair styles by ghd (of course) and clean make up by MAC.