We love a show that’s a little different from usual, and Jayson Brunsdon’s ‘The Lady Is A Tramp’ at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia was exactly the kind of avant garde that fashion loves. The show took place on what felt more like the set of a play from the 1950s, with the models dolled up to match. With the models skin appearing dewy and glossy, we felt as though we had just stepped in to a break mid-production in a play.
While the dramatic nature of the clothes, with black, blood-red and silver dominating, felt perhaps more suited to a winter show, the collection was beautiful nonetheless. Lace gloves and fans served as the perfect accessories for the elegant silk dresses, lace blouses and crisp blazers. Jayson Brunsdon certainly has a flair for the dramatic! We saw embellishments pop up in the form of a fitted, beaded silver dress with delicate straps, and another key look was a leopard print cap sleeved dress. With makeup by MAC cosmetics, the look was daring and a little bit sexy, with bold red lips the focal point on an otherwise natural face.
Admittedly we felt as though the collection was gearing us up for cold nights out at the opera, as opposed to a warm summer ahead, the collection was presented in such a beautifully unique manner that we still walked away satisfied.
Photo Gallery: Jayson Brunsdon Spring/Summer 2012-13
Photos by Mark Thompson