#1221 Camilla and Marc – hot dresses for hot girls

Backstage at Camilla and Marc – photos: Oliver Rose

There’s generally a pretty significant difference between the international super brands and the labels you get down in these parts. It’s a scale thing. But this morning in a serene white room, complete with a glass dome that allowed floods of natural light to pour down, Camilla and Marc showed the next best thing. It was a good looking audience. Ex IMG Managing Director Simon Lock turned up in a charcoal suit and silver tasselled loafers; front of house maestro Miro (he goes by one name a la Madonna) wore a slick black shark-skin suit with a perfectly folded pocket square; and the brand’s PR agent Holly Garber looked like a girl straight off the pages of Jak and Jil in a camel double breasted coat and charcoal woolen trousers.

Then there were the it girls. Two of them, posing for the paps like their lives depended on it. A few metres away stood a rogue photographer leaning against a lighting rig. Bearing a striking resemblance to an 18th century inn keeper, he watched and waited for one false move – a grimace, a nose scratch or a sneeze – to snap for the ‘even celebs look like normal women’ pages.

The show was short and sweet. 29 looks, over and done in less than ten minutes. And it looked good. Expensive, but good. A structured grey leather jacket’s heavy gold hardware jingled down the catwalk while a turqouise/sky blue two toned dress perfectly accentuated a model’s narrow curves. Good looking clothes for good looking girls – the secret to every good Sydney-based designer’s success.


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