Photos: Katherine Lowe
Lover celebrated 10 years in business this evening with a show that was big on flowing volume, pretty lace, dramatic red and innocent white. Add 10 years of campaign imagery, a cool projected video installation and a cast that included Julia Nobis, Myf Shepherd and Louise van de Vorst, and most agreed it was the best outing of the day.
Flannel showed one of my favourite collections of the week last year. This time around, it looked like about six different ranges in one, with no clear tie to hold them all together. One minute it was Boho, the next Juicy Couture velour, then Chinese sleepwear, oversized Inspector Gadget blazers and finally Woodstock-inspired leather strips. That said, the Chinese nightgown (above) and cream knitted dress (below) were two of the most beautiful pieces I saw all day.
Like many other designers here in Sydney, Arnsdorf opened with pristine white, then transitioned into bold colours that included magenta and peppermint green. But the winning piece was a dip-dyed dress (below) that included a built-in shoulder piece that knotted and trailed down the back.