#1824 Lisa Ho showed a tight, tailored collection of actual clothes at the Art Gallery of NSW

Skye Stracke. Photo: Katherine Lowe

Hats off to Lisa Ho – Australia’s only designer to manage to show an entire range of summer clothing with no visible breasts, plunging-to-the-navel necklines or bikini bottoms/buttock cheeks masquerading as pants. Not to sound jaded-chic or anything, but real-life clothing can be a rare sight on the Sydney catwalks. Ho’s show this morning, held at the spectacular Art Gallery of New South Wales, was a fantastic, tightly edited collection of mannish suits, cool dresses and colour blocked skirt, top and pants separates. Paced superbly, with at least eight girls on the 60 metre-long runway at a time, it was over as quickly as it began. There’s something to be said for a designer who knows how to leave people wanting more. Best show of the week thus far.


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  1. Louise says

    Brilliant. Just brilliant. I don’t care what it takes, I want to get my hands on that black dress! I honestly just wish I saw more women walking around dressed like this – ladylike, sleek, and just the right amount of sexy. Love it. Also love that their are some amazing pieces for the girls who like to (and CAN) dress boyishly (imagine those pants with a soft white mens tee and some chucks) as well as pieces that will suit a curvier shape.

  2. Grant says

    Really interesting colour sense. I’m impressed. And the top model looks like Emily Watson.


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