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 runwayClick to Continue!
Rene Vaile decided to brighten things up this morning with a colour blocking look that almost rivalled his girlfriend’s best efforts from earlier in the week. (He tells me she gave him the nod of approval before he walked out the door.) The Vogue Australia backstage photographer’s outfit blended seamlessly with the colour blocking present at the Lisa Ho show – held at 9:00am at the Sydney Art Gallery – so he is literally pre-trend. (It’s the new on-trend, haven’t you heard?) For the record, his trousers and shirt are both old Commes des Garcons – the moral of thatClick to Continue!
Photo: Katherine Lowe Vogue Australia Fashion Editor Meg Gray is a personal hero of mine. Anybody who can rock hot pink hair, year in and year out, and still look fresh is pretty much hands-down awesome. This week she’s been hitting the Prada fairly hard – as seen above – and entertaining me to no end with her vibrant colour blocking. But best of all, she’s the much lovelier other half of expat-Kiwi photographer Rene Vaile. (The perfect woman: good at colour blocking and attracted to New Zealand men.) Holla! I LIKE YOU!Click to Continue!