I was lucky enough to head to Adelaide Fashion Revolution’s exciting September Collection last week! The night showcased diverse collections from emerging SA designers Revolution the Label, Tanouk, Chelsea Eve. and GretaKate – and it’s safe to say SA fashion is in safe hands for the years to come. There was everything from urban basics to 90s-inspired satin bombers, all accompanied by fantastic makeup artistry. A fabulous night, and I can’t wait until next year’s event!
Adelaide was treated to a stellar line-up of some of SA’s most talented emerging designers on Thursday night, at Adelaide Fashion Revolution‘s sold out showcase, the September Collection.
The Loft Wine Bar, which is quickly becoming one of the city’s favourite boutique haunts, was transformed into a circular runway by Atmosphere Events, giving guests a stunning 360 degree view of each garment.
All proceeds went to the Royal Society for the Blind, so as well as raising funds for a fantastic cause, the September Collection also meant we got some cameos from gorgeous Labradors (which unfortunately didn’t come in the gift bags, as was rumoured!)
X-Factor contestant NOA kicked off the show with an impressive performance and tight choreography, setting the tone for the edgy collection from Revolution the Label.
Designer Ben Conroy delivered avant-garde streetwear basics for men and women, described as having a neo-grunge vibe but with an urban cult tone. Models stood in an almost intimidating cluster at the head of the room, each painted with a striking black strip across the eyes (a look expertly executed by our own Beauty Buzz columnist, Anthony Adams – you can see how to channel the look here.) This bold take on beauty fit the theme of resistance perfectly. With a strong aesthetic and perfect cut, the monochrome basics of ‘E M E R G E N C E’ are instantly classic but simultaneously daring. Wear them to your next revolution.
Greta Rumsby sure knows how to dress a lady. Designs from Greta Kate consistently deliver flattering cuts and flawless silhouettes, and the frocks on show certainly lived up to the label’s reputation. As well as some fun ’60s spots and a breathtaking bridal number, there were sequins, diamantes and floral embellishments adorning flowing gowns and cocktail dresses; each radiated pure glamour and confidence. The timeless designs were paired with another classic – the perfect red lip – while crown-like braids sat atop each head, cementing the notion that these designs are fit for a princess.
Chelsea Eve launched her Spring/Summer ’13/14 collection ‘She’s a Dreamer’, which definitely lived up to its name. Designer Chelsea Templeton delivered darling two piece sets in a range of florals, romantic silk kimonos and sweet silky playsuits, to truly enchanting effect. And with a palette of dusty rose, whimsical white and the occasional splash of cobalt, the collection makes us want to frolick with our pals through fields of flowers and little-known streets while the sun plays on the horizon. The pastel lips sported by the lovely ladies also deserve a mention, with shades like lilac and pale blue bang on for Spring.
A little bit ’90s, a little bit sporty and a whole lot of damn cool, a gutsy collection from Tanouk rounded out the evening. Mesh inserts and overlays were strong throughout, paired with two-tone fabrics in orange, cobalt and olive by the label’s mastermind, Nikeisha Coulter. The nostalgic cuts had us yearning for the days of the Spice Girls and slap bands, with models wowing in matching crops and shorts, flattering high necks and bold bombers.
With such diverse aesthetics on show, look out for these local designers causing a fashion revolution in the near future!
Pictures: Phebe Rendulic Photography/ theurbansilhouette.com.
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Published at The Urban Silhouette.