Being my second yet final day of attending the MBFWA, I was pumped to see what the day had in store for me. The start was amazing with viewing a show put up by the Raffles College of Design and Commerce, showcasing four of their International designers – Winson Tan (NOSNIM – dicotyledon), Crystal Tsoi (in flux.), Akaya Ichikawa (aquintic) and Gabriel Lee (Unstable Beings).
Winson’s Dicotyledon collection featured mirrored prints and shapes that looked like ferns in a jungle or Rorschach inkblots in lovely greens and blues. The silhouettes were very feminine and soft, yet still structured in some way. I loved how simple the lines were only having the designs accentuated from the prints.
Draping, cuts and slashes in mauve, blue and dark beige featured in Crystal Tsoi‘s in flux. collection. Her designs had simple aesthetics but embodied the female form with the soft, flowing fabrics that were used in this collection.
Akaya Ichikawa‘s aquintic Spring Summer 2012/13 collection borrowed the elements of menswear tailoring but transformed it into something more feminine with the folds, and structured construction of some of her pieces. Her designs look almost sculptural, like a work of art.
The final designer, Gabriel Lee’s Unstable Beings collection took my breath away – literally. With soft fabrics, amazing tailoring that were wearable and in colours so soft and demure. I think he will go far if he continues designing pieces that are a combination of bold tailoring in soft feminine fabrics.
After a lot of waiting around, my final show – at 6pm (so you can imagine how much waiting around I did!) by nANA jUDY promised to bring the house down. The Australian label features casual wear in a more edgy, style with super skinny jeans for men and women, short short denim shorts, and sexy see-through sheer shirts. The show opened with the band Amy Meredith playing their hit song Pick Up Your Tricks to pump up the atmosphere. And it sure did! It was a dynamic show with sexy models and designs that were I thought very befitting of the younger generation who would love a bit of punch to their wardrobe. I don’t know which was more exciting for me though, the music, fashion or the star spotting!
The nANA jUDY show was filled with celebrities, and I have a feeling almost the whole cast of Home and Away were there – their target market? And the idiot in me didn’t even get a chance to snap any photos with any of the celebs, even though Layne Beachly was standing right in front of me with her friends while we were queuing up to get in and Dan Ewing was seated right in front of me, two rows ahead! I did however try to do a pap shot of another actor, David Jones Roberts who was seating in the second row on the opposite side. Not much of a shot, but hey I did try!
For the final day, what did this everyday girl wear? The Zara denim blazer made its way back, this time worn with my sheer Target shirt with the Intimo camisole underneath, Gap Always Skinny black jeans and to complete the outfit, my favourite boots Benny from Wittner.