MSFW Designer Series Show 2

The return of the onesie, significantly less peplum than the MSFW Designer Series Show 1, the inclusion of male models, a tasteful use of print on print and plenty of colour with animal rights activists to boot, the MSFW Designer Series Runway Show 2 was one not to be missed.

With the likes of such names as Arthur Galan AG, Alice Euphemia, Jayson Brunsdon, Above., Carly Hunter, Life with Bird, Manning Cartel, Thurley and YB J’Aime by Yeojin Bae, the runway’s laser and light presentation, which included (yes for the second time in two paragraphs because I’m so excited by the fact) male models, left a lasting impression of additional trends and takes on this season’s commonality.

Accessorised with chunky steel bracers and cuffs on essentially every female, whimsical makeup and a range of footwear that had most ladies sighing with understated exasperation, the colour range employed by Arthur Galan, Alice Euphemia, YB J’Aime, Manning Cartel and Thurley was representative of what has quickly been established as the go to colour pallete for this year’s spring-summer 2012-2013.

Tribal prints reared their head in a range of tasteful clashes as seen throughout Arthur Galan AG, Alice Euphemia and Manning Cartel with Jayson Brunsdon testifying to a return of the leopard print. It extended to the likes of Above. and Carly Hunter, also which attested to the use of some rather jungle-inspired prints on sheer jumpsuits and ensembles. In addition to the unique inclusion of white sheer art smocks with reinforced seams and slight statement pockets on the Above. range, it made for quite a memorable collection.

Throughout beige tones reigned supreme with the likes of AG sticking loyally true to the typical monotochromatic pallete, emulated by Alice Euphemia’s panelled crisp whites and dusty greys with hints of drip-dyed print.

Sheer, sheer everywhere, not a drop to drink. The distinctive use of sheer throughout all collections was notable, easily making way for the balmy and hopefuly spring-summer weather, allowing for glimpses of skin and hints of layering.

Lace tied-in nicely with the unavoidable sheer that paraded itself down the runway. Jayson Brunsdon’s lace and girly collection payed homage to that, alongside the dusty pinks and reds throughout the collection of gowns and dresses.

Floral prints on the collections of YB J’Aime and Manning Cartel left an eerie shimmered glow by the lights of the runway, glazing audience’s eyes over for the remainder of the collection, which was played safe amongst geometric prints and seam contouring.

Thank you to Meagan Harding Photography for her tirelessly amazing runway shots. See her website here.

Arthur Galan AG

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Carly Hunter

Carly Hunter

Carly Hunter

Carly Hunter

Alice Euphemia

Alice Euphemia

Alice Euphemia

Alice Euphemia

I’m in the pink pants…

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