Wednesday, May 09, 2007

If You Copy It Means You Are Working Without Any Real Feeling..

So it's Australian Fashion Week, and I'm embarassed again. I don't know whether its because of the different hemispheres or because we show later than everyone else, but I always feel as though some Australian designers take other designers ideas and put their own spin on it. There is no originality, no spark. It's nice, it's pretty but whatever.

For example, Jayson Brunsdon did a great collection a couple of years back now inspired by Maria Callas. It was breathtaking. This year collection is full of shiny taffeta, smacks of Prada. And that's all I can think when looking at the collection.

Camilla and Marc, who frankly I love, presented a disappointing collection which again I think, had too much influence from other designers. Australian fashion designers need to realise that designers make the trends, not follow them.
Alex Zabotto-Bentley (quite a name) was both criticised and congratulated for his show designing under his label Fashion Assassin. It seems that old AZB took the whole naughty Lolita thing a bit far, because when some girls bent down to touch their toes in a flirtatious manner (?), the people sitting on the other side saw a whole lot they didn't want to. Those were short shorts.

Probably one of the only designers who I thought, 'Wow, that's rad' after viewing their collection was Ginger and Smart. The patterns, the florals (which are a pattern, but they deserve their own mention) and the colours. Absolutely divine. Hopefully next year it's not so bad.


(?) denotes that I have never heard of touching my toes in a flirtatious manner but I guess it is possible. Oh wait, maybe it was for a big bend and snap. God bless you Legally Blonde.

12 comments:

-ciao bella- said...

those are absolutely amazing dresses that you showed! the black sequined (i think at least) one is absolutely gorgeous! and by the way- what is up with showing so late?

Emma said...

don't be embarasseed, i LOVE the first dress.
bend, and snap!

ashley heaton said...

great post, i don't see a lot of australian fashion but those dresses are very cool!

La Principessa said...

I'm glad I read this--I've never even heard of Ginger and Smart! I like the collection, though. And actually, I'll be the first to admit that I don't know much about Australian designers, but what I know, I like--I've liked most of Sass & Bide's seasons, and I WISH that Lover was more widely available in the US!

Hannah Danger said...

This collection gets a thumbs up from me. fab post!

Touche19 said...

I want to visit/live in Australia!!!!
you know, I'll take either

jayne said...

hmm sorry you don't like it, but i do! ill have to check these out. the last 3 dresses are gorgeous :) i linked you

jayne said...

omfg! you saw motion city! although i don't like them, it's quite funny considering they're from MN and you live in Australia! woah! haha, wow and thanks for the lightening-fast comment!

dusk&summer said...

I really loved the ginger and smart collection too and oh yes god bless legally blond and the bend and snap lol

fashionnerd said...

i've seen pretty much all the collection now... and i can safely say that ginger and smart was my favourite too! along with akira, nevenka and some of the tafe students showed much better collection then the established name...

Bojana said...

Wow, those 3 dresses are fantastic!!
Cool blog btw :D :D

*** MeMiLy EdD *** said...

they are such pretty dresses