Last Tuesday I went to the Showroom Collective, presented by the Wearer's Right at 100 Pound Bend.
The Showroom featured 17 Designers ranging from Menswear, Womenswear and Accessories.
Set in the large space behind the cafe area, the white walls and exposed pipes gives a great New York 'Lofty' feel (aka my ideal future living space). This intimate setting is great to see all of the designers and their collections close up. I spent the afternoon checking out the collections and swooning over pieces soon to be added to my wardrobe.
Take a look below at 3 of my favourite Designers
Take a look at Perth menswear label Zsadar's Spring/Summer 2012/13 Collection entitled 'Mysteries of the Organism'. Designer Shane Newton used the concept of Metamorphosis and Evolution for the collection. The pieces feature a light palette of Grey, Creme, White and Cool Blues. Love love loving the details from the trouser pant legs, raw edges and the great quality silk to bamboo fabrics. Key pieces from his collection are his Linen Trousers (cut with an arc, featuring zips on the back for a clean skinny fit), the Pod Shirt (bamboo/spandex long t-shirt with an asymmetrical cut and pointed pod details at the back) and the Airlie Shirt (one shirt, four collar tips, amazing)
Check out the my collection shots below.
Check out Zsadar Here!
Taking inspiration from structured architecture for her latest collection, Perth designer Daniella Caputi presented her looks with Symmetrical Prints, Laser Cutting and believe it or not Balsa Wood. The collection features Black, Grey, Whites and Orange as her pop colour. Love love loving the balsa wood dresses, they add great texture to the dresses like a beading or fur alternative. It also makes great noise with motion. Have a look at the Kaleidoscopic Brick Building Print bustier and skirt below. They are two of my favourite pieces, the print looks great on curved pieces.
See her collection below
Contra / Asset
Melbourne label Contra / Asset explored the 'negative space' in their Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Designer Karn Kulla-Ark presented an interesting menswear line experimenting with the combination between classic tailoring and sheer pieces. The looks created still keep the classic male silhouette with alternative fabrics and layering. Highlights from his collection included Sheer T-Shirts and Dress Pants, an Oversized PVC T-Shirt and my favourite his clear PVC Shoes. Being currently hung up over shoes, when I walked into the showroom these babies caught my eye. I can't wait to grab be a pair.
Check out the collection highlights below