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Fashion Week Favourites with Kate Gaskin - Lisa Ho, Bec and Bridge, Ellery and Alice McCall

16th May, 2012
Jenny Butler
Wednesday 16th May 2012

Another amazing day at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with Kate Gaskin! We're off to 4 runway shows, all of which are outstandingly beautiful and exciting. It's so fantastic to have a pro to take us through Fashion Week, thanks so much Kate! -Jenny x

Inside the Art Gallery of NSW before Lisa Ho's runway show

I have always had a soft spot for Lisa Ho's collections ever since I worked in one of her stores during uni days, so I was excited to see what she had in store for us. This was the third year running Ho had shown her collection at the Art Gallery of NSW, an incredible space and the perfect backdrop to compliment her aesthetic and design style.

Undoubtedly one of the biggest trends for Spring Summer is 'Prints'- florals, geometric, spots, stripes, mirror-prints, scarf prints and the list goes on! They were certainly in abundance in this collection, along with strong block-colured brights in floor sweeping gowns and day dresses.

Lisa Ho at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Photos by Lucas Dawson.

Another collection from day three that featured print quite heavily throughout was that of Bec and Bridge. With a breathtaking backdrop consisting of a 'vertical garden' (a huge wall covered in tropical greenery and white flowers), the show featured lots of feminine floral prints, stronger geometric prints and fresh white dresses and knitwear. The girls limbs were all glistened up and hair had that "just got out the pool" look to strongly infer a sense of summer.

Bec and Bridge at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Photos by Lucas Dawson.

Another one of my favourite shows for the week was Ellery. I had high expectations as she has come to really raise the bar in the last couple of years, and I wasn't disappointed.

I dropped by the next day after the show for a closer look at the collection and was even more more blown away by it's beauty- the cuts, colour and fabrication all of the high standard Ellery has become known for.

My favourite pieces included a white long sleeve smock top with oversized shoulder detailing, a transparent sparkly red dress, and a jewel-green draped gown.

Ellery at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Photos by Lucas Dawson.

Alice McCall also presented a very considered and stylised collection aptly titled 'Babooshka.' Inspired by 'Budapest’s famous antiquated stain glass windows and Hungarian folk art,' the collection had a very old fashioned, hand-made/crafted feel about it, with many of the garments finished with needlepoint embroidered detailing and intricate bead work. Attention to detail was important, and the well executed hair and make-up look really completed the doll-like appearance of the girls.

Alice McCall at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Photos by Lucas Dawson.

- Kate x

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