Monday, 10 September 2007

TV Seriously Smokin' at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

Part city gymnasium, part hopscotch pitch, TV were brandishing a seriously smokin’ starter’s pistol on Wednesday 5th September for the Style Wars show at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week showing with their S/S 07/08 collection, ‘Gridnasium’. TV opened the show (which also featured Alpha60, Claude Maus, Kate Hurst, Freidrich Gray, Material Boy and Romance was Born) with 6 super slick models in red metallic catsuits and cheeky black visors.

This season, designers Ingrid Verner and Monika Tvanek have drawn inspiration from vintage sportswear to have even the most resilient P.E. shirkers leaping hurdles, shooting hoops, and going for gold.

The silhouette is fast and free, with sophisticated yet relaxed all-in-ones and second-skin shapes in racing colours. Striding shorts and classic tennis dresses swing in summer knits and silks beside a revival of dance- and active-wear in leotards, leggings, and bodysuits. The sporting vocabulary teams a friendly Sunday morning hit-and-giggle with the glute-busting determination of a Jane Fonda workout.

Geometric grid patterns traverse bold fields of black, white, and lemon, as a concentrated colour palette plays with assertive cut-out shapes, cap sleeves, box pleats, and spots. The wearability of form-fitting Lycra steps outside the aerobic studio to meet the city-slicking town suit uptown with a swathe of summer knits and fluttering silks. A fanfare of stripes streak across a steady involvement of white, while triumphant splashes of motor-racing crimson will out-lap any competition on the dance floor.

With Gridnasium, TV champion an athletic elegance and self-assured sass. Across the collection, body-conscious panels engineer a structured platform to silken pleats breezily cascading the silhouette like a gently lobbed shuttlecock. Whether it’s ribbon-twirling callisthenics or a friendly game of British bulldog, the wearer is readied for action.

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