Tuesday, 27 May 2008
Friedrich Gray's Draped Glory
Tuesday 29th April 2008, 9pm
Ben Pollitt of Friedrich Gray unveiled his Spring Summer 2008-09 collection 'We Saw the Morning' at RAFW with a bold procession of other worldly beings.
The models stalked the runway in an ode to sophisticated deconstructivism which masterfully integrated clashing styles to form a collection that is both innovative and wearable. His unique signature of hand treated fabrics are worked, washed, beaten and treated to become a unique brand of Friedrich Gray perfection.
Selected by the Editor of Vogue Australia, Kirstie Clements announced today the Australian Protege as Friedrich Gray. Ben Pollit will showcase a selection of wool pieces today at 1 pm alongside international collections by Jean Pierre Braganza, Kristian Aadnevik, Ioannis Cholids, Julian Louie, Sandra Backlund.
The Australian Wool Innovation presents the Protégé collection where each designer has been selected by an internationally respected fashion identity to create a unique range made from Australian Merino wool. Collections have been selected by designers Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace, Paul Smith, Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein and the Editor of Vogue Italiana Franca Sozzani.
View the show: http://www.vogue.com.au/