Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Stellar debut for Seventh Wonderland at Swim Fashion Week 2009
Thursday 26th February at 4pm
Sanctuary Cove, Queensland
Designer Bonnie Coumbe unveiled the Seventh Wonderland Spring Summer 2009/10 swimwear collection in her debut show at Swim Fashion Week today.
Seventh Wonderland cleverly fused their fashion aesthetic with classic swim shapes which were pinnacled by cut out and lace trims, 'lingerie' details, deco prints and a dedication to quality fabrications. Coumbe's extensive background (ex Jets and textile designer for Karolina York) was clear in her execution of a tight collection of wearable statement swimwear.
The collection hinted at 70's styling, opulence and romance with a nod to Biba through distinctive cuts and detailing and a focus on statement one pieces which included laser cut techniques, crochet and panelling. Seventh Wonderland showed swimwear as outerwear teaming swim with fashion pieces - their truly modern take on 'swimwear as fashion' for those who aspire to wear unique & beautifully constructed pieces from the beach to the bar.
The Seventh Wonderland label was launched by Coumbe with partner Carlos Aviles in July 2008 at the Miami Swim Show, the show today was their second collection and concreted their reputation as a new talent to watch.
Following the show the collection had caught the eye of the Macys (USA) and Coco (Japan) buyers who are currently viewing the collection to buy. Seventh Wonderland's impressive stockist list already encapsulates leading boutiques locally including Fat, Tuchuzy, Pretty Dog, Atlas, Bessie Head and I Heart in New York.
Seventh Wonderland will show again at Australian Fashion Week at the end of April.