Thursday, 19 May 2011

RAFW DAY ONE - Flannel Monday 2nd May 5.30pm

Monday May 2nd 2011 at 5.30pm

Flannel - Spring Summer 2011/12 - la sakura

Following a stand out debut collection at RAFW 2010/11, Flannel continues to excite with their second showing at Australian Fashion Week, la sakura.

Taking its name from the collection's signature cherry blossom print, la sakura embodies the opulence of 1930s France, informed by a refined asian aesthetic. Developed with the Banshu Project in Japan, and derived from the fabric of a 100 year old kimono, the textile lends a sense of the traditional, and a touch of the hand that echoes throughout the collection. 

Patchwork camel leathers suggest a worn club chair in a smoky Parisian apartment, draped with vintage slip dresses and rose silk velvet bed jackets. The light and floral tones mirror the delicate graduation of an Austen rose; milk and cream suedes and silks curve into a lemony parchment and meet a berry-stained edge in rich cherry leathers.  Pyjama style shirting and vests pleated with origami-like perfection pack worn trunks for a trip to the Orient.

Show Credits:

Show Production - Ali Newling and Natalie Jane Miller at Alias Creative
Creative Director - Kristy Lawrence
Stylist - Ryan Lobo
Hair Director - Jon Pulitano at Headcase Hair for REDKEN
Make Up Director - Nicole Thompson for M.A.C
Music Director - Jonny Seymour
Nails - O.P.I
Underwear - Nearly Nude
PR -Little Hero

Supported by sponsors Redken, M.A.C, Westfield, KW Doggett, Nearly Nude and O.P.I

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