Thursday, 19 May 2011

RAFW DAY THREE - Alice McCALL Wednesday 4th May 7.30pm


Wednesday 4th May 2011 at 7.30pm

Alice McCall Spring/Summer 2011 - Thé Dansant

This season alice McCALL refines the relaxed bohemian quality that is so much a part of her signature, evoking a romantic, decadent world of modern elegance inspired by the old-world sophistication of a Victorian Tea Dance.  Thé Dansant invites us to a decadent Parisian high tea that spills out into a garden scented with soft music and antique blooms. A broderie clothed table, already abandoned for the promise of the evening air, plays host to mismatched china, cut crystal, and delicate petit fours. 

Magnified scroll prints curl around lampshade silhouettes and contour the body, while porcelain white cutwork echoes lacy-edged Victorian cake plates in basket-weave organzas.  The exotic taste of China ties up basics with braided tassle belts, pulling back soft curtains to reveal a room dressed in sand washed silks, crepe de chines and antique jacquards laced with lurex. Set against floaty sun ray prints, sheer sculpted silhouettes are bordered by delicate flocking and contrasting white collars.1940s tailored scalloping adds an elegantly eccentric touch to the crispness of a Wedgewood print that freshens for a moment the opulent Parisian palette of deep blues and berry-peppered florals, adorned from time to time with fine gold piping, or an emblazoned Fleur de Lys.

Show Credits:

Creative Director - Alice McCall
Stylist - Tamila Purvis
Producer - Ali Newling and Natalie Jane Harvie from Alias
Hair Director - Jon Pulitano from Headcase Hair for Cloud 9
Make Up Director - Linda Jefferyes for M.A.C
Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell
PR - Rae Begley, Little Hero

Supported by sponsors Cloud 9, M.A.C, Veet, Westfield, Aveeno and Lily-Flame England.

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