Wednesday, 25 April 2012

PRELUDE :: Flannel Spring Summer 2012-13 - Monday 23rd April 2012

Monday April 23rd 2012 at 5.30pm
Bite Club House, Woollahra

Flannel hosted an evening soiree in a beautiful yet rambling 1885 historic house in Woollahra to present their Spring Summer 2012/2013 collection 'Neronis' this week.  Guests were greeted on arrival by an assembly of divinely dressed models lolling around the household, with the party in full swing. (images below)

Elsa Schiaparelli once wrote that the ancient Greeks “gave to their goddesses the serenity of perfection and the fabulous appearance of freedom”. 

Flannel’s Spring Summer 2012/2013 collection Neronis embodies this notion of elegant, feminine ease and simplicity. Inspired by the upbeat peculiar life of a 1920’s circus girl and her time on and off the stage, Neronis is a collection filled with romance, elegance and a sense of adventure.

Luxurious bronze sequined kimono jackets, ostrich feather gowns and emerald silk liquid gowns are luminescent beacons in a sea of butter, crème brulee and vanilla hued laces, linen and silks.  Enchanting pioneering 1920’s separates convey a feeling of inquisitive freedom from sweet chemise and bloomer sets to onesies and flowing lounge pants. 

Highlight pieces include the heavily embroidered bohemian fringed jackets and flapper drop-waist dresses, piped in watermelon velvet and emblazoned with exotic oversized dragon-fruit like flowers.  Tiny ruffled silk shorts that pair back with tuxedo silk shirts are part showgirl, as much as the batwing gowns with plunging backs perfect for a silent film maiden.

Day dresses are just as divine as their evening counterparts – water lilies float across silk-bound weightless cotton gowns, sweetly embroidered tennis dresses, cricket sweaters and billowing summer lace slips.  Prints include a starry-eyed pastel floral and a sweet peach dachshund and butterfly print, cut into among other things, a piped shift dress with tie collar.

As always, Flannel strikes a faultless balance between the free-spirited and the modern, creating an elegant and easy take on romantic dressing.

The evening was a Chic Model Management exclusive, which included a selection of top international and local girls including Nicole Pollard, Louise van De Vorst, Karin Hansson, Rachel Rutt, Montana, Christina Carey, Monique Jensen, Lydia Carron, Gabby and Ollie Henderson.


Stylist - Meg Gray, PR - Little Hero, Producer - Rae Begley, Creative Direction - Kristy Lawrence and Rae Begley, Hair Director - Jon Pulitano at Headcase Hair for Redken, Make Up Director - Nicole Thompson for M.A.C, Shoes - Repetto Paris, Jewellery - Chelsea De Luca, Models - Chic Model Management, Flowers - Seasonal Concepts

Kristy Lawrence from Flannel would like to thank Rae at Little Hero and her team, Meg Gray, Chic Model Management, Ken from Seasonal Concepts, Dan Boud for photography, Maurice O' Kington, Hattie and Debra from Bite Club House for making us feel at home.  Supported by sponsors: Champagne Duval-Leroy, Motif, Amisfield Wine Company, Chic Model Management, Redken, M.A.C, Seasonal Concepts, Repetto Paris and Mud Australia.

For further images or information please contact Rae Begley,, 02 8338 1810 or 0419 890 888.For showroom requests contact Tanya Pont,, 02 8338 1810. 

All photographs by Dan Boud

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