It’s Day 2 of MBFWA and Manning Cartell will hit the runway this afternoon. Here is an exclusive preview look from the collection, along with a Q&A with designer, Vanessa Manning on her inspirations behind the collection.
Spring/summer 2013/14 Collection title:
Fate & Chance.
What was your inspiration behind the collection?
It’s a tale of modern romance inspired by the story of Romeo & Juliet.
What textures, patterns and materials were used?
The collection is a mix of metallic and shine and dimensional fabrics of embroidery, netting, lace and jacquards.
Tell me about the show and the inspiration behind it?
A contradiction of elements strong, tough but still beautiful with an futuristic urban feel. Light and dark imagery and symbols of contrast tell the story of dramatic structure dreamt from contrasting romantic scenes.
What do you think are the major upcoming trends for S/S?
Futuristic 90s grunge, collage and all white.
What is your favourite fashion week memory?
Our 2012 show, we loved the location, the energy and the fantastic people we worked with.
What is next in the pipeline after MBFWA wraps?
We have sales appointments with Internationals.
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Photography: Byron Spencer, Styling: Kate Waterhouse, Makeup: Monika Bunic, YSL Beaute, Model: Anthea Page (Chic), Hair: Brad Ngata.