It’s Day 3 of MBFWA and Vanishing Elephant is set to hit the runway this afternoon. Here is an exclusive preview look, along with a Q&A on the inspirations behind the collection.
Spring/summer 2013/14 collection title:
Fast cars, late night bars, early days, summer haze or Spring Summer ’13.
What was your inspiration behind the S/S collection?
A great round trip to Japan, some pulls from an old book of sharks, and some architecture books about modern Morocco.
What textures, patterns and materials were used?
We refined what we would call our classic fabrics into three main groups, which were weighted cotton poplins, fine knitted jersey and a dyed canvas highlight.
Tell me about the show and the inspiration behind it?
It’s a dark space that will be a sharp contrast against the clothes. It’s going to be upbeat.
What do you think are the major upcoming trends for S/S?
We are not trend driven, we’d like to see guys happy to wear a button up to dinner, a girl walking to work in a pantsuit and heels and the ease of mixing colour with print.
What is your favourite fashion week memory?
United nations karaoke last year at the end of the week with friends from New Zealand, the States and Japan.
What is next in the pipeline after MBFWA wraps?
Opening our first Sydney shop and lowering stress levels.
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Photography: Byron Spencer, Styling: Kate Waterhouse, Makeup: Monika Bunic, YSL Beaute, Model: Anthea Page (Chic), Hair: Brad Ngata.