Tuesday, 23 February 2010

london calling...

helloooo SASS AND BIDE
I totally fell in love with the Sass and Bide collection shown at London Fashion Week last Friday, it was jam packed with sparkles and leather... here is a little fashion report I put together as part of a competition for Grazia Mag...

SASS AND BIDE - The Australian design duo delivered a feast of texture and layering during their show this week, unveiling the epitome of the hard edged modern goddess.

Sarah Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton provided a collection which allowed an essence of luxury to filter through into each garment with the help of heavy embellishment and metal work. The combination of the hard edge surfaces with the flowing fabrics found in the Grecian inspired dresses gave way to a noticeable suggestion of rock chick femininity.

White, black and brown base colours were sprinkled with gold and silver sequins, alongside monochrome tribal pattern prints and stripes. The marriage of the slinky wide leg trouser with the structured and embellished jackets created a feeling of depth and interest within the layering of the outfits.

Key features of the collection were found in heavily embellished neck and shoulder details which could be mistaken for luxury armour. This hardwear was sat alongside and at times underneath the fluidity of the fantastic low slung cream frocks which helped exemplify the designer’s beach vibe home roots.

The combination of contrasting fabrics and textures came into focus via the use of satin slinks and voluptuous silk trousers with the density of beaded shrugs and over the elbow leather spiked gloves.

Attention to detail has never been so thoughtful, whether it was showcased through the fringed yokes of camis and mini dresses or through the use of mosaic hardwear which clung around the cuffs and waists of the garments it was clear to see that the collections definition and hope of “perfectly placed chaos” was undeniably achieved.

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