Runway Report:Andrea Moore Autumn/Winter 2010
Andrea Moore impressed the crowd with their original knitwear shapes and experimentation that remained wearable.
“ Knitwear can offer that comfort factor; you can snuggle into it. It can almost become a part of the body,” says designer Andrea Moore.
Cute ginghams and checks were given just the slightest punk feel when accompanied by tough black boots. Elegant jacket and skirt suits were anything but proper when styled with fingerless elbow high gloves and asymmetric cardigans.
The colour palette for Silverdale was minimal, featuring mainly charcoal and black. The orangey red was the standout colour but odd touches of other highlight colours were seen among the moody black staples.
Apple green and purple made the odd appearance, as did large stripes and a single yellow floral print.
The Silverdale shapes were nothing unusual but they played with proportion to make simple garments striking. Generous chunky knit scarves were draped around the neck and wrapped and tucked around the body.
There was more than a subtle suggestion of a highland fling with several of the picnic blanket style skirts cut in Kilt shapes. These show the heritage and history of the Silverdale brand, which was started in the 1930’s.
With fashion weeks bad luck for cold weather I’m sure some people would have been ready to buy the warm Silverdale and Andrea Moore knits right away. They were some of only a handful of shows that truly looked like winter collections that would keep the cold out.
Review by: Amanda Haxton
Photography by: Brett Stanley