Runway Report:Michelle Yvette Autumn/Winter 2010

michelle-yvette-runway-brett-stanley-5948Candlelight, flamenco dancers, feathers and lots of gorgeous girls. No I’m not talking about a strip club I’m taking about the winter 2010 show for Michelle Yvette.

Known for using theatrical aspects in her shows young designer Michelle Yvette delivered once again on Friday morning with a show stopping collection.

michelle-yvette-runway-brett-stanley-6022The overtly feminine collection avoided the androgynous grunge seen on many other catwalks this week, and instead just went for simply beautiful garments to make women look pretty.

michelle-yvette-runway-brett-stanley-6081The collection featured a range of smart skirt suits in navy black and hot pink that were chic and harked back to the 1950’s where women were immaculately put together.

The rest of the range looked like several variations on a peacock. Continuing with the theme created by the Flamenco dancers who opened the show, Michelle Yvette showed heavily adorned dresses in jewel colours.

michelle-yvette-runway-brett-stanley-6012Most of the cocktail dresses looked like sophisticated race day wear but some were so extravagant they would have looked out of place anywhere outside of Vegas- too glitzy for Sky City.

Accompanying the dresses were chic capes and full stoles, which looked authentically vintage. They were balanced by more contemporary trench coats in silky metallic tones.

The range was heavy on fur and feathers, with models wearing feathers in their up do’s and slick black lipstick.

The colour palette was large and diverse, purple, tangerine orange, navy, black, sapphire blue, grey, emerald, green and hot pink.

michelle-yvette-runway-brett-stanley-6128Lots of tulle, rosettes, metallics and glitter made for some extremely eye-catching outfits, although Michelle will likely find she has a bigger market for her elegant suits than her evening wear.

The young designer recently opened a new store in Auckland’s Britomart shopping district, tipped to be the next hot area for high fashion. She’s definitely someone to watch in coming seasons.


Review by: Amanda Haxton
Photography by: Brett Stanley

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