RAFW Runway Report: Bec & Bridge Spring/Summer 2010

Bec and Bridge is one of those labels, which is consistently popular with pretty young things and their latest collection is called ‘Smoke without fire.’

Well, I don’t know about fire, but their show certainly had A LOT of smoke. In fact, it was practically impossible to actually see the first eight or so outfits at all due to the thickness of the smoke coupled with the dim lighting. This is truly a shame as I went backstage later on to find some of the most incredibly chic outfits.

One of the details that most caught my attention was the stunning array of colours. Like Ginger and Smart, pastel was the hue du jour with a particularly effective use of sea foam. Seriously, seafoam is one of the most underrated colours of all time and it was superb to see it fulfil its true potential as it was seen in both sequined and satin form.

To add to the smoky look, the models were doused with copious amounts of talcum powder. When I went to hover around backstage after the show, clouds of talcum powder seemed to blossom into the air as models dusted their long blonde hair.

Overall, the choice picks were a simple yet stunning pastel pink shift dress and a sea foam floor length sequined gown, which cut amazingly through the smoke.

The beaten metal bone-shaped necklaces were also visually spectacular and I was happy to see full-length dresses that didn’t scream, “Oh, hi, I’m a maxi dress!” There seems to be no doubt that, once again, Bec and Bridge will be the top pick for stylish young ladies come summer.

Visit our Flickr site for images of the full runway collection. We update our galleries every few hours! : http://www.flickr.com/photos/designerdirection/

Review by: Kelly Jin
Photography: Edward Hor


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