RAFW Runway Report: Gail Sorronda Spring/Summer 2010

One of the first things I noticed when I saw Gail Sorronda’s collection was that it was one of those rare shows where I, as a petite girl could wear an outfit and not look like I had just tried on a Russian circus tent. In super luxe fabrics paired with thigh high tights, Sorronda was a perfectly coquettish, uber pretty concoction indeed.

First off, there was A LOT of pouffe going on. Fans of fifties-esque skirts would be delighted with Sorronda’s modernised variation. Brimming with tulle, the skirts were simply adorable. Sorronda also played with pencil shapes, emphasising the female curve. A look I found interested was the gathered bottoms, which were featured in both skirts and pants. The gathered bottoms combined translucency with solid fabric and, while simple, was an interesting and unique ensemble.

In terms of colours, they were straightforward and unfussy with blacks, gold and whites dominating the palette. It certainly kept the looks from becoming too busy and complicated.

Sorronda also showed his fair share of cocktail numbers in varying shapes playing with shoulders and fit. One thing I did notice about some of the accessories was their uncanny resemblance to those featured at Kirrily Johnston. The necklaces were almost like bejewelled, glammed up versions of Johnston’s fringed ones. One more designer and I shall be convinced it is going to be a hot look for this summer.

At the end of the day, I must say that my favourite ensemble was the ethereal dress, which almost resembled Victorian children’s bedtime garb. Paired with the tulle skirt, the outfit was simply magic- innocent, clean and flattering. In brief, a small person’s dream come true!

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Review by: Kelly Jin
Header Image: Vogue.com.au
Photography: Edward Hor


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