RAFW Runway Report: Mens & Womens RTW SS10

A.Concept

The most dramatic collection in the Men’s and Women’s Ready to Wear show was A.Concept, a show heavily dominated by black. It was very rock ‘n’ roll glamour with its use of patent leather and exaggerated shapes. A running theme was the emphasis on shoulders.

A.Concept

A.Concept

A.Concept

Dramatic puffy shoulders, pointy shoulders, slightly ruffled shoulders- anything that was a bit different was a go. Something I found interesting was the similarities and overlaps between the men’s and women’s styles. Some of the dress-like pieces seen on the men truly gave weight to the idea that fashion these days is becoming more and more androgynous.

Nana Judy

Nana Judy

Nana Judy

The Nana Judy collection catered to the hipster types found walking around inner city Sydney suburbs like Newtown or Surry Hills. Like any hipster-ish collection, one of the key elements of Nana Judy’s collection was the skinny jean. They were very well tailored in that they were skinny jeans but not SO skinny that you wondered how a grown man could possibly fit into such pants. My favourite look was the washed denim collared shirt with detailing on the sleeves and pocket.

Mawla’i

Mawla’i

Mawla’i

Mawla’i went back to the basics with its men’s collection. There were a variety of shirt/shorts combinations that were a bit on the safe side but I did like the pink collared shirt with subtle navy blue trim paired with the white shorts. In comparison, the aesthetic of its women’s collection was less casual and more varied with it’s use of patterned prints and such, keeping with the observation that designers do seem to be more willing to play around with ideas when designing womenswear.

{Un}Naked

{Un}Naked

The big sunglasses, sailor stripes and silk scarves at {Un}Naked took you back to the French Riviera of the ‘50s. I loved the gray fitted blazer and shorts look, which came in both men and women’s cuts.

Humility Couture

Humility Couture

Humility Couture

Humility Couture opened with a dramatic homage to Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent and the troubled fashion house, Ksubi. It imagined a post-apocalyptic world where fashion was “dead” and a new fashion house would rise up. One thing that caught my eye was the men’s spider print scarf and lavender blazer. In terms of womenswear, my favourite was the tri-coloured poncho-esque dress.

Premonition

Premonition

Premonition

Premonition was a very upbeat and energetic show that managed to pique my interest. I really enjoyed the geek-chic look complemented by different genres like gold chains and trucker caps. I was glad to see a menswear designer that was willing to have fun with its designs and mix it up a bit.

Review by: Susie Yoon
Photography: Edward Hor

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Comments
3 Responses to “RAFW Runway Report: Mens & Womens RTW SS10”
  1. Gypsy Dress says:

    Wow – those designs are so pretty, I want one 😀

  2. I sort of agree with your statements that men and women designs are overlapping to some extent in recent years but I guess this wil wither out quickly but not sure when.

  3. Yes, I definately saw some overlapping in men/womens with the black drapey dress on the guy. I think it will drift apart again soon.

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