Cou­ture cre­ations


Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

IT’S al­ways ex­cit­ing when the cou­ture col­lec­tions come around and de­sign­ers send the most flam­boy­ant cre­ations down the run­way. Last week didn’t dis­ap­point, with ar­chi­tec­tural gowns that re­sem­bled, in some cases, the Frank Gehry Guggen­heim Mu­seum in Bil­bao. And the art ref­er­ences didn’t stop there. De­sign­ers such as Vik­tor and Rolf ( above), Alexis Ma­bille and Mai­son Margiela sent mod­els out wear­ing de­con­structed paint­ings, gi­ant bows and ta­pes­try de­signs with land­scape scenes that paid homage to styles of im­pres­sion­ism. John Gal­liano, for his of­fi­cial re­turn to Paris Cou­ture Week at Margiela, pulled off another feat: get­ting dra­matic doona dresses wrapped- and- strapped around mod­els with trompe l’oeil net make- up. At the other end of the spec­trum, Valentino, Ate­lier Ver­sace and Chris­tian Dior fo­cused on an­kle- graz­ing silk de­signs drip­ping in se­quins.

Re­nee Hud­son, 22, Her­mit Park Top: Bar­dot $ 70 Bot­tom: Hazel Mai $ 64 Shoes: Salt 66 $ 149 Ear­rings: Adorn $ 20 Bag: Mimco $ 70


AF­FORD­ABLE FASH­ION: Col­lette Din­ni­gan’s Wild Hearts lin­gerie col­lec­tion goes on sale in Septem­ber.

BREEDA WOOL I want to be a pea­cock

MICKEY SUM­NER Jail bird on day re­lease

MERED­ITH HAG­NER Crop top saves the trash bag skirt

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