VOGUE 180° Alice McCall dreams big.

She likes a bit of theatre, her shows are no­to­ri­ously showy, her col­lec­tions are fast-paced and amped with a twist, but then Alice McCall dreams big.

VOGUE Australia - - News - By Ali­son Ve­ness. Styled by Philippa Moroney. Pho­tographed by Hugh Ste­wart.

She is a whirl­wind, Alice McCall. No won­der she fell down the rab­bit hole into a won­der­land of candy, cups of tea, bright flow­ers and more and more. Her work is a riot of of­ten­times colour­ful ideas – a dress-up box driven by a pas­sion for clothes. Play­suits, flirty dresses, lace, macramé, short, sheer, fun, good times. Es­capism. She has the DNA of a true Alice: a girl who likes to show off, a girl who has imag­i­na­tion and knowl­edge. She will pur­sue her plans with a forth­right be­lief and so she makes it hap­pen, all with a cer­tain cheek­i­ness. A laugh, a big smile. Dis­arm­ing. She wears train­ers with her dresses (ex­cept for her Vogue sit­ting). She loves art. And if you had to pin a decade on her it would be the 70s per­haps, and all the sex­i­ness that it be­stowed. She holds court here in Syd­ney’s Cen­ten­nial Park­lands, kind of leisurely, al­most loung­ing among the Royal Al­bert china, English break­fast tea and stately broad-leaved pa­per­barks, the More­ton Bay figs, long grasses and real-time su­perb fairy-wrens and noisy min­ers. Fan­tasy and fun, al­ways. She has a bunny in her lap. Why not?

Alice McCall wears an Alice McCall dress. Alexan­der McQueen shoes. Flo­ral in­stal­la­tion by My Vi­o­let.

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