Dhini at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week
Commended by Australia’s media for complicated tailoring, this young designer has come far in a short time. For Spring/Summer 2009/10 the Melbourne based designer showed for the fourth time.
A drummer girl opened the show, standing, feet together at the entrance of the catwalk. Sincere music, denoted by the laughter of children playing and birds in the trees set the scene for a collection to follow that was pronounced by a juxtaposition of play and the feminine form against military.
Old gold, black, air force blue, and white were confined to each piece with the exclusion of rich tassels, braids and shiny buttons.
High topped marching band hats featuring a double brim and pony tail-esque accented the theme. Decorated jackets were offset by epaulettes and sharply exaggerated shoulders.
While a literal interpretation of military dress prevailed, silk satins and jerseys rolled in fluid folds over the shoulder and at the pockets of harem pants and knee length, tapered skirts.
The shiniest piece to feature was a black sequinned double-breasted waistcoat. Equally magnificent was gold streak of ribbon running down a pair of hip-slung shorts. Triumphantly bringing Dhini’s vision to light.
Every day wardrobe classics – the white shirt and black jeans stepped into the realm of decadence. A double collar, French cuffs and gold buttons were an injection of difference to this highlight. Black wax coated denim achieved a trome l’oeil effect – a true “couture jean”.
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