Sunday Bouquet from Down Under

Sunday Bouquet from Down Under

>> I've got some flowery thoughts on my mind what with the arrival of Steve's sister's first child (and thus a demi niece for me) this weekend, who happens to be called Lily.  Both of these collections may have been well disseminated but together they collectively form quite the Australian bouquet, which seemed appropriate today.  It's a spectacular bouquet that needs to be piled up alongside Lesya Paramonova's debut collection and Tumblr-derived GIFs, dreamy photos of roses and other soft focus visions of girliness.   First up is Karla Spetic's return after missing out a few seasons.  She was another sore omission from my Australian Fashion Week experience earlier in May and I thought she might have quit her label altogether.  She eases herself back into the game with Liberty blooms, blocked pastels and an affectation for the spaghetti strap.  Spetic reveals and conceals with rectangular cut-outs placed above the midriff and sheer bands of organza and lace.  It's all too easy to love what Spetic is putting out, especially at this pivotal point in this non-starter of a British summer when you're on the edge of the BBC weather forecast, pining for warmer or merely dryer days.  I fully expect these pieces to come out to play when I'm next down in Australia where there's no such problem in the sunshine area.  




There's been mucho love for the TAFE graduate Natalia Grzybowski and her Hybrid collection.  She clashes the natural with the technological with her part human, part botanical silhouettes.  Whilst there are reminders of Stella McCartney's resort 2011 play with old botanical prints, Grzybowski has engineered these historical botanical prints in a way that melts into the moulded shapes of the collections.  Unprinted, the white bonded neoprene pieces appear to be effortlessly sculpted into nature-derived forms.  When the prints have been applied, they take on a new lease of life.  Those blank canvas pieces probably propelled Grzybowski in to a design internship at Calvin Klein, which she is undertaking right now.  It'll be interesting to see whether her name pops up as its own entity again.  



(Flower GIFS from Tumblr)


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  1. Freya - Fashionable People

    2012-07-08 at 9:56 PM

    Amazing soft colours – especially against the bleach blonde hair!


    2012-07-08 at 11:16 PM

    Liberty print works on everything, it’s amazing.

  3. Molly

    2012-07-08 at 11:48 PM

    Wow! These are really beautiful garments!

  4. Danling

    2012-07-09 at 2:43 AM

    Wow never heard of them! Thanks for sharing will look them up. Spotted a garment from Sandra Elia here in Sydney the other day too pretty amazing stuff!
    Check out our playful jewelry/Vintage eyewear/Gadgets/Homeware collection at Fun shopping!

  5. ttea

    2012-07-09 at 3:11 AM

    Oh my gosh, I think I’m in love. That flowered pant suit is amazing. It is so difficult to do that well because it is really easy to verge on the granny side. Also that small print flower dress is amazing! I would most definitely wear that.
    I love botanicals personally, and although I don’t know how much of a fan of Stella McCartney I am, I did love her collection with the botanical prints. Some of these botanical outfits just look absolutely amazing.

  6. Nathan Niche

    2012-07-09 at 6:02 AM

    nice collection, quite modern with the print, shape slight asymmetry but i think she opted for a slightly safe collection as this whole fashion chemical equation has been ‘seen and done’ before in quite a lot of variations. it’s quite the typical year 2 csm project tbh. dont get me wrong, it’s a pretty collection, but i do wish there was a bit more ‘oomph’ in it, no?
    though I LOVED the photoshoot backdrop of the wooden floor with botany behind the glass.
    xx nathan.niche

  7. Dark Blue Stripes

    2012-07-09 at 6:27 AM

    I adore the pastels and floral prints in Karla Spetic’s latest collection.
    Christie x

  8. Katie

    2012-07-09 at 9:41 AM

    Wow, I adore this flower jacket. It’s so beautiful <3

  9. patricia

    2012-07-09 at 10:35 AM

    las flores son lo m√°s bonito del mundo, son perfectas,
    besos guapa me encanta el post

  10. short hairstyles

    2012-07-09 at 11:09 AM

    Wow,lovely and amazing post.The outfits are so beautiful and fantastic.She is looking so handsome and cute.Have a great regards.

  11. top fashion online

    2012-07-09 at 11:20 AM

    These designs are amazing. Thank you for sharing this post. These dresses looking stunning!

  12. So Charming

    2012-07-09 at 11:28 AM

    Beautiful designs, one reminded me of Kimono!

  13. Thea vintage

    2012-07-09 at 11:49 AM

    Beautiful flowery pictures!

  14. Suzi

    2012-07-09 at 11:56 AM

    I love these Aussie designers. have featured Karla and Natalia both on my blog. In fact, I used the same images for Natalia! It appears we have similar taste Susie.
    Suzi x

  15. LOLO | Luxury Leather Goods

    2012-07-09 at 1:49 PM

    Beautiful dresses. I like very much the presentation on the post.

  16. Peter

    2012-07-09 at 7:41 PM

    Sick. I can’t believe no one’s thought of a structured floral blazer before. or have they?
    x Peter @ http://low–

  17. Daniel

    2012-07-09 at 8:26 PM

    Awesome post! I just got this automatic belt and I’m loving it. This belt doesn’t have any holes and is super easy to use.

  18. Vickki

    2012-07-09 at 8:26 PM

    È così elegante e chic!

  19. Simona

    2012-07-10 at 12:18 AM

    amazing blog 🙂 please check our blog

  20. nosopoisonousivy

    2012-07-11 at 4:03 PM

    In love with the floral blazer

  21. jessbuurman

    2012-07-12 at 10:12 AM

    Very nice logos in this blog, it’s seems as god gifted, I love it, nice posting, Thanks!

  22. Short Hairstyles

    2012-10-11 at 6:47 PM

    That is elegant combination of fashion dresses….

  23. Short Hairstyles

    2012-10-11 at 6:48 PM

    I like this very much. great and awesome ….

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