melbourne fashion week: christine
(images via fashionising)
i suppose i could whine here about the difficulty of internet research when a designer opts for a label name like ‘christine’, but on the other hand, interestingly enough, the house’s s/s 2013 presentation at melbourne fashion festival was one of the few australian shows of late i’ve actually been able to dredge any information up on. so that’s something, right?
besides, frankly, i found the print-heavy, sometimes almost kitschy spring range so charming, i really don’t want to complain. it at times reminded me a little of the marnie skillings s/s 2011 collection in sydney, and lord knows, i’m always trying to recreate the eclectic feeling of that somewhere. so i guess we’re going to have to say we win here. especially with those glasses.
so where were we? ah, yes, blathering on about designer christine barro’s work. sooo, according to style hunter, the “Christine collection was PRINTS, PRINTS, PRINTS! We saw mixed prints, tribal prints, bright prints and soft prints. While black did make an appearance within the collection, Christine used a diverse colour pallet that was set to remind us that spring has arrived. The models adorned a relaxed up do with some seriously quirky styling to complete each look.”
it was charming, wearable, and at times some of the ethnic-y prints (as above) reminded me slightly of sass & bide, as well, or perhaps a pared-back manish arora (circa f/w 2011, especially). let’s hope we can hear more from the designer during a season opt isn’t in rush-through mode, yes?
(check out a short collection video here)