Monday 26 September 2016

Traditional style turned on its head in BT fashion show

Published 13/07/2016 | 02:30

Teodora wears a €2,230 Maticevski dress at the launch of the BT AW16 collection: Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall
Teodora wears a €2,230 Maticevski dress at the launch of the BT AW16 collection: Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall

Traditional style codes turned upside down, past and present collide and ballerinas and punks sharing space in the limelight.

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It might sound a bit like life post-Brexit but that was the fashion reality from the Brown Thomas AW16 show yesterday.

New season buzzwords talk about 'fearless femininity', 'twisted sportswear' and 'peculiar proportions', but on the BT's catwalk yesterday, the luxe, colourful looks that greeted us spoke of three key concepts that will guide how we dress over the coming season - and that's diversity, modernity and innovation.

The showcase of 90 looks quickly sparked intrigue about those flowery prints and hand painted boots from Vetements, a new French brand in store.

The show closed with head turning pieces by Maticevski, a new Australian label full of draping, drama and red carpet punch such as his black and white gown which costs €2,230. In between, we were quickly seduced by Ellery, another Antipodean label new to BTs.

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