This week’s weekly collection is all things runway with an unanticipated showing and a local collab that is redefining what cruelty free fashion can be.
Sans Beast x Unreal Fur
Bringing together two Australian brands that are leading the way with cruelty free fashion, this collaboration is a creature in itself. Across neutral tones of walnut and black, as well as a statement absinthe green, the capsule collection includes a decadent tote with detachable pouch and a faux fur/vegan leather spliced hip bag. Inspired by Where the Wild Things Are along with the pioneering French intellectual Simone De Beauvoir, the brands have brought cruelty free materials into being. Director of Unreal Fur, Gilat Shani says, “boys and girls unite – join the faux-volution!”
Pacific Runway 2018
The brick and concrete halls of Carriageworks were last week endowed with the styles and designs of fashion designers of Pacific origin. Part of the purpose of the event is to spotlight the contribution that the Pacific gives to the rest of the world and its influences on global fashion. Beyond that, however, the runway shows that the region is a producer of viable, ethical and sustainable fashion products that draw upon the designers traditional influences and global trends. With the dress code tropical glam, the show included Resort ‘18/19 collections from designers from all corners of the Pacific.
Givenchy to return to separate displays for men
Since 2017, under the direction of Clare Waight Keller, Givenchy has followed the global trend of staging co-ed shows on its runways. For the fall 2019 season, Givenchy will return to separate men’s and women’s shows. Waight Keller, who was inspired by gender-fluid Swiss writer Annemarie Schwarzenbach, will still present woman and men together in ready-to-wear and haute couture shows, continuing her work of presenting both genders in mirror-image pairs.
A cat walks the walk
During the middle of Turkish designer Göksen Hakkı Ali show an unexpected guest joined the procession. A feline model strutted their stuff down the catwalk, prompting the global fashion press to devolve into a series of cat-related puns. For those in the know, however, it is not all that surprising. Istanbul is known for its legions of strays, who are cared for by the city’s denizens, and a film that followed a group of cats made its way around the festival circuit in 2016. But for now, enjoy this vision of an entirely unperturbed visitor to the fashion world.
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