At the iconic Iceberg Club, the morning sun shone hot and bright over the invitees of Bondi-born brand Ten Pieces. Mingling on the balconies above an emptied pool, sipping on aperitivos by Matt Whiley of Scout and customising their very own The Daily Edited monogrammed phone chargers and notebooks; guests chatted happily, overlooking the midday surfers and rolling waves. Eventually taking their seats inside the pool, or leaning against the balcony and overlooking the entire scene, the crowd took in the Resort ‘20 Cosmic Runner presentation.
As models traipsed along the edge and into the depths of empty Icebergs pool in their exclusively designed Everugg Australia boots and furry sandals, a soundtrack by DJ and Producer Nicky Night Time set the tone for an upbeat yet leisurely chic collection.
Styling by Caterina Scardino saw models sporting 70s-inspired tinted shades by Sener Besim and natural, beachy hair. In the show notes, Ten Pieces creators Maurice Terzini, Lucy Hinckfuss and Alan Marshall credited the late 70s Italian disco scene as a major inspiration for the collection. Garments featured blocked colours, vivid contrasts in the form of parallel lines, and a striking print featuring monochromatic photographed hands. A standout piece was an ankle-grazing, semi-sheer blueish seafoam coloured dress that painted a beautiful image against the oceanic backdrop; as well as unisex, urban streetwear-inspired vivid red tracksuits.
An immediate takeaway from the show was Ten Pieces’ strong sense of brand identity. Picking the perfect offsite location in their “iconic home” of Bondi Icebergs, the label displayed their signature luxe sportswear meets street style vibes in an laid-back yet ultra-cool way. Their trademark monochromatic palette, with striking splashes of vivid red and French navy blue, was offset gorgeously by the setting: Bondi’s rolling turquoise waves; the perfectly clear blue sky; and the off-white, black-striped emptied pool.
Cosmic Runner was an inspired presentation of a brand that knows itself through and through. The entire event was curated with a sense of effortless luxury in mind, and was pulled off to perfection by manager Simone Ramjee and PR reps Electric Collective. All the while, the focus was maintained on the collection itself, which was a superb demonstration of contemporary urban chic fashion.