by Olivia Senior
Familiar faces from the earlier Myer fashion lunch event were seen entering the fashion paramount doors, and a high level of expectation quickly filled the room. Are they fashion crazed or just hungry for originality?
In the past we’ve seen Manning Cartell show us a structured femininity full of boldness and confidence, clothes made and created for women to take on the big bad world, and so I, along with the rest of the people in the room, expected to be blown away with something we hadn’t already seen throughout the week.
Before we knew it we were all immersed in a fiery colour palette that brought strength and confidence to the catwalk, rich spurts of raspberry, vibrant yellows and burnt oranges. These were combined and contrasted with with textures that were soft, feminine and sexy.
Our hunger was satisfied quickly.
We also saw layers, uneven hemlines, khaki pieces, leafy lacy patterns, sequins, a slight appearance of animal print, and statement metallic silver pieces that lit up the catwalk. We were shown that simple pieces work well and they look even better in colour.
Stand out favourites were silky and stimulating to the eye. A silky yellow boob-tube top with an obvious and curvy slit that drooped wonderfully to the ground, it flowed down the catwalk with matching honeyed floor length pants. The burnt orange colour appeared on a top shaped as a bra with matching pants that gathered at the bottom. This was paired with a laid back kimono full of yellow, white and black taking us back to the 70’s for a moment.
The collection brought the sense of power we were expecting to what is usually a bland spring collection, once again Manning Cartell you did not disappoint.