A Night of Fashion at the Art Gallery 2012 - Adelaide fashion parades
A magazine, an art gallery and a collection of gowns had a baby, and it was called A Night of Fashion at the Art Gallery. Internationally, it isn't uncommon to see models stomp the floors of prestigious art galleries, but in South Australia, the night was groundbreaking for the local industry.
Locals would be familiar with the tight young pack of dressmakers who showed:
— the last of whom especially is consistently showing signs of improvement each season. From Sydney came current season Willow, Carla Zampatti, Bianca Spender and Scanlan & Theodore, who seemed to go the way of the interstate designers at Fashion Avenue by showing safe, unremarkable collections. Perhaps it's another case of catering to the perceived tastes of Adelaide buyers.
But if anyone would know about catering to locals, it's the city's highest end boutique,
, and its vintage equivalent,
. Unlike their interstate peers, they held back no styling whim, sending loud prints and slogan tees down the catwalk.
Must Adelaide continue to deal with condescendingly edited collections sent from Sydney? Are locals just too conservative for an undiluted dose of high fashion? If you asked Belinda, stylist/buyer/owner of Claire Inc, she'd probably say something along the lines of (Moschi)no.
Scanlan & Theodore | Carla Zampatti
Willow | Jaimie Sortino
Couture + Love + Madness | Claire Inc
Paolo Sebastian | The New Guard