Night 2 was a big night at ABFW, with five shows taking place. The first show of the night, JenSa, was heavy on the sex appeal, with exposed midriff and corsetry throughout the show. A common motif throughout the show was large polka dots, which countered the sex appeal with a bit of the Minnie Mouse factor. The models seemed to have a lot of fun at the show, adjusting their walks to the feel of the presentation.
The second show of the night, Untainted, was a definite crowd pleaser. From the first look to the last, the pieces were very beautiful and polished. The designers Sarah Cameron and Elizabeth Hood stated soldiers as one of their inspirations, as is evident from the model in a military0style jacket and aviators. The main theme I got from this show was travel and jet set. While perhaps not always practical, I'd love to wear these pieces as I travel the world. I also enjoyed the addition of a large red flower motif and the final dress was definitely a show-stopper!
The Indian inspiration of the third show, Debbie Wilton, was palpable. The show opened with an amazing belly dance performance, which set the stage for exotically inspired collection. Belly dance chains adorned dresses and luxe golden fabrics walked the runway to great effect.
Wedding/bridal designer Ruby Ellen was the fourth show of the night. She showcased a couple of wedding dresses and a variety of bridesmaid dresses that proved the bride's not the only one who can look great at a wedding!
The final show of the evening was Emogene, by Michelle Barnes (who also happens to be my current fashion design teacher). Michelle stated that the collection was inspired by the everywoman and was meant to include what every woman needs in her closet. I enjoyed the mixing of neutrals like black grey with colours, including a red top peeking out from beneath a lacy white shirt and red floral pockets on a little black dress. An enjoyable and well received collection.
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