Sorry for the delay in posting, my bf has been hogging our bandwidth all week. Night 5 of ABFW was one of my favourites of the week. I love that there were 5 shows in one night, plus the deisgners were really great! The first show of the night was by Caitin Power. The collection was elegantly done in dark colours and touches of velvet. Emphasis was placed on shoulders and hips, but it ways that were still flattering.
The second show of the night, House of Nonie, was defintely a lot of fun. It opened with a group of dancers bustin' moves all over the runway, then morphed into a more traditional fashion show. The collection included velour, lots of gold accents and embraced the return of the shoulderpad.
The third collection of the night was a collaboration between Shelley Kanyo and Andy Court. This collection clearly referenced the old west, but was also inspired by Italian gondliers. I liked the prairie-style dress and there was some very interesting takes on menswear.
My favourite show of the nigt was Daleia Wearables by designer Kyle Nylund. The collection was beautiful and elegant, with a touch of whimsy and great patterns. Nylund does a lot of work in theatre and it came through in the dramatic quality of his garments.
The final show of the evening was by Jessica Halabi. Halabi described her collection as girlie and inspired by ballerinas. There was a lot of patent mixed with full skirts and delightful colours.
On the whole, the night was a lot of fun and I was very impressed with the designers' work.