The show that designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales put together for Romance Was Born had Marvel stamped all over it, opening with the coolest pop-up backdrop that set the entire tone of the show. This is not surprising since the show was done in partnership with Marvel, which might be confusing as the company has nothing to do with fashion, except perhaps for the great looking costumes their superheroes and villains wear.
The Romance Was Born collection features a lot of clashing prints reminiscent of novel graphics’ stylistic art. The prints came both in black and white and huge color pops, with the genius of the print choices being in that the clashing prints somehow came together.
Aside from Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales, the first day of the Fashion Week also featured shows from Kirrily Johnston
Gail Sorronda. Gail Sorronda seeked to set her show apart by opting not to go with a runway show and doing an installation instead with guests able to cozy up close to her models standing on small white platforms with a short movie playing at the background. It’s safe to say that this change got more attention than her actual collection.
Kirrily Johnston, on the other hand, did a really nice runway show with no prints in sight but showcasing lots of simple dresses that were cut to perfection. Of course, the nun-themed dresses drew the eyes.
We can be sure that there’ll be more stellar shows as the week goes on. Whose show will be the showstopper this Fashion Week is something we’ll just have to wait for.
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