AW08 - 'LAYER CAKE WINTER'
“Layer Cake Winter’ AW08 is a continuation of the SS08 concept –Swatch pack samples have provided inspiration – with zigzag and layered edges – translated into lazer cut chiffon “accessories”.
Layered shoulder pads and collars are re-coloured into strong vibrant brown, maroon, royal blue, grass green, purple, and persimmon for winter. All are once again easily tied or buttoned on to change and personalize each look. This season angel sleeves in monochrome layers have been added as a newly layered “accessory” and can be put on or removed.
Silhouette this season continues focusing on the shoulder and neckline with added attention to voluminous sculptural sleeves draped from the collarbone. Chiffon pleated dresses are continued in rich colours and layered over tulle, feather and paillette skirts.
Print this season takes an organic form – from barely there “charcoal” flowers and dark to light organic “light” dots – the prints are taken from nature and create one off unique pieces.
Knitwear is large and chunky – but is also organic sculptural and luxurious. Beaded necks this season have zigzag ruffles and double layers. Richly coloured velvet is also introduced in bead smocking and tops.
Complimenting the collection designer Suzanne Harbinson working with print designer Samantha Warren have created organic metal jewelry pieces. Using a unique printing process with rust as a print texture and main component these simple pieces create metal “shoulder pads”, round “pins” and floating “cuffs”.
- Stylist: Merryn Leslie
- Photographer: Polly Penrose
- Model: Victoria Moore
- Hair: Maki Tanaka
- Jewellery: Suzanne Harbinson
- Jewellery Print: Samantha Warren
- Shoes: Vintage "Biba"
- Prints designed by Michelle Lowe-Holder