This season, Camilla and Marc are really taking things to the next level. We’re seeing a lot of colour, texture and looks that we haven’t seen for a long time. The collection still has that classic Camilla and Marc feel, but they’re really pushing the envelope with different shapes, fabrics and finishes – its really exciting.
Dreary weather did little to dampen spirits at today’s MBFWA opener, with the style crowd gathering to celebrate fifteen years of Aussie outfit Camilla and Marc.
In a scene recalling Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey (or Mars meets Uluru depending on your poison) an assemblage of uber-wearable creations found life upon a red-rock runway; each piece bearing evidence of the design duo’s penchant for sharp tailoring and simplicity of design.
The Collection: Picture an earthy palette of muted hues (khaki, dusty pink, mustard) with pops of vibrant jade, silver grey and metallic pink dispersed for good measure. Billowy bell sleeves, jacquard ornamentation and fringe finishes alongside crazily oversized tote bags, thigh high boots and one of the best denim-on-denim ensembles we’ve seen this year.
For lovers of monochrome, there was also a number of white and black separates: think crisp white blouses with collar insignias, black pencil skirts with leather detailing and an all white ensemble (donned by Roberta Pecoraro no less) featuring a clean white coat with oversized sleeves atop a high-collar white blouse, accented with sheer black stockings and barely there shorts.
The Hair: Hair for the show was curated by Koda Cutter’s own Diane Gorgievski, who translated the the brand’s trademark ethos of individuality by accentuating each model’s natural look.
“This season, Camilla and Marc are really taking things to the next level. We’re seeing a lot of colour, texture and looks that we haven’t seen for a long time. The collection still has that classic Camilla and Marc feel, but they’re really pushing the envelope with different shapes, fabrics and finishes – its really exciting.”
“It’s all about the Camilla and Marc woman; most of the girls who have been cast for the show have that [statement] hair – cool texture, cut, colour. We are elevating what each of them already has.”
“The hair is very similar to the message that’s running through the entire show: it’s all very individual. We’re looking at the natural looks and textures of the girls and then polishing the hair up. We really wanted each girl to bring out her own character; her own self.”
Diane’s hero product? “Toni & Guy’s Shine Spray has been my hero product for today – it’s absolutely amazing!”
Also on hand to ensure model’s were suitably styled, was National Creative Director of Toni & Guy Australia Katy Reeve, who led a team of the brand’s stylist in fashioning hair looks for this year’s anticipated opener.
“The look for tonight is very bespoke to each individual model. We’ve gone for a similar texture for each model – it’s quite clean and fresh so that the hair moves on the catwalk. The looks are quite individual – some are smooth, some are wavy with movement and others are short or have fringes – but the texture is the same: clean, airy and [quintessentially] Camilla and Marc. It’s polished, but lived in. Natural. Clean is the key word.”
Katy’s hero product? “Label.M Blowout Spray. We’ve used it on all of the girls before blow-drying and tonging the hair.”