Brainchild of designer Kristian Chase, Aqua Blu’s ’20 resort offering, ‘Eden’ featured an array of vibrant hues, silhouettes and style staples, championing diversity through MBFWA’s most inclusive lineup yet.
Having made its first splash in 2000, Aqua Blu has fast established itself as one of Australia’s most beloved swimwear labels, dominating the beach scene with a string of luxurious, bold and unique pieces – each created with the wearer front of mind.
Headlining this season’s runway was body advocate Robyn Lawley (the first plus-sized model to cover Australian Vogue), joined by Australia’s Next Top Model alumna Charli Robertson and an aptly diverse cast of models spanning a cross section of sizes, skin tones and age groups respectively.
Curating the show’s hair look was Creative Director for Davroe, Ben Gully (Mabe Hair), who championed the brand’s luxurious, vegan product range to create an effortless hair look that perfectly encapsulated the Aqua Blu woman.
“The look for today was an effortless, pin-straight look that really highlighted the natural quality of each girl’s hair,” said Ben. “We’d worked with Kristian on his previous Fashion Palette show, so when he approached us for MBFWA we were thrilled to get the ball rolling.”
“The brief from Kristian was to create a beautiful straight look, while maintaining models’ natural texture,” continued Ben. For girls with curly hair, rather than blow out their hair, we’ve just enhanced their natural texture using products from the Davroe range.”
“Natural texture is such a big thing at the moment, and where possible I prefer to keep hair as close to it’s origin as possible. Models were prepped with Davroe’s Tame Lemongrass Detangler – a light, leave-in moisturiser and detangler that’s perfect for just about any hair type.”
To create a nautical, mermaid-esque vibe, each model was fitted with a custom jewel-encrusted gold crown by Angelina Alvarez Designs, artfully perched atop the crown to allow for natural movement on the runway.