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The second last day of MBFWA brought beaming sun and lingering lines to the
fashion week hub, with vivid colour, fur and strong silhouettes featuring in street
Jenny Kee kicked off the day with arguably the most memorable showing for this
year’s event. An installation of Australian flora played host to a handful of models
adorned with couture like pieces cast in a rainbow of Jenny Kee prints. Vivid scarves
hung from gumtrees and elaborate headdresses perched above models’ braided hair
in showing that inspired awe in all who wandered through. Kee’s retrospective was
her first showing of this type since 1981, and was not to be forgotten.
Come the evening, fashion’s finest donned frocks with a little more frivolity for the
highly anticipated Carl Kapp and Christopher Esber shows. Carl Kapp presented
a collection that can only be described as immaculate, bringing a strong palette
of primary colours to both flowing and tailored silhouettes.
Watching the buzz of Christopher Esber’s show preparation from backstage gave
insight into the high quality of this show. A late start, caused by a domino effect
of Carl Kapp’s beautiful models having to run from his show to Esber’s, did not
diminish the perfection upheld in every stage of preparation. The clothes themselves,
a crisp white, tailored concoction of mens’ and womens’ separates, were paired
with some of the most intricate hair seen at the shows all week. A slicked back bun
was transformed into a woven creation, perched just above the nape of the female