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The final day of MBFWA saw the return of Australian design legend Akira Isogawa to the fashion week spotlight, presenting a breathtaking range that wholeheartedly channelled his Eastern take on Western fashion.
Vivid blues, yellows, pinks and reds were cast across a range of traditionally looking kimonos layered over flowing gowns, with oriental floral prints a feature. The Japanese dying technique of shibori had been used to create whispy spikes across surreal looking capelets, and the emphasis on texture was continues with the placement of chiffon and tulle petals and flowers as feminine detailing on dresses throughout. A range of bridal gowns featured delicate tulle headdresses and flowing silhouettes.
This was without a doubt in line with the Jenny Kee retrospective as one of the major highlights of the week – hands down. Following the show, with few runways left, media headed to finish off work at the hub before moving upstairs to the lounge for a cocktail or two. Well deserved, we say!