It was all the pretty things at Vietnamese designer Phuong My‘s show last week. A live vocalist was singing renditions of classics by the likes of Frank Sinatra on the sleek, black runway that was scattered with rose petals in varied shades of pink and red. Phuong My‘s strengths are luxurious fabrics, feminine silhouettes and excellent craftsmanship. By this point I had so far attended the Dilettante and Jaime Lee shows, so I really loved seeing how different the three were with each show being completely different and unique.
Inspired by Tokyo, technology and the infamous Shinjuku Robot Restaurant, Jaime Lee‘s show was an array of colour, shine and neon. The show’s high energy kept viewers captivated from start to finish. To say the show was visually stimulating would be an understatement, it was much more than that – the big screens showed a video montage from the Robot Restaurant and at the end of the runway were two silver unicorns with a neon rainbow arch framing the models as they posed. Pair this with a loud, high BPM soundtrack and you have an atmosphere similar to Tokyo’s hectic night-life!
I loved the progression of the looks throughout the show, with models in groups of three representing mini-stories within the collection. From cute, kawaii mini dresses, to psychedelic and floral prints and of course the different colour stories of sequins and feathers! It was also so great to see Jaime Lee delve into more ready-to-wear pieces, with looks in more wearable silhouettes as opposed to the beautiful gowns she is renowned for. And to end, she sent pieces from her demi couture Bridal range down the runway.
Another highlight were the shoes! Oh my the shoes were insane! It was a collaboration between Jaime Lee and bespoke shoe designer Kira Goodey of Kira Goodey Bespoke Shoes. The dragon boots (pictured above) were unbelievable! Kira is one talented lady! I interviewed her recently. The post will be up later this week. I can’t wait to share with you more detailed images of the shoes from this show!
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This collection incorporates so many elements I love – black and silver hardware, pleats, shearling, pinafores and socks paired with platform sandals! The collection’s key piece, the black PVC/faux leather pants.