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3,300 MILES APART

Designers > Morrison, One Fell Swoop, NOM*D & Zambesi

The 3,300 Miles Apart show last Thursday was a first for both Perth Fashion Festival and New Zealand labels NOM*D and Zambesi, as the labels showed in Perth for the very first time. Aptly titled 3,300 Miles Apart; the 3,300 miles represents the distance between Perth and New Zealand. Having finished up the festival last night, I can honestly say this show was my favourite from the week!

Morrison’s floaty, feminine dresses were absolutely beautiful. The movement in them as the models walked down the runway was really captivating. My favourite piece; the long-sleeved white maxi gown (pictured).

After Morrison, was One Fell Swoop. Their selection of looks was strong. There was a balanced mix between dresses and separates, in a great range of bold block colours and soft florals. There is something for everyone in this Spring/Summer collection.

NOM*D followed. The label has been around since 1986 and has since become synonymous for creating a look that has been deemed ‘The New Zealand Look’. Margarhitas’ utilitarian designs are highly wearable and are unaffected by trends. Their current Spring/Summer ‘No Sense’ collection was shown; with bright bold oranges and reds mixed in with black (of course) and various graphic prints. I loved how the looks were styled with their checked socks and Dr. Martens shoes.

Elizabeth Findlay’s Zambesi concluded the show. Although there are some elements that make NOM*D and Zambesi quite similar in their contribution to ‘The New Zealand Look’, Zambesi differs in it’s offering of more dressy, feminine pieces; Zambesi combines the highly wearable with classic tailoring in more elaborate fabrics. My favourite look; the cream sleeveless sequinned dress paired with a matching collar (pictured).

My grainy photos don’t do the show much justice, but trust me, it was the best from the Festival…well in my opinion anyway!

What I wore: One Fell Swoop X Tané Andrews dress, Issey Miyake jacket, Comme des Garçons bag and Ann Demeulemeester shoes.

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