Thursday, April 30, 2009

Karla Spetic - more overblown vintage chintz prints #RAFW

Karla Spetic SS0910 #RAFW

Lining up for the Karla Spetic show #RAFW

Tammy Stone (L) and Millicent Lambert backstage @ Karla Spetic #RAFW

A chat with Fashion Design Studio director Nicholas Huxley

Backstage with Romance Was Born's Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales

Sara Phillips finale

Beat Poet finale

Lisa Ho finale

Romance Was Born finale

Kirrily Johnston finale

Jayson Brunsdon finale

Sara Phillips SS0910 - lavender lasercut suede shift dress #RAFW

RTW II - Nicolangela #RAFW

RTW II - White Kitten #RAFW

RTW II - Eduardo Calucag presents the week's gazillionth jumpsuit #RAFW

RTW II - Gina Kim #RAFW

Ready to Wear (group show) II - Leigh Schubert #RAFW

Beat Poet's Edward von Bertouch (L) and James St Johnson #RAFW

Fashion Design Studio - Christian Lines #RAFW

Fashion Design Studio - Pun by Seema Pun #RAFW

Fashion Design Studio - Rachel Sherwood #RAFW

Fashion Design Studio - Soeli Pedrozo #RAFW

Lisa Ho - blousy caramel pleated dress #RAFW

Lisa Ho SS0910 first look #RAFW

Romance Was Born - crochet blankie chic #RAFW

Romance Was Born - fantastic octopus bonnet #RAFW

Romance Was Born SS0910 first look #RAFW

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Kirrily Johnston - Cosmic Dress #RAFW

Kirrily Johnston SS0910 first look - Entanglement Jumpsuit #RAFW

Jayson Brunsdon SS0910 first look - Ivory Silk Charmeuse House Coat Dress #RAFW

Backstage with Jayson Brunsdon

A chat with Gail Reid (Gail Sorronda)

Chaingang drummer Skarlett Saramore backstage @ Marnie Skillings #RAFW

Marnie Skillings - the Big Maxie jumpsuit #RAFW

Twins Amy and Morgan Hurst backstage @ Gail Sorronda #RAFW

Gail Sorronda - still channeling French maids #RAFW

Gail Sorronda SS0910 first look #RAFW

Dhini SS0910 first look (umpteenth Balmain look this week) #RAFW

Backstage with Kate Sylvester

Janka Zachnikova in the Kate Sylvester outfit that Myf Shepherd was supposed to have worn

Drama, drama, drama. According to backstage sources, Shepherd's Australian agency Chic Management threatened to pull her from this morning's Kate Sylvester show 40 minutes from start time, when it emerged that Shepherd was not opening the show. Sylvester wanted Shepherd to close the show in the collection's highlight piece: a microtutu, that was eventually worn by Zachnikova, a 16 year-old Czech model. Those who witnessed the drama unfold report that a Chic Management car was even dispatched to the venue.

Sylvester eventually gave in and Shepherd - who is said to have appeared to have been quite embarrassed by the incident - opened.

According to Chic Management director Kathy Ward, it was Sylvester who changed the terms of the agreement.

Ward told frockwriter:

"Given the exposure that Myf has had in the past year, all the international shows and press, the deal was that she would open the show. And we were just making sure that what we agreed to was actually carried out. At no time was there talk of Myf closing the show. We are just choosing a couple of select shows [this week]. She wants to support Australian Fashion Week, she wants to support Australian designers. But if she is going to walk for a designer, she has to open the show”.

According to the Sylvester camp however, there was no deal. Sylvester's spokeswoman told frockwriter that negotiations with Chic had been going on for two days, with a contract signed yesterday. At no stage during the negotiations, and nowhere in the contract, did Chic stipulate that Shepherd's involvement in the show was contingent on her opening, says the spokeswoman - until 7.30am this morning, when Sylvester's casting director received a call from a Chic Management rep.

This time last year, as has been well documented on this blog, Shepherd was an unknown 17 year-old from Queensland who had only recently been scouted and had in fact been rejected by the producers of Australia's Next Top Model for the 2008 edition of the series.

Shepherd was the most-booked model in Chic Management's stable for the 2008 edition of RAFW.

She would go on to be booked by Prada and Gucci for the Resort 2009 collections in New York in July 2008, followed by a plethora of other major bookings during the SS09 season. From New York to London, Milan and Paris, Shepherd walked in over 50 SS09 shows.

Shepherd's sophomore international RTW season in February and March this year embraced 62 shows. Shepherd has also featured in a number of prestigious international fashion magazines and her campaign bookings include the Gucci FW0910 campaign.

Of those 62 FW0910 shows, Shepherd only opened - or closed - a very small handful.

Kate Sylvester - ecru tutu #RAFW

Kate Sylvester - shirtwaisters, parachute silk skinny pants, utility backpacks #RAFW

Kate Sylvester - acid bright sportswear, cool over the knee spats #RAFW

Kate Sylvester SS0910 first look #RAFW

Konstantina Mittas SS0910 - makeup by MAC's Vanessa Katama #RAFW

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ellery - jade trapeze dress #RAFW

Ellery - liquid copper cigarette pants #RAFW

Ellery SS0910 first look #RAFW

Missoni for Diet Coke #RAFW

Sass and Bide for Diet Coke #RAFW

Alice McCall for Diet Coke #RAFW

Alpha 60 for Diet Coke #RAFW

Kate Sylvester for Diet Coke #RAFW

Marnie Skillings for Diet Coke #RAFW

Romance Was Born for Diet Coke #RAFW

Alex Perry for Diet Coke #RAFW

Antipodium's tampon jewellery by new Sydney jeweller Make Believe #RAFW

Antipodium uses real models (and tampons as jewellery) #RAFW

Antipodium - cool styling #RAFW

Saint Augustine Academy - RTW II #RAFW

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