The Metallic Trend: Ellery Fall 13

There is no real introduction that needs to be given to the metallic piece. It is a staple which is strong, stands out, and has recently popped up everywhere - from NY fashion week, all the way down under (with our designers definitely showing the rest of the world up).

I sought to find out where the Metallic trend originated. I got to Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) in the gold metallic bikini in the original Star Wars. Although, this is definitely not the origins of the metallic garment, the image of her in the gold bikini stuck. Let me tell you why...


She was coined as one of the first woman to showoff her (banging) bod in the 'bikini' (an extremely contentious piece of the time), in a huge Hollywood hit - a gold metallic one at that!


Analogous to the elements of the magnetic bond, the the image of her in the metallic bikini symbolised strength. She propelled the trend of metallics, and her image was one of the originals that brought about the 'fitness craze' in the 1980's in America. The bikini revealed 'abs' across the screens of millions.


If you haven't got the point, probably a shortfall of my writing, we are living in a strikingly similar age. The metallics that I have fallen in love with looking at the shopfront of Ginger and Smart, Scanlan and Ellery, are perfectly combined with sports gear as part of what I like to call the 'New age fitness craze,' more commonly know as 'sports luxe' trend - that we have all undoubtably taken part of. We see the leather trucker hats in Sass and bide and bomber jackets in both Josh Goot and Ksubi, not to mention the nikes that light up the streets (or Jackies after a spin at flow) in the assortment of every colour now available.


The trends have resurfaced with duel strength.

And again new evolutions of the trend have have begun, this time with our Australian designers taking the reigns.'

MAROON

On a cold winter's day I find myself creeping into the backs to find the blacks of my wardrobe. Though I dont think this hue is technically much warmer, when I look back and forth between the crisp weather out the window and my wardrobe it always seems like it will make that small difference. Although my love for black will not subside I have found a solution, maroon or burgundy.  It is a colour with a duel nature... It complements black, and if you are feeling brighter, which we saw again and again down the streets at MBFWA, it works as a great base colour - with teal, or bright red.

As much as I would like to say I found this undiscovered treasure (colour), this is just not true... It is one that has proved itself again and again both on an off the runways. This doesn't make the colour 'last season,' but a colour that is a staple, or as the critics of Shakespeare would say, it is 'a universally timeless' piece (or in this case hue.)

IMAGES FROM: Ginger and Smart, Zimmermann, Ksubi, Thank god I am a Girl, Shine by Three

 

The intersection Paddington #MBFWA Fleet

Happy Fashion Week all!

Keep your eyes peeled for The Intersection Paddington fleet this week chauffeuring The Harpers Bazaar and The Cosmopolitan fashion teams from show to show.

Nothing like travelling in style

xx

KIRRILY JOHNSTON VIP WAREHOUSE SALE STARTS TOMORROW!

The Kirrily Johnston VIP Warehouse Sale starts tomorrow at 4pm and ends at 9pm.

The sale will be open to the public from Friday the 5th of April for 2 days only ending Saturday.

This is one sale you do not want to miss!

 

 

THE AUSTRALIAN FASHION WALK OF STYLE

Last night the streets of Paddington were filled with upbeat DJ tunes as hundreds of Sydney’s most stylish flocked to support The 2nd Annual Australian Walk of Style event at The Intersection Paddington. The event honoured six iconic Australian designers, whose names were cast in bronze and laid in stone on the Oxford Street footpath, a permanent tribute to their enduring success in the Australian fashion industry.

The Australian Walk of Style welcomed six new recipients - Zimmerman, Simona, House of Merivale, Easton Pearson, Weiss, and Carla Zampatti, with their names immortalised in polished brass plaques, recognizing their outstanding contribution to the Australian Fashion industry.
 
Australian Fashion Week founder and 2010 Fashion Laureate recipient Simon Lock officially welcomed guests, before presenting the 2013 Australian Walk of Style commemorative plaques.

The event also unveiled the prestigious Who’s Who of Australian fashion Top 100 most influential fashion identities from1962 -2012. The list was voted on by Australia’s five Fashion Laureates: Akira Isagowa, Collette Dinnigan, Carla Zampatti, Pamela Easton & Lydia Pearson and Simon Lock.

The Who’s Who list is cast in bronze and on permanent display at The Intersection Paddington.

Be sure to check out the Street Style tab above for further imagery on the fab fashions that were on display last night!