rafw highlight # 1


Ms. Couture Lingerie

Lingerie is one of the most difficult areas to innovate in (I mean, really, how many bra & knicker combinations can there actually BE?), fit needs to be flawless and fabrication can make or break a design.  The high-end pieces offered by Juilee Chione-Tullio, who worked as Couture Manager for Alex Perry for 15 years before launching her label Ms. Couture, hit all of these marks impeccably and made her collection a stand-out for me on the final morning of RAFW.

Beyond the intricate corsetry, floating gowns and tulle petticoats the styling and structure of the show was well thought-through, a bit of a relief after so many stock-standard catwalk presentations.  Entitled 'Angel by Day...Vixen by Night' the first group of models were all blondes with bouncing curls showcasing all-white bridal looks, with the second group, in sheer black lace and obsidian jewels, being brunettes with sleek topknots.  The white and black looks were not merely replicated colourways but offered a huge variation in style, and the contrast made for a dramatic finale walk!

Ms. Couture has just opened a store in Sydney at The Strand, Shop 103, 412-414 George St, which will definitely be on my list of places to visit next time I'm up there!

I feel I should add a disclaimer saying I've never taken runway photos before, so they're a bit bodgy...I'm slowly learning though!  There will be squillions of nicer ones elsewhere on the web should you want more detail...

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