May 24, 2011

RAFW Lover SS12



I'm at a loss as to what to say about Lover...All cliché's with the label's name have been exhausted, though I think I might've just inadvertently added to that. Lover's Susien Chong and Nic Briand that make Lover the label what we all know and love (couldn't help it) showed their SS12 collection at The Studio in Sydney Opera House to celebrate their 10 year milestone.

Entitled The White Serpent, it drew on Chinese mythology and the label's biggest hits since their humble beginnings at a Bondi market stall in a showcase of the brands evolution.
With a limited palette of ruby red, crisp white, vanilla buff and jet black the pieces were a nostalgic mix of fabrics with the introduction of a more refined silhouettes and textures.

There were sheer French lace dresses, silk satin tunics and trailing trousers, a cropped leather short and an a-line skirt finished with slick ponytails, sky-high pumps edged in gold and a flaming red lip. Not to mention the Lover tuxedo... There was a certain sensuousness that gave new light to the brands signature motif's. The Lover girl's all grown up now and I don't know that there's any going back, though it wouldn't be a bad thing.

Chong said, 'We love the idea that beauty is so enchanting you loose you senses. We wanted something darker and seductive coming through. There's always been an element of white in the range, this time we wanted to give it depth with different textures.'


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