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Pandora’s Wonderland Spring Fashion & Racing Carnival Launch


Wonderland showcased race wear, racier lingerie, resort wear and menswear. Atop these designers collections sat the works of the extraordinarily talented Melbourne milliner Marilena Romeo.

First down the runway was K.B.A.D (Karin Bochnik Altman Design). Launched in 2007, K.B.A.D. sent out a collection inspired by icebergs consisting of graceful, diaphanous frocks. Soft sheer layers, razor sharp lines and specially crafted fabrics worked to imbue the collection with the effect of light and movement in a glacier.

K.B.A.D was followed down the runway by Kuwaii run by Kristy Barber who studied right here in Melbourne at Box Hill Tafe. Kristy’s collection warmed up the runway. With a striking blend of clean modern lines and feminine frills; Kuwaii served up sizzling vibrant orange, classic black and white and symmetrical shapes to dramatic effect.

Then, with resort wear, more frills and bright hues followed. White Sands Australia created by Leah Madden showed us resort wear should be fun and sexy at the same time. Strutting down the runway were models decked out in cheeky Brazilian cut bathers with stunning details and of course; lots of ruffles.

Agua Bendita was one of the favourites, bringing a carnivalesque attitude to the runway with colourful swimming costumes. Bring on Summer.

The talented Natalie Begg sent out lingerie in a mixture of soft pinks and whites with french lace trimmings. Also featured in the collection were sets in stunningly sheer fabrics and delicate silks.

Hopeless Hotel wowed the crowd with slinky, sexy lingerie that had a decidedly naughty (but nice) vibe.With colours inspired by the classic movie Jaws; the collection came in Navy, white, black and vibrant reds. Handcrafted from silk and organic cotton and adorned with cheeky bows; this lingerie has a distinctly vintage ‘pin up’ feel about it.

Joe Black the Tailor has been an institution in Australian menswear since the 1880’s. Having dressed dapper Aussie gents for generations, Joe Black once again delivered with classic cuts, colours and quality to wrap up Pandora’s Wonderland for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.

Guest blogged by Rebecca of Whatever She Said Then I’m That.

Pretty pictures by Hannah Caldwell Photography

3 Thoughts on “Pandora’s Wonderland Spring Fashion & Racing Carnival Launch

  1. Thanks so much for the lovely words!!

    Gaby – Hopeless xoxo

  2. Go Gaby! What wonderful images!

  3. Hopeless hotel has some sexy stuff!

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