With a burst of colour and a rustle of silk, the AW collection by Review delivered on what we’ve come to expect from the label with elegant, glamorous designs that are decidedly feminine.
The parade began with the few black and white designs that seem to be obligatory this season. Lace and sheer fabrics gave a long-sleeved, mod-type mini a modern update, while a very Chanel-styled skirt and jacket ensemble stayed true to Review’s structured, feminine style.
Although the brand did not quite break from the winter foundation of blacks and greys, the collection had a range of designs with a bright colour palette of deep pinks, purples and turquoise to brighten up the black and white pieces.
Even from the sidelines, the fabrics on the runway looked luxurious and rich in silk, lace and wool blends that evoke the classic glamour of the Review look. Their trademark sunray-pleated skirts made an appearance in one design; others had the 1950s fullness or the strong silhouette of the pencil skirt.
Review has long been known for the structured dresses, shiny embellishment and feminine touches that are so on trend this season, ensuring the collection’s popularity with brand-loyalists and new customers alike.
Pretty prose by Stephanie Anderson
Inventive imagery by Michael TodorTags: loreal melbourne fashion festival, review, VAMFF