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Mid-Mouse Runways at Penthouse Mouse 2012

Fitzroy’s 221 Kerr Street was transformed into an underground art space meets design mecca for two brilliantly individual runways, brought to you by the folk at Penthouse Mouse.

Leonard St presented a rich palette featuring warm autumnal tones, clashed with bold prints. Silhouettes were relaxed and the overall feel of the collection was pared back eclectic with subtle tribal injections

Burgundys, caramels and warm neutrals worn together brought layers to life in Autonomy’s collection for men. Puffer vests, ribbed knits and duffle coats were paramount.

Smudged digital prints and layered silks evoked dream like qualities in The Social Studio’s collection. Pops of red strengthened the statement and elevated the otherwise subdued tones.

The statement lied in the silhouette at Kings of Carnaby. Cap sleeve, gather waist dresses in metallic gold and candy prints were stand outs for women while the men’s green and blue tartan check suit took hold with innovative appeal.

Fifties silhouettes were referenced by Bento with tulle underlay A-Line skirts, fine knit cardigans and collarless jackets.

Upper Left Arm utilised playful props and childlike wigs to add an element of fun and folly to their pared back, preppy collection for men and women.

Asymmetrical draping and layering were at the forefront of Alistair Trung’s collection. The leather skirt with fur trim was a favourite.

Above. played on the notion of man style tailoring, translated through a predominantly neutral palette of spliced fabrics, tweeds, fine mesh and injections of tartan and houndstooth. A modern take on classic elements.

Rich fabrications were key to Where Lovers Lie with a focus on sequins, fur and corduroy. The black leather spliced cape was a highlight.

Raggatt played on gathering and asymmetry. Tomato red peplum style detailing was worked back with drop crotches and slouchier silhouettes for a careful combination of structured meets relaxed.

Neo Dia showcased textural brilliance with fluffy yarns and golf green like wool blends mixed with crisp white shirting, patent trims and sheer mesh.

Trimapee’s deconstructed silhouettes for men and women focused predominantly on a monochromatic palette of black with injections of a striking printed silk in red, white and grey.

Fluoro mesh, and fully embellished head to toe jumpsuits took Di$count’s collection a frivolous step above. The silver hardware dress and spiked head piece combination was a favourite.

Have you discovered any new labels you already love at Penthouse Mouse?

Guest post by Taylor Kelly
Photography by Claire Young

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