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RMIT “Dangerous Goods” runway Part 2 (+ video)


Head opened up the RMIT ‘Dangerous Goods’ runway show with her collection ‘A perfect circle’. With neoprene clad models, the collection was blazing in electric blue and black, and overstated with circular formations, from necklines to entire dresses.

Safa Taghizadeit dabbled into the conflicting world of old and new traditions of men’s fashion. From the man of yesteryear in a perfectly grey tailored suit, to today’s modern man in digital prints, cropped bottoms and sleeveless fine wool, all wrapped up in a perfectly tied sash.

Meg Kolac was vibrant in citrus lime and a yarn of fun. From knitted booties to spotted retro pants, the standout piece was her multi-layered knitted dress, in an assortment of muted colors: red, lime, yellow and olive.

Katelyn Donald’s collection began with smart embellished black jackets and high-waisted tailored pants. Careful attention to the pants gave an insight into what was next: feminine ruching. In a palette of rose, camel and lilac, models clad in sand colored heels, glided down the runway draped in contrasting and intricately ruched dresses.

Laura Anderson, drawing inspiration from the spiraling effect of staircases presented an edgy, leather-bound collection, comprising of sheer leggings, dangerous thigh cut-outs and phenomenal digital printed boudoir.

Jo Templin’s range of fleeting ethereal dreams was made up of a delicate range of white harem pants, maxis and mini dresses. Adorned with soft shoulder details and sheer fabrics, her collection had an aesthetic of freedom and fragility.

Limitless of imagination, Kate Bolzonello presented a collection that could only be described as a fairy tale. With clouds being a clear inspiration, models were padded and puffed in voluminous, quilted tulip skirts and sheer sleeves. Bold and mystical in maroons, greys, creams and browns, Peter-Pan collars put the finishing touch on this magical range.

Sarah Kirby’s play on the illusion of 2-d and 3-d, materialized into a collection of angular-shaped dresses in explosive colors: orange, coral and lilac, and printed geometric lines, providing depth and shadow.

Rebecca Martin’s ‘New Skin’ collection was reminiscent of gladiator armour, with structured corsets, shoulders and breast-plates a key feature amongst the fluidity of sheer creams and blacks under red bodysuits.

With softness and draping appearing to be a key look on the runway, Laura Gardner’s asymmetrical take was refreshing. In hues of camel, creams and lilac, her standout piece was her collared, knotted-detailed lilac jumpsuit,

Fiona Torcasio’s collection was an air of vintage cool, with models strutting down the runway in aviator goggles and lace-up shoes. Her mechanical beauties were dressed in immaculate floor-length trench coats, structured dungarees, working-girl overalls in a swarm of military colors: black, olive, ash and charcoal grey.

Genevieve Kulesza’s amusing collection consisted of a kaleidoscope of luminous, multi-colored lingerie, wrapped in plastic and adorned with mythical sea creatures of the deep.

Taka Kunitoshi’s range for men and women was simple and clean with a heavy emphasis on intense construction. Comprising of a monochromatic palette, Kunitoshi featured cut-outs, sleeveless tops, abstract lines and detailed dresses.

Jack Loder’s modern interpretation the couture ideal was perfectly translated through his classic collection: bejeweled bodices with trailing petals, lace- adorned details and classic silhouettes.

Grace Lillian Lee presented an exotic range made up of speck lings of black and gold. Entitled ‘Intertwined’ her collection was made up of bodysuits, dresses and tights all decorated with extravagant rope detail, sheer fabrics, lattice and eye-popping features.

Closing up the runway, Kate Sala’s collection was the epitomy of French cool. Behind colorful specs and decked in St Tropez white collared shirts in daring primary colors: red, blue and yellow. Kitsch in platform sneakers, cropped tops, sheer details and banded arms in ruched skirts, Sala ended the incredible RMIT runway series on a bright note!

Congratulations to Laura Anderson for being the enviable winner of the coveted RMIT Student prize. Anderson will be heading off to Milan for an internship with a well-established fashion house, to further thrive her skill and creativity.

Wise words by Rosa Nguyen

Inventive images by Daniel Archer

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