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Alpha60 Winter 2012 Runway

A gothic laneway next to St Paul’s Cathedral (is that the scent of incense in the air?), with a youth drop-in van slinging hotdogs out front and black-clad hoards sipping cider while church bells toll; the space for Alpha60’s first solo runway show at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival was idiosyncratically “Melbourne”. It’s heartening to watch as the festival adds more never-before-seen fashion to its line-up, with the addition of Alex Perry’s Spring Summer previews this year and last, the Red Carpet runway featuring Toni Maticevski this time around and now, Alpha60 launching their Winter collection to both industry and the public at the same time.

The collection balances out transeasonal silk in blush with accents of ink and red, with heartier wool in an old-faithful palette of grey and black, often laid out in contrasting blocks of colour. Meanwhile, Alpha60’s feature print this season appears to feature repetitive loops that somewhat mimic chain-mail. Designers Alex and Georgie Cleary have a way with wool; my favourite pieces from them this season being blanket or poncho-style dresses that I want to wrap myself up in immediately (as I’m sure will Melbourne). The most adventurous element of their designs were like the love-child of a dickey – that false front found on tuxedos – and a turtle-neck; here deployed in padded and cable knit versions. Here’s to a cosy collection.

Let me know what you think of Alpha60’s Winter 2012 collection in the comments below.

Alpha60 Winter 2012 Runway at LMFF

Alpha60 Winter 2012 Runway at LMFF

Alpha60 Winter 2012 Runway at LMFF

Alpha60 Winter 2012 Runway at LMFF

Alpha60 Winter 2012 Runway at LMFF

Photography by Andrew Gan

One Thought on “Alpha60 Winter 2012 Runway

  1. Elena Dwyer on March 8, 2012 at 10:09 am said:

    Ooh, I like very much! Most pieces look like they’d suit a variety of body shapes too, which is always a bonus. Lots of classic shapes and style.

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