Monday, 20 December 2010

Elliot's spirit of clothing


I always thought that some clothes have an energy of 
their own, essentially the ones featuring bespoke tailoring 
attributes, classy fabrics and able to express the designer's 
hallmark and when I first saw the “Spirit of Clothing” 
AW11 collection from budding Australian designer 
Elliot Ward-Fear I suddenly got that feeling.


A playful cohesive collection showing structural highly feminine
silhouettes made by clever cutting with slid down sleeves, sharp
placed lines and amazing paneled pieces featuring collars and
cuffs among which a sassy sleeveless cutaway jacket.


I also adore Elliot's sort of European taste for quality fabrics 
like the caramel-brown boiled wool of his seamed dress and 
his layered outlooks. Quite intriguing even the smart candy
pink short jacket with ruffled skirt and his deconstructed 
chalky tennis dress with pink insertions.


Elliot Ward-Fear's label, “the self-titled brand” by the latterlly
TAFE New South Wales graduated, seems to hold all the
cards to boost its name contrary to the 10 inch wooden
platforms that led models to tumble down in his RAFW
debut show. Ward-Fear ain't fear of heights.

lookbook photos by Thom Kerr styled by Sarah Babcock
behind the scenes by Thom Kerr via www.thevine.com.au

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