Sera Lilly at NZFW 2010 – Review
COLLECTION NAME: The Sisters Of San Salvador
WHERE: Westpac Tent
The shows opening had attendees waiting in anticipation, all 44 models concealed mid-centre runway by floor length curtains . In a reverse finale, the curtains fell to reveal the entire collection on the models poised like dolls in the shop window.
Lilly, lauded for her feminine silhouettes and luxe statement separates showed a comprehensive collection sent down the run way in three quite distinct categories.
ANDES ADVENTURES: South American drawn inspiration showcased with Aztec woollen ponchos, feather detailing and huge silver tribal neckpieces. Cosy furs, suede and sheepskin (Lilly has a take on the increasingly popular sherling jacket) featured alongside luxe leopard print pants, full circle skirts and dresses.
FIRST LADY FIESTA: Showcased Sera Lilly’s signature cocktail pieces, blouses, bustiers, trenches and dresses with a distinct Latin twist achieved by the uses of sequins, punchy colour combinations, ruffles, flamenco tiering and lush floral patterns.
THE GOVERNERS BALL: This is the couture part of the business, and it shows with hand sewn embellishments on floor length bridal and evening gowns.
The final gown sent down the catwalk was an unconventional gothic black bridal gown complete with veil and train, showing that there’s something for everyone in Sera Lilly’s 2011 Autumn Winter Collection.
Article by Janelle Rennie
Images ©Air New Zealand Fashion Week/Michael Ng