Starfish - NZFW 2011
Starfish presented their Lunatopia collection this evening, giving spectators a taste of what's to come next winter. The collection celebrated trailblazing style icons that shoot for the stars, pursuing new ideas and big risks.
The stars really did come out for Lunatopia, as an aura of natural glam radiated from the collection - complemented by a runway adorned with colourful stars, with some of the models even wearing matching necklaces.
Sparkly details were prominent on scarves and tops, emphasising further the starry accents that were the show's inspiration. Hemp and wool fabrics in midnight blues and jewel accents are essentials in the collection, embracing fearless femininity.
While there were many stylish designs, my favourites were the practical but chic trenches in gun-metal tones. These were featured alongside masculine, fitted jackets that gave an air of chic androgyny to the styles.
This orange trench below really stood out, too. Drawing focus to dramatic shoulders and cinched waists, strengthening and enhancing the silhouette.
The show closed with an epic warrior-like formation, where the models blurred the lines of conventional runway structure and marched down the runway in rows of two, with one model leading the pack. Very cutting edge.
This season’s colour palette was a stylish mix of navy blues, greys, bursts of orange, and of course, the staple winter colour: black.
And in keeping with the Starfish difference, the fabrics in this season’s collection were environmentally friendly - with the use of recycled materials and embellished edges, fringes, sequins, and Lurex silks from India. There’s lots of breathability too in the organic cotton knits, and pure linen in this season’s collection is coated to create a wet leatherette look.
With Starfish continuing to lead fashion towards an ethical future, employing new research into natural and eco-friendly fabrics, prints and dyes, it does a spectacular job at creating better choices for its customers.
Starfish were completely successful in combining all this celestial chaos to create an easy and relaxed collection that reflects glam rock and power dressing beautifully.
- Lena Aseeva
Photo courtesy of NZFW - Michael Ng