Salasai at NZFW 2010 – Review
Salasai’s Autumn Winter 2011 collection drew inspiration from the strict, modest attire of religious sects.
Plenty of pleats added movement and texture to a limited colour palette of neutral beige tones opposed by bold black and white statement pieces and splashes of jade green and nude-gold. Landscape printed tunics added shots of limited colour to the collection which also featured black and white geometric symmetrical prints on dresses and over sized grey marl jumpers.
The show felt innocent and somehow dark all at once. Models wore hair long and straight with blunt centre parts and oversized glasses. Both male and female models wore kilts either to the knee, or to the floor in grey, black and jade paired with light long sleeved blouses or simple cotton pocket tees. Ankle skimming pants also accompanied these tees in nude gold or hound’s-tooth.
I enjoyed the innocence, grace and serenity of the collection and the orchestral music that accompanied was a fitting touch.
Article by Janelle Rennie
Photography c/- Micheal Ng for New Zealand Fashion Week