Everyone has wrapped up coverage of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia which ended 16 Apr and I’m still hanging in there….I’m one person covering the shows and I don’t mind taking my time going over some of the shows…there was really too much beauty to crank it out and plus there’s things like traveling back home, etc. However getting to this show is really something I couldn’t wait to talk about. I was in LOVE with it the moment it started. The models WALKED the runway like it was always meant to be walked. Slow. Strategically. Purposefully. Aware. They walked with attention to detail calling my attention to every detail of the design. The flounce of the cape or collar….the curve of the textile; as the textile was also walking down the runway. This is what couture is about….garments walking as one with the model….textiles living and breathing revealing the time and thought put into each piece. It’s a show not to be missed.
When a peplum speaks…what does it say? Does it speak of its heritage….originating back from ancient times…or does it speak in aerodynamics? Does it talk about the way the air moves across its surface? Does it talk about the play that gravity, motion, and friction has upon it as it flounces, swishes, and pauses as it moves along towards the end of the runway and the waiting pit of photographers?
In red. In black. In crisp white and lovely off-white. In gray. Betty Tran’s designs were phenomenal, but for me the designs were made by the models and their walks, turns, etc. I thought whoever planned or coordinated this show was brilliant. Standing shoulder to shoulder in the pit with the rest of the photographers….there was nothing but the focused clicks of the shutters and the occasional sigh of happiness observing the beauty that unfolded. Of course this is just my interpretation. My view, as can be seen, was a bit obscured, BUT that didn’t stop me from taking my shots anyway. It turned out some of my best Gallery Pics…..
Queen Mab, introduced in another post, came to me in a beautiful gown when I worked this image.
Her images were inclined to take me on a journey into the zone…..as in Twilight Zone. They were very 60’s and very thriller. I couldn’t help but fall into the zone of writing…and there is a story here to be told in the stills…..to be continued..
The look of classic fashion. The turn. The Exit. This image ‘The Exit’ is very Chanel in its vibe. Just the level of detail and attention is staggering….look at the way the fabric drapes in the fishtail. Look at the sleeve….that shows such volume and negative space in a beautiful way.
La Femme was an amazing shot. I loved discovering it. It’s simply the tale of a woman leaving the room. Never to be forgotten….her gown exits last.
….and then finally…..this one is titled….’Nike en Repose’. I LOVE this image. If I could….this is likely the image I’d give to Betty Tran if she was interested in seeing the hidden realm behind her designs as seen by one photographer, LaDonna J. Davis. Who knows…..if she reads this post….if she loves what she has seen….and if she contacts me…then perhaps one of my images may hang in the studio or atelier of designer Betty Tran. I think it would be fitting as her show was very feminine and opened with words about feminism and strength and success. Who better to represent success and victory, but the eternal Nike.
……these images, the Gallery Pics, will be available for sale in my Etsy shop and will be limited editions in case you’re interested…..until next time….Travel Spritely.