Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia: Alice McCall

Fashion Weeks

AliceMcCall-styleonthecouch-sydneyfashionweek-6

London born, Australian designer Alice McCall founded her namesake label in 2004 following a career as a stylist, working with fashion titles such as Dazed & Confused and pop and rock icons Beyonce and Deborah Harry.  The brand reflects all of this history and development: McCall’s is a brand of feminine charm meets bohemia meets rock […]

Milan Fashion Week AW14/15 Series: Jil Sander

Collections, Fashion Weeks

JilSander-AW14-styleonthecouch-5

I spied a wonderful pair of white boots on my fashion-friend Sara’s Instagram feed and I just had to asked her where they were from. She replied to me that they from Jil Sander, whose recent AW14/15 collection for Milan Fashion Week was an amazing series of cosmopolitan and cool designs in monochrome, grey and soft pastel […]

Milan Fashion Week AW14/15 Series: Dolce & Gabbana

Collections, Fashion Weeks

Dolce & Gabbana AW14-styleonthecouch

Once upon a time…. a label named Dolce & Gabbana created a magical collection fit for the characters in fairy tales.  For Autumn Winter 14/15 a virtual storyboard of clothes presented us woodland animals (appliqué woodland creatures prints); late Baroque mini-dresses and coats and hoods for a modern-day Red Riding Hood. But oh for the […]

Milan Fashion Week AW14/15 Series: Gucci

Collections, Fashion Weeks

Gucci-AW14-styleonthecouch2

50s pastel hues and 60s mod styling: preppy glasses and go-go boots; mohair and leather textures meant a distinctly new feel for the usually ‘foxy glam’ Gucci this AW14. The subdued pastel colour scheme was a win for me in this collection.  Susie Lau, writing for Dazed Magazine described this as a ‘My Little Pony palette’ […]

Milan Fashion Week AW14/15 Series: Versace

Collections, Fashion Weeks

Versace-AW14-styleonthecouch-4

For AW14, Donatella Versace tells us “This is a collection about the power of a women.”  Military styling (think the Beatles in their Lonely Hearts Club stage) met with baton twirling dancers in this sexily-styled, provocative collection of mini dresses with lace-up boots, long, lean silk dresses and not forgetting the signature Versace bling. “Bias […]