Pre-RAFW: Carla Zampatti Spring/Summer 2011-12, Australian Fashion Week

| 28 April , 2011 | Reply

Shitika Anand

To kick things off with sophisticated style, one of Australia\’s most respected designers, Carla Zampatti, hosted a private Spring Summer 11/12 catwalk parade, this morning (April 28th).

Marking Zampatti\’s 46th year in the fashion industry, this show saw several internationally acclaimed models like Rosemary Smith, Rachel Rutt and Meg Lindsey strut down the runway.

Staged in the basement of the company headquarters, the raw backdrop created an ideal contrast for the brightly hued garments.

Titled, The Strength of Simplicity, the collection mused over the bygone decade. Zampatti took inspiration from the 90s, encompassing wiry silhouettes, intense necklines and free-flowing fabrics.

The fabric sheet spelled elegance with organza, crispy georgette and tone-on-tone linen draping, as they effortlessly glided down the runway. The wide-legged pants made an obvious reference to the 90s, while the floor-length gowns reminisced on the brand\’s simplistic aesthetic.

Highlighting the back of every garment, this spring/summer, Zampatti is embracing modern grace and refined structure.

The runway saw a burst of strong summer colours, with tangerine, royal blue and scarlet red on the palette. And of course, Zampatti\’s collection would be incomplete without her signature milky white and deep black garments.

The hair and make-up of the show contradicted the decade, in every shape and shade.

Untouched brows and zilch mascara accentuated the bare eyes while putting lips under the spotlight. The look was highlighted with statement bold lips in shades of plum, maroon and shiraz. The hair was tugged in a braided chignon, again a reminder of the revolting 90s.

You can watch an exclusive video interview with the creative director of M.A.C and the international creative director of Joico – the hair experts – as they will be posted soon.

Interview with Noni Smith, Creative Director of MAC Cosmetics:


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