The Royal Wedding syndrome seeped through Alex Perry\’s Spring Summer 2011/12 collection, on day one of RAFW this morning. Except Perry went for a Cuban Princess, who detaches herself from the â€˜royal\’ aspect of her title.Â She loves cocktails on the verandah followed by a synchronised dance routine on MJ’s Thriller.
The chilly breeze on the Sydney harbour forced a sea of bloggers, high-profile media personalities and magazine editors to jam into a room that was about to witness a fashionable disco.
It was refreshing to see a burst of bold colours down the runway, particularly for Alex Perry, who loves his neutral shades. But, we\’re not complaining. Apart from black, the palette included tangerine, siren red, sherbet pink and aqua blue.
Double-stitched collared jackets with sharp pencil skirts gave a whole new meaning to professional wear. Forget the boring round necklines, as this summer Perry is dictating something more conservative and modern. We\’re talking cowl necks, inverted Vs and super high necklines.
Plenty of billowing fabrics to choose from, with georgettes, crochet, crisp silk and shimmery satin attires gliding down the cubic runway.
The Perry girl who loves to break a leg on the dance floor wasn\’t disregarded, as the party frocks blinded the lens with lavish glitter and sequins work. You might need Alex\’s signature sunnies to view them. Not kidding. Even some of the evening gowns were accompanied with a long fabric slit for that legged-oomph! ooh la la.
An Eastern inspiration was obvious with obi belt trims and oriental floral prints seen on some knee-length dresses.
With MJ, Britney Spears and Rihanna on the playlist, everyone was surely in for a 20-minute party at this RAFW show.
This summer, Alex Perry will either be holidaying in Cuba or perhaps hosting a Cuban-inspired party in his Sydney HQ. Keep an eye out for it.
We saw the first half of Perry’s collection when he previewed it at LMFF, check it out here if you missed it with the glamboyant Megan Gale leading the charge down the catwalk.
Watch the finale video we took:
All the images and video were taken by Shitika Anand, who used a Samsung NX 10 DSLR camera.