RAFW 2011: Backstage Beauty + Fashion with Miss Unkon Spring Summer 2011/12

| 4 May , 2011 | Reply

It would have been a surprise for the security to see a man enter this show. It’s as girly as fashion could get. It’s nostalgic, magical and super fun.

It’s floating on a cloud of flirty pastel frocks, ruffle-laden jackets and maxis. Miss Unkon’s Spring Summer 2011 collection was a whimsical escape away to a land where little girls’ dreams come true. Designer, Courtney Meyer, sketched out a hypothetical world where pink unicorns exist. And in this showcase at RAFW, her unicorn was actually peach and lilac.

She knows her customer loves youthful charm with a hint of attitude. It featured simple silhouettes with intricate lace detailing and square cut-outs. The 32 looks running on a colour palette of a Barbie’s closet; pastel pink, light coral and candy pink. But there were several strong camel pieces, very unlike summer!

While Courtney’s mother couldn’t stop talking about the accessories for the show (all designed by her daughter’s close friends and family), the stompy black boots were unmissable. Ironical feminine charm, maybe?

The cheeky clothes were balanced with an earthy and rusty make-up.

Head make-up artist for Napolean Perdis, Kate Squires, titled the look as an “exclusive Unkon bohemian“. Washed peach across the eye with white highlights under the eye added to the tribal aesthetic. Forget the apples of the cheek, Miss Unkon girl gets a sharp and bold tint on the ENTIRE cheek. Very girly, very fun. And not to forget the super funky African tribal body painting on models. Do we see a new body art trend coming through?

The hair – crimped, braided and then tied in a messy bun. You would think, a little was responsible for that hair. Or perhaps, a little girl messed up the hair?

We caught up with the designer to talk us through her inspiration behind the beautiful collection. Check out the video:

All photographs and video have been taken by Samsung NX10 by Ichiro Taniguchi.



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