With the Chanel Cruise collection just presented methinks that this write up comes to surface at just the right time. I’ve had a week to concoct a fitting review of my favourite womenswear label in Australian fashion. Uncle Karl played it safe this year with his cruise collection, black and white with some interesting shapes, very Chanel but if you want to be swimming in colours and textures this cruise season get yourself some Wonders Cease.
Spring/Summer never looked so good! Sportswear as nightwear (think tennis skirts…pleated, racer cut tops in hues of vivid red and deep ultramarine). The elegance of it all reminded me of the society woman attempting ‘sport’. I’ve seen Wonders Cease really grow and take centre stage at RAFW SS12. The sport luxe vibe rendered in peacock green, teal, burnt orange, gold and nude garments trimmed with leather exuded the eloquent simplicity of their design. Simple yes, boring never. Attuned to the harsh climate of our wonderful Australia the collection is extremely wearable in a season that knows its’ extremes and that’s where I think Wonders Cease hits their mark (pun intended).
The Australian lifestyle demands a certain athleticism of the Australian woman whoever she maybe, the garments from this collection afford her the comfort, style and most importantly the elegance to stay chic and cool at the same time. Whether she’ll be donning the Wonders Cease upfront slit pleated maxi skirt in blazing red or the deep teal resort trousers (cuffs turned up, of course) will depend on where she’ll be spending her cruise season. One can only imagine the collection beautifully posed against our most beautiful natural wonders…perhaps the collection’s leather visor to deflect the light streaming from the canopy of the Daintree Rainforest?
Having known that the Wonders Cease look consists of a balance between either a simple cut in a luxurious fabric, clean tailoring with fluid detail or a bold colour paired with a neutral – the creative subversion achieved by Edwards and Fitzgerald in this collection foretells the wonders already beginning from this label that has moved on from ‘up-and-coming’ and instead places itself in the running to be one of Australia’s best mid to high-end womenswear labels.
On your marks, get set, go!!!
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