stem the flow

Last night Rohan and I along with our friends Debbie, Sandra and Jane attended Gail Sorronda's SS12 show 'stem the flow'. We started the night off with dinner at my favourite little Italian place in the rocks (gingham tablecloths and all!) and then wandered down to the OPT for the much anticipated show. 

The opening featured cute pleated white shirts and smocked blouses with puff sleeves which then transitioned through to fitted body-con dresses in a lightweight jersey and a stunning long, black pleated skirt. I loved the flat shoes, especially with some of the dressier pieces and Debbie is excited to try out a DIY ribbon choker inspired by the show. The accessories were kept to a minimal this season, though I loved the wide-brimmed hats with cut-out tops and long, refined necklaces. Debbie and Jane represented in the audience with with the beaded cap, sequinned mask and pom pom headband. 

Gail has been one of my favourite Australian designers for the past few years now. I think one of things I love most about the label is that it has a timeless aesthetic, the palette is always black and white and the collections never influenced by trends. This season the inspiration was "fluidity suspended in time" which came across in the accordion pleats and loose, flowing garments. In the background a video of ice dripping as it melts set the mood for the show. Perfection.

1. Debbie, Sandy, Jane and I before the show, 2. Debbie and Jane in their favourite Gail pieces, 3. The video playing at the start of the runway, 4. Backstage photo from The Vine, 5 -10. Runway images from Vogue.