A combined Swim runway showed collections by Aqua Blu, Duskii and Palm Swimwear, before visiting New Yorker Cynthia Rowley brought a Montauk feel to the evening’s proceedings, with her pop-beach take on surf culture.
Rowley’s girls wore mirrored aviators and red lippie with their folkloric dresses and fringed suede jackets before diving into colourful neoprene territory. The designer ensured she’d snag today’s front pages by balancing models in her covetable printed shorty wetsuits on surf boards held aloft by bronzed bodies from Bondi Rescue.
The day closed out with 10 Pieces - Australia’s answer to Yeezy by restaurateur Maurice Terzini and his partner in life as well as fashion Lucy Hinckfuss.
You may remember their show from last year when they emptied the Icebergs pool for a runway and accessorized their models with drones. This time, they packed an empty lot at Fox Studios with hundreds of friends and fashionistas and screened a short film made in collaboration with Fitbit. Then 10 models stomped out clad in layers of monochrome sportswear, including a knitwear collaboration with John Macarthur from Purl Harbour. A singular vision, and a striking one that had nothing to do with the sun-bleached Sydney of cliche.