Thursday, September 24, 2009

ANZFW 09 - Kate Sylvester show

Like Zambesi the night before, and Nom D earlier in the day, Kate Sylvester did not disappoint her legion of faithful fans with a strong show in an inner city warehouse. Conceptually the range and styling was a tribute to one of Auckland's foremost style leaders - "Black Lips" herself, the ever fabulous Judith Baragwanath. For many years the model, turned style icon and writer, was the most individual dresser in town and has long been admired for her satorial panache so it was great to see Kate Sylvester tipping a hat in her direction. The event had a festival atmosphere and without a doubt, the most stylish audience yet. Set to a soundtrack of fuzz rock classics, Sylvester, with the help of long time cohort Karen Inderbitzen-Waller, rolled out a substantial collection which ended with troupe of models stomping down both runways. A highlight for the crowd it seemed was male model PC cruising the catwalk in a women's full slip and boots - and - in a fashion week strangely lacking in goodie bags (recession, I know) the three KS medals have undoubtedly been a highlight already