Friday, September 6, 2013

NZFW 2013 - Stolen Girlfriends Club "Dirty Magic"

Situated in the sprawling basement of the Red Bull building Stolen Girlfriends Club once again showed just why the label has grown so popular with their Dirty Magic collection. The biggest crowd of NZFW 2013 surged around the criss-cross catwalk supping on Steinlagers and cocktails in the now legendary jam jars whilst waiting for the show to begin in quiet anticipation. Dirty Magic could be tagged 'grunge', 'boho' or 'punk' but to these eyes at least there was a healthy dose of rock'n'roll hippy as well, 'Got a Black Magic Woman' sprung to mind. Heavy velvet, paisley, and plaid chiffon added a tone of incense to the air but the soundtrack of The Dead Weather, The Kills, The Horrors and The Datsuns - who played at the after party - was decidedly more rock'n'roll/punk in keeping with the tartan and leather themes in the collection. Stylist and long time cohort of the label Zara Mirken added footwear and accessories to suit and several very cool pieces created by colab partner Fernando Perra straddled the themes within the collection perfectly. Oh, and there were hats, great hats! M,A.C supremo James Molloy and his crew created a stunning rainbow eye to the brief; "Pagan Punk in Inky Tones" and Greg Murrell and the team and Ryder excelled with several outstanding mohawks and vibrant, pretty brushed look across the girls. Of special mention was the sweet set design by Paris Kirby and Dominic Oldrey that did much to transform the concrete bunker status of the room into something more akin to 'Dirty Magic". Congrats to Stolens for an accomplished collection. All BTS images here by Sam Lee.