The Kahlo Girl Will Be Leather-Clad for Spring
They might be relatively new to the runway game, but Kahlo can put on a Fashion Week show.
The fresh Australian fashion label did exactly what they do best for the Spring Summer 2014/15 collection, titled "Systematic": leather, leather and more leather. Shell crop tops paired with long shorts, and laser-cut leather ensembles were the show standouts. Kahlo kept the inscouent '90s theme strong throughout the line with more off-the-body silhouettes and androgynous, flat footwear. Metallic hues were in almost every look, from shimmering silver and gold to matte pewter and a glossy stone shade. But, if it wasn't shiny, garments in this line were soft mint, pale pink, grey or black.
We chatted briefly to Fay Ogunbadejo and Rachelle Sinclair from Kahlo before the show, who told us a little bit about how they dreamt up the new line: "The inspiration behind the Kahlo SS14/15 collection comes from simple moments and fragments — the feminine silhouette, the '90s power model, the teenage sports hall hangout. . . Inspired by minimalism, clean lines and simplicity, the collection incorporates metallic and holographic leather in rose gold and silver coupled with a colour pallet of mint, pale pink, blush and grey marl to invoke a mood — a spirit and daring drip fed into this collection's lines and contours."
Scroll on to see the runway highlights.