2013 MBFWA: Michael Lo Sordo
Thank goodness Michael lo Sordo instructed his models to walk slowly, because it gave us all the more time to inspect his carefully considered and wonderfully constructed designs. Like we saw from the Sydney-based designer last year, form followed by precise detail was paramount to this collection — with Mr Lo Sordo winning us over with some very clever fantail pleating that seemed to fall, waterfall-like, from focal points on the female form: the sternum, the small of the back, and the back of the knees. Heavy fabrics made frills looks strong and deliberate instead of flippant, with neoprene, bonded jersey and leather working fabulously with this 3D vibe. Please Sir, can we have some more?
- Colours: Black, white and pale blue and cobalt.
- Trends: Frills, trumpet skirts, crop tops, leather, minimalism, suiting, jodhpur pants, Bermuda shorts and neoprene.
- Key Looks: A tiered crop top and trumpet skirt combo drew gasps, as did a rather sexy grey backless jumpsuit. Backwards shirting and drop-crotch trousers gave a relaxed look. Julia Nobis opened in an interestingly spliced windcheater top and Ruby Jean Wilson closed in a razor sharp cobalt cocktail dress.
- Accessories: Celine-inspired black pool-slide sandals by Nike.