2013 MBFWA: Roopa Pemmaraju
This was Indian-born, Sydney based designer Roopa Pemmaraju's second fashion week showing and the collection was just as full of jubilent prints as it was her debut show. Working predominently with traditional indigenous artists, Roopa works to further the cause of ethical and fair trade business — turning their vibrant artworks into headturning garments. Clever placement of prints of the body works to brilliant effect, with contrasting sleeves, collars and waistbands upping the eye candy quotient of brilliantly-hued shirt dresses and shifts. Wallflowers: beware. This stuff will get you noticed.
- Colours: All the colours of the rainbow, and then some.
- Trends: Graphic prints, bold colour, contrast collars.
- Key Looks: The more structured shift dresses and separates looked fresh and modern.
- Accessories: Dramatic beaded, drop tassle earrings, flat embellished sandals and pom-pom adorned tribal collars.