2013 MBFWA: Shakuhachi
Back in 2011, Shakuhachi gave us the runway show that never ended — ticking off every imagineable trend box in the process. This year we got a more concise edit, but still with the same need-it-now appeal. You could imagine fashion's It-girls and blogger-types jumping all over the on-trend PVC separates, garishly good jungle and tapestry florals and candy-coloured metallic party pieces. But for the less adventurous amongst us there were strikingly simple silhouettes in black and white to fall back on — a particularly good graphic bustier cocktail dress caught out eye, while pretty pastel prints and clean-cut separates in sheer white would look effortless yet modern on a warm Summer's day. There was a distinctively sci-fi element to Shakuhachi's S/S vision, catering to the fully fledged space cadet as well as earth-bound types. Whichever way you chose to wear it, the future is looking mighty fierce.
- Colours: Black, white, coloured metallics, pastels, silver and bold hued prints.
- Trends: Sheer, front-split skirts, wrap-front skirts, coloured metallics, white on white, crop tops, racer-necklines, graphic florals, trumpet skirts and oversized shoulder shapes.
- Key Looks: Fairy-floss coloured metallic separates, iridescent floral prints, sexy/sporty all white ensembles and that cocktail dress with the graphic sweetheart necklines
- Accessories: Thick soled creepers in black and white, peep-toe over the knee neoprene boots, platform sandals in white, black and silver, round, catseye and reflective sunglasses, silver or round coin purses and backpacks, iridescent floral neck collars and sequinned headbands worn like sweatbands.