Tiff Manuel’s live installation was a unique opportunity for Happy Tiff fans to see the artist-come-designer’s new line of wearable Tiff products.
The brightly dressed models walked from Hindmarsh Square to Art Hunt Studios on Pirie Street, where guests enjoyed canapés, rosé and Italian mineral water whilst feasting their eyes upon the beauty of art and fashion combined.
The first line included pastel shift dresses, shirts, harem pants and full-length gowns. I particularly liked the long, oversized pastel gown – I envision Anna Wintour rocking it with her staple crystal necklaces.
The second line was filled with dark black backdrops sharply contrasted with bright pops of colour. The oversized shift dress won my heart, and though it looks amazing paired with casual white sneakers, it would look just as good with a pair of chunky platform heels. A dress that can take you from day to night with the switch of a shoe is a dress worth buying.
Tiff gave a warm speech at the end of the show before continuing the live installation on Hindmarsh Square, where models showcased the artwear standing upon little platforms.
Keep an eye on the Tiff Manuel website – we’ll soon know what the future holds for this collection. It may just be some fun for the Festival but if we’re lucky, we may just be able to wear some of this amazing art some time soon.
Photos by Meaghan Coles, Now and Then Photography