Rosemount Australian Fashion Week was proud to bring a new collection from label Miss Unkon to the runway for its third consecutive year on Tuesday 3 May, 2011, held in the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay, Sydney.
Miss Unkon’s spring summer 2011/12 collection titled Girls with Kaleidoscope Minds was inspired by the magic of imagination.
Headed by creative director, Courtney Meyer, Miss Unkon (from the German spelling for unkonventional ) is influenced by what is in the heart of a girl; she is feminine with an unconventional edge.
Cargo Theatre was lit by two beautiful large lanterns in the centre of the runway projecting ghostly images of Miss Unkon’s dreams, which set the atmosphere for the ethereal experience to come.
Beautifully draped dresses, tops, and skirts teamed with flouncy shorts and wide leg pants made up the tribal-inspired collection. The models natural beauty oozed a Pocahontas vibe as they floated down the runway in gorgeous natural tones of pastel pink, lush lilac, subtle grey, nude and camel.
This American Indian inspired collection was brought to life with the fine detailing and accessorising of every outfit. With their gorgeously complex braided hair by Shwarzkopf, tribal body artwork created by Becca Gilmartin, earthy makeup by Napoleon Perdis and long beaded necklaces, the models brought the spiritual collection to life.
I really enjoyed the contrast from the feminine silhouettes and colour palette, to the tribal necklaces and black ankle boots, which gave the collection its unconventional edge.
Simple silhouettes came to life with beautiful geometric cut outs, frills, statement lace, intricate low back detailing, and garments held together by elaborate string ties.
As the models walked down the runway, I envisioned them running through a forest or grassy field with an effortless beauty. A gorgeous collection, representing a feminine beauty with an unconventional twist.
By Alexandra Ireland
Photographer: Michael Greves