The excitement was palpable during Day 1 of World MasterCard Fashion Week, complete with a football field sized tent which houses the runways, model prep areas, and media R&R spaces. From revelling in Barbie’s dream house of fashions, getting gussied up with makeovers and manicures courtesy of Maybelline, to cocktail delights from Grand Marnier, it was almost too much bling, beauty, and booze to handle… almost!
And what would it all be for if this tent o’ goodies didn’t include our star attractions: the designers and their fashions!
The murmured glee from bloggers and media folk all flocked to see the Pink Tartan and David Dixon shows. Pink Tartan began with an art-house style film and transitioned into their Spring 2014 collection.
White, large bubbles made their way onto collared boxy dresses complete with cozy pockets as well as knee length, bell shaped skirts. The cuts and feminine form channelled Grace Kelly but with a modern flair with whimsical print. Case in point: the use of oversized white daisy prints on black body hugging dresses. Peachy keen, pleated skirts were worn with elegant neck scarves and simple long sleeved shirts. We also saw the fantastic use of sheen and textures in Pink Tartan’s black trousers and button down shirts. Bursts of brightness were injected into the collection via neon and canary yellow, tailored capri shorts. There was also a large use of blacks and whites in chequered and angular prints on scoop neck, short sleeved dresses.
The show to round off Day 1 was David Dixon. He began his collection with an introduction showcasing a starry night sky laced with philosophical and motivational phrases. Inspired by the children’s book “On the Day You Were Born,” we saw cursive writing on his tops and long, billowy skirts. With stretch crepe, silk organza, and hand beaded lace in his collection, there was no shortage of decadence done with delicacy and respect. Favourites of the night included the black sparkling gown with diamond overlay cutouts that sashayed down the runway. Another were the doily laced dresses in snowy whites and midnight blacks. They were oh so demure and oozed femininity. Also eye catching were the black mesh, long sleeve dresses lined with dazzling silver, grey, and black sequins.
Rest up, as we’ve only just begun our coverage of World MasterCard Fashion Week and shining a spotlight on our homegrown crop of talented designers!