Thursday, April 27, 2006

Bettina Liano

Designer show: Bettina Liano
Location: Harbour Room
Time: 11am, 27 April
1980 was not just the year when Blondie’s Call Me was number one on the US Music chart... It was also the year when Bettina Liano was launched. Back then it was the simple, draped jersey dresses that caught fashionistas attention.

2006 we’d associate Bettina Liano with skinny jeans, and a romantic yet rocky attitude. A clear sign of this was the excellent music choice for the show; remixes of Jimi Hendrix and AC/DC contributed to the brilliant atmosphere in the room. Liano’s Cult Romantics collection is a modern take on the 60’s roc
k and deco glamour (though 'glam' is hardly the word that springs to mind when you think of Hendrix and the Young brothers' image).

Much like Charlie Brown yesterday, the colour palette was strong; blood red, rustic gold and metallic undertones were a contrast against crispy white and black. Flirty chambermaid-style apron tops and high waisted swing skirts played big parts of the show. A nice touch was the eye-
catching, bright red, low-cut boots, launched as part her new accessory line. We can see ourselves coming back for more of this.


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