Monday, April 30, 2007

RAFW - Anna Thomas

Melbourne-based Anna Thomas is another designer, who in 2003 stepped out on her own, after a few gigs with international designers MaxMara, Karl Lagerfeld and Narcisco Rodriquez. Her mature design direction was prevalent throughout the show, with many numbers to like.

Anna Thomas has become famous for her quality tailoring, though with crisp cotton and stiff metallic creased silk, this collection felt more sporty compared to her previous work. Demure navy coloured shirts with polkadots, and large stripes on ra-ra skirts came out first, only to give way to tulip skirts and sack dresses in more subtle, solid colours. The items were combined with well cut pin-striped suite jackets that felt almost Marc Jacobs in a way. What added to this was the flat masculine shoes that looked a tad too big on all the girls – very cool indeed. To top things off, Anna Thomas’ baby girl was in the audience – wearing a tiny little navy polkadot dress complete with acid-green belt. The woman has style.

Colours: White, navy, acid green, teak,
Silhouttes: Bottle shapes and loose tulip shapes,
Fabrics: Cotton and metallic silk
Particular garments: A fantastic feminine shirts dress and over sized masculine shoes


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