As the only menswear brand showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, seeing it was a must. Having seen the brand's Harrolds pre-catwalk collection I understood the true meaning of unisex. Ok so it didn't have dresses, but then I've never really truly needed a dress, probably because I am too FEMALE, if you get my drift! The Harrolds collection is a lot of basics, with softest-to-touch tees, short and long sleeves, then pants short and long and finally jackets and coats and they are all available in extra small. 'Just perfect for women', the tiny assistant explained.
At the show itself there was a smoke machine, Lupe Fiasco catwalking and a new track from Danny Daze, plus a range of anyone who's anybody in menswear in Australia.
Song for the Mute is the creative union of award-winning graphic artist Melvin Tanaya and Parisian-born, Italian-trained fashion designer, Lyna Ty. It's an international brand and stocked worldwide.
For me it was all about textures - virgin wool, alpaca, waxed fibres and lots of layering, and the designers received a nomination for the International Woolmark Prize barely one hour before the show, which really figures. The line is easy although it's still structured in its jackets and coats. There are more styles in pants than I ever thought possible, although the brand’s signature drop-crotch track pants were at the forefront.
The colour palette was mainly muted greys and black with flashes of white bombers and shirts as the contrast. My FAVOURITE was the frayed trims, the hems on track shorts, the skin tight suiting long johns...in fact everything in suiting!
Thank god you can find them in Europe and let's just hope they do extra small.