Alice McCall: Spring Summer 1819 Jul 2018
alice McCALL’s Spring Summer 18 collection has officially dropped in store. ‘Portrait of a Lady’ tells a story of a girl’s playfulness & cheekiness – borrowing the high-octane glamour from her mother’s wardrobe, swinging from sultry velvet to iridescent lurex. She’s a lady with her feminine beguiles and an inner strength, prepping for the world in a double-breasted blazer with buttons studded with crystals. Don’t shy away from that touch of rock ‘n’ roll glamour.
Cast against the mélange of mid-century modern and a decidedly more disco night vibes, there’s a hothouse allure in art nouveau florals to tonal jacquards. Worn by languid ladies sunning themselves on the porch, or when they’re sashaying past in the after-hours. Silver and gold threaded palm trees glisten on ruched tulle, elevating the iconic Tropicana motif. A gilded sunset surprise; a reminder of Australia’s warm weather at alice McCALL’s New York runway debut.
“I was feeling very explorative,” muses the designer on her label’s fall/winter 2018 collection.
“I like the idea of breathing fresh air into a red carpet gown,” says McCall on the readymade for the evening pieces, those dressed-up twin sets of coordinated pleated bodices with skirts of undulating scalloped ruffles. Shimmy by in metallic sinuous pleats or bare the décolletage with a jumpsuit’s neckline cut-out at all-hours – it’s about celebrating the everyday.
The shades are pastels but “dusty, not candy sweet” like the pom pom knits paired with high-waisted jeans in complementary tones. Ornamentation of fancy and fun: like burn-out velvet, abbreviated lengths – all the better to get around in – inject the enduring hourglass silhouettes with a youthful spirit.
Explore the SS18 collection in store now.
Alice McCall is located on Level One.