Forward PR showcased the latest collections of their represented brands last week. It was an event that allowed these designers to present their latest collections in an informal and intimate setting, and a real chance for various editors to handle to the various collections.
Busardi Autumn/Winter 2014:
The standout of this event was Busardi’s latest collection which was a hybrid of sorts: it combined the traditional Thai couturier methods that we had seen in previous collections, with lace appliqué in the form of 'thorns' and darker shades emphasizing the more subversive side of the label. Classic colours of rose pink and sky blue mingled with the provocative slits, shorter cuts and richer and darker colours: plums, crimsons, royal purples, dark blue and black. Busardi Muntarbhorn discusses how her ‘girls are no longer prim and proper this season’, and this was certainly true, whilst keeping the label’s signature use of floral lace, three dimensional rose and petal appliqué which continues to run through this collection.
Alongside Busardi were the latest in upcoming designers, from Hiroko Nakajima’s sumptuous knitwear to Alexandra Harper’s sleek millinery designs, and stopping off at Carrie- Anne Stein’s structured, androgynous and oversized silhouettes with allusions to smutty seaside humour, advertising examples of sexual innuendo and a brash colour palette. Forward PR showcased designers truly coming into their own and embracing a more mature, a more adult persona.
Hiroko Nakajima Autumn/Winter 2014:
Alexandra Harper Millinery Autumn/Winter 2014:
Photography: Josh Brandao