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Salasai is for a fashion forward consumer with exclusive prints from Dutch graphic designer Anouska Vandercamp, known for its effortlessly cool and sophisticated codes on dressing, for the modern man & woman Salasai has previously shown at Air New Zealand Fashion Week. Kirsha Whitcher Salasai designer established the label in 2006 and has previously shown at N.Z.F.W.
Whitcher’s understanding of design shows in each piece especially the delicate fabrics with the cut and little touches proving that she understands the human form with an innovative approach creating a range that is cohesive and this latest collection was certainly that more so than any others I have seen this week.
The theme Heartlands takes a 80’s cut wild west with the colour selection and a Aztec geometric print in cream, navy and brown with black.
This print was used extensively throughout the full diverse range of belted jeans, dresses, shirts with collars and black sleeves.
T-shirt dresses, V-neck short sleeved shirt with no collar, a lovely long black sleeved top with a wide neckline in a fabric that glided over the models body, a top with a black pleated skirt, jeans with the pattern on the front and black fabric on the back, a scarf, a suit, it also featured in men’s wear with a short sleeved button up men’s shirt, round necked T-shirt.
All of the suits were cut the same with 3/4 length sleeves, double breasted, gold buttons and lapel collar, very 80’s cut in Khaki to open the show and in the geometric pattern and yellow along with the shirt a pale yellow hue was used for a suit and a chiffon shirt, and two dresses.
A garment for men I have never seen was a nude chiffon high neck button shirt with a black collar and a ladies round necked top black point sleeves with a nude bow on the neckline teamed with black pants.
A feminine silk navy belted jumpsuit with shoe string straps worked along side maroon dresses and peel me on maroon leather pants.
Aubergine jeans and short sleeved round necked t-shirt for men and two plaid short sleeved collared shirts in navy/white and also maroon/yellow tied the patterned fabrics in the range, finishing off with a large knitted long sleeved jumper in maroon wool on the front and black on the sleeves and back, the colour contrast popped the front of the piece, teamed with leather pants.
The goodie bags contained O.P.I black nail lacquer, Narciso Rodriguez Eau De Parfum, Issey Miyake pocket mirror & Fleur De Bois, Eau De Toilette Limited Edition, Discount for Vidal Wines and DFS Galleria.
Sold in leading boutiques throughout New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong, Whitcher’s focus is now on establishing representation in the Asia Pacific and European regions.
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