Pulling a full house on Day Five of fashion week is no easy task, but the eager masses crowded into to the darkened Theatre to see the runway debut from Staple the Label. The street label is an industry go-to for basic but cool wardrobe staples — hence the name — however, there was nothing basic about this catwalk presentation. Michelle Jank presided over the styling and creative direction, setting up a perspex divide and creating an air of expectation via dramatic spotlight choreography. The clothes didn't escape her tricked-up touch either, with clever layering and distinctive combinations put together from the minimal but modernist S/S line. Liquid silvers and shimmering sheer organza shells added futuristic glamour to the streamlined separates and unfussy, sports-inspired jackets and dresses. It was cool, it was wearable, it was everything your wardrobe wants and doesn't yet know it needs.
- Colours: Black, white, silver, acid yellow and fuchsia pink
- Trends: Sheer, oversized shapes, suiting, silver, sporty shapes, white on white, jogger shorts, monotone dressing, bold stripes and checks.
- Key Looks: A liquid-silver three piece skirt suit, grey marle sport separates spliced with white perforated (p)leather and modish organza shell tops and slips worn over simple shapes in white, black and hot pink.
- Accessories: Punkish nose/ear chains, Nude or white with grey two-tone two-strap heels, wide resin bangles and slick envelope purses.