When you receive an invite to one of the most coveted shows, with one of most celebrated Aussie designers – well, you can’t wait to share the news…. Michael Lo Sordo’s runway was indeed a memorable highlight throughout MBFWA. It was the first time I’d witnessed his work on a runway and it was easy to see why he is a highly regarded talent in the Australian fashion industry who’s also conquering international recognition thanks to his distinctive carefree sophistication and innovative take on staples.
With a particular influx of drama, the Resort 2018 show’s prelude felt more like a theatrical display. Audacious and captivating, bold but tasteful, Lo Sordo certainly masters the art of balance. We loved the furious contrast of glittering black and red lamé in exquisite motion, it was energetic, yet relaxed and free. Then another phase of this collection took as to a more low-key landscape when the nonchalant but sartorial pyjamas emerged as a new power suit style.
To seal the presentation, ethereal and fluid silhouettes in pastels shades of yellow, blue and pink echoing the resort flair, with simplicity and just the right dose of interest in the form of cut-outs or backless lace-ups: the skirt with hollow hips will be definitely on the trend radar. (For those who can gracefully carry it of course)