Summary: Australian designer Jayson Brunsdon could very well be the Spring ’08 king of color block. This was showcased by pieces including a classic black rayon jersey halter dress with a block of teal color on the chest, a flared black skirt with red silk overlay, and black-and-yellow silk duchesse dress sharply cut at the shoulders with black peeking out at the waist and upper chest only. But Brunsdon’s sleek designs weren’t just mod, they were also infused with Asian themes. Pieces were crafted of Tai Tai, Beijing and Sumi silk most commonly found in Chinese circles and dresses were influenced by Asian florals that looked like they belonged on kimonos, not frocks. The show caused such a stir, we spotted one Zac Posen model sitting in the back, still sporting fresh eye makeup.
Color Palette: persimon, ivory, coral, orange, black, jade green, turquoise, aqua, pewter, spearmint, pink, gold, green, cherry red, yellow, nude
Texture & Details: rayon, metallic, gauze, silk charmeuse, cotton, silk, merino wool, linen, sequin, jersey
Key Looks: ivory bamboo silk duchesse dress, leaf Tai Tai silk charmeuse tunic and ivory Bamboo silk duchesse coat, white Coolie cotton shirt and red/black Beijing silk duchesse skirt, ivory blossom silk charmeuse gown, peacock hong Kong sequin and silk charmuese gown
Photos: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week