Australian designer Kit Willow certainly can wear her own funky and youthful fashions. At her own show for Fall 2008, she wore a simple, navy dress with a bright green scarf. Her sassy designs for Fall 2008 are anything but simple–they’re artfully expensive–meant for young ladies who can afford luxury and craftsmanship but definitely do not want to dress in their mother’s designer duds.
Willow paired “Newton-esque,” thigh-high, stiletto leather boots with just about everything, even satiny, strapless, corseted, studded, and laced-up “party” dresses. And, with shoes, the opaque tights that have paraded down runways all week long. These give a lolng, lean look to legs, so that’s a plus for those who want to wear short hemlines but have less than great looking gams. The fitted leather jackets with punk rock style, the laces and studs looked a bit rough and “rocker chick” but yet, still very feminine. And, there was a profusion of pleaing, beautifully-tailored separates and dresses that looked expensive, fresh and modern. I particularly liked the copper-studded dresses in Autumnal copper, and also this dress in bright, burnt orange. And, the loose but beautifully-fitted pants wide hems almost wide enough to be Palazzo pants were as elegant as Katherine Hepburn’s in the 40’s. . Some of my favorite styles were satiny, modestly to-the-knee dresses with twisted bodices that reminded me of artfully wrapped gift boxes.
Hair was created by Remya Xydis for GHD and consisted of a sleek, mid-high ponytail for most of the models, a sleek bob or short style for the others. The very talented makeup artist, Ayako, created the makeup for NARS. Creative nail Design did the manicures.