STYLE // Kookai debut their latest Spring/Summer collection at Carriageworks
By Hannah Mars
Designer Danielle Vagner drew on Asian and European influences, referencing Istanbul in particular through her choice of bold fabrics and rich textures. Representing the East-meets-West theme, the models emerged from behind a white backdrop with Turkish-inspired cut-outs.
Shanina Shaik opened the show in an ivory, strapless culotte jumpsuit with flowing hemlines, that could be dressed up or down with strappy heels or a flat sandal. Among other notable catwalk names were Kookai’s latest campaign face Talia Richman and Astrid Holler, who opened this year’s Alexander Wang Autumn/Winter show.
True to Kookai’s Parisian-chic heritage, complete looks were styled to traverse elegant evenings, corporate occasions and Summer days by the beach. Favourites include a pale lilac, cap-sleeved, embroidered playsuit and a nude, sleeveless wraparound trench dress. We also have our eye on a halter neck bikini in a busy, bohemian pattern of blue, dark pink and white (though rocking it like Shaik did is a different story).
Hannah Mars is our fashion & lifestyle contributor to Eat Read Love. Photos provided by Kookai.