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Les Galleries de Poison – Cruise 13/14

Alice McCall’s whimsical aesthetic was reflected in her ocean inspired Cruise collection. Fabrics moved fluidly against the body, with luminous metallics shimmering like liquid silk in the light. The colour palette of soft seashell pink, champagne and washed bone is juxtaposed with bright jewel pink, ultramarine and a gentle aqua.

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Botany inspired prints inspired by German illustrator Ernst Haekel adored dresses and matching two piece sets. McCall also turned to the intricate Art Nouveau jewels for inspiration, with big jewel motifs weaving between floral patterns. Floaty ruffles fluttered as models walked the runway, moving like imaginary sea creatures.


Garments were made from sandwashed silk, double Japanese organza and silk cotton voile, perfect for mimicking the gentle movement of underwater life.


Delicate embellishments, iron-on prints and embroidered dresses with cutouts added a romantic dimension to the clothes. Lines varied between relaxed and floaty, to oversized silhouettes and circular hemlines. Models wore thick rings on every finger and platform metallic heels with a delicate ankle strap.


McCall has once again created a wearable collection which is not only beautiful in its simplicity, but has a playful elegance which will no doubt make it popular this Spring/Summer.

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Images by Jennifer Estrada for Couturing

About The Author

Lisa Teh

Lisa Teh is the Editor-in-chief of, one of Australia's top fashion, beauty and lifestyle resources. She has worked on campaigns with brands including David Jones, Myer, Mecca Cosmetica, Simone Perele, Lenovo and L'Oreal. She recently appeared in Couturing's exclusive Australian Fashion Week reality web series, The Frow, alongside top industry names including Toni Maticevski and Maybelline Creative Director Nigel Stanislaus.

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