Lisa Ho opened day 3 of MBFWA 2013 with a beautiful runway held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Ho’s trademark fresh silhouettes and sport luxe aesthetic were presented in bold stripes, delicate china patterns and geometric print. Immaculate tailoring created feminine shapes, with subtle cutouts and sheer panelling adding a sense of fun to the pieces.
Fabrics vary from luxurious silks, textured cotton, modern lurex and custom neoprene. The collection was based around a classic palette of black-and-white monochrome, soft blue and white china print, with injections of red adding dimension to the collection.
Silhouettes ranges from flowing resort style pieces which would be perfect for staying cool by the beach, to fitted dresses and matching two pieces. Bathers had daring cutouts which will not be for the faint-hearted this summer. For the more conservative types, matching two pieces are likely to become poolside staples.
A gorgeous range of thick strappy heels in black and nude added an element of edge to the collection, and models complimented OPI’s new take on the french manicure with rings on every finger.
Images by Matthew Raabus for Couturing