Douglas Hannant took his fashion followers on a journey back to 1930s Shanghai. Every creative detail, down to the venue’s décor, the styling and, most importantly, the designs, were structured around Hannant’s vision of Shanghai as ‘a bubble of escapism, dominated by European and US American spheres of influence.’ The collection’s colour palette remained classic and neutral within the cream/moth grey and silver range. A key focal point of the collection was the natural silhouette of the female form. Curves, slim legs and elegant hourglass forms were emphasised using a range of essential styling techniques: waists were clinched in, and pieces hugged the figure in a sultry way.Class, style and sophistication oozed from every piece. Playing around with coverage, Hannant ensured dresses, cardigans, crocheted jackets and pencil skirts see-sawed between sexy and seductive and prim and proper to form a teasing collection. Eye-catching pieces included a classic ‘Marilyn Monroe’ cut dress in a mixed blue hue, a deep, v-neck cut cream cardigan which accentuated the décolletage and several sky-high slit dresses. The catwalk guide to keeping your cool in a hot and steamy climate. The Hannant muse is powerful, strong and proud of her femininity, she can afford to play around with slouchy knits and thigh skimming skirts because her natural aura radiates sophistication. The resort-wear look was upheld throughout the collection with the subtle incorporation of varying textures, including raffia, sequin beading, lace and silk. Models held their cool in dark sunglasses and tastefully crimped bouffant updos. Intricate detailing, including laced hem-lines, beaded cuffs and surface texture, set the collection apart from S/S’s more minimalistic collections. Moving from daywear into dramatic nightwear, Hannant’s collection brought a number of interesting styles and trends to the new season.Fashion Week Coverage Directed by Indira Cesarine for XXXX Magazine
Camera Operator: Easton Schirra
Video Editor: Ric Servini

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