The generation gap may have been decades wide, but both Jenny Kee and her co-collaborators Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett, from Romance Was Born, were definitely on the same sartorial wavelength. The latter styled the former's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week presentation today, the first solo showing of Jenny's work in over 20 years. Entitled 'Art of the Scarf' the beloved Kee put her iconic graphics on a series of large scale silk scarves, that were styled by the RWB duo into a series of fantastical ensembles. Kee's unique Australian flora and fauna motifs danced in hyper -colour across African-inspired turbans, draped dresses, and diaphanous skirts. There were also strong monochrome Aztec graphics, Tibetan knits, Aboriginal abstract patterns and smudgy florals to add to the print-clash party. It was the kind of visual and cultural melting pot that Jenny Kee became famous for in the '70s, yet her skill with pattern and colour feels vibrantly relevant today. Bring back Flamingo Park, we say!
- Colours: Every bright, bold shade of the rainbow! Cobalt, red, orange, yellow and black were prominent.
- Trends: Scarf prints (obviously), and abstract graphic prints.
- Key Looks: The garishly good prints, of course.
- Accessories: RWB brought the bling with bejewelled necklpieces, cuffs and earrings from Harlequin Markets, and solid coloured Melissapumps.
- Front Row: Emma Balfour, Yasmin Sewell, Sophie Lowe, Christine Centenera and Lara Bingle.