Alice McCall says baroque art and architecture inspired much of the lines and fabrics in her 2015/16 cruise range, which merged ‘90s minimalism with her trademark “pop femininity”.
Music: Poppy electro, including Grimes, with a riotous rock track to close out the show.
Hair: Glossy and worn out with a subtle wave.
Beauty: Pink lips and smoky metallic bedroom eyes.
Key looks: A boxy short-sleeve shirt with matching pants – both cropped – in a custom black-and-white print; an Italian Riviera-ready crochet twinset in white with black detailing; a high-shine copper bralet and matching high-waist fishtail skirt that yanked Studio 54 into 2015.
Overall feel: Glam boho wonderland. Forty McCall models paraded down the runway between playful, candy-coloured sculptures that were part of a fantastical set design by artist and former Sneaky Sound System vocalist Daimon Downey. McCall’s silhouettes were simple but her textures rich, with body-con twinsets in viscose lurex, plenty of metallic brocade and high-shine paisley. And unlike many of the shows at MBFWA this week, McCall did not shy away from using a wide-ranging colour palette. Dresses and rompers (McCall’s speciality) came in blood red, high-shine and matte copper, royal blue and pastel pink. The McCall girl is prepared for hot days and sultry nights come summertime.
Spotted: Bambi-Northwood Blyth and husband Dan Single, Nicole Trufino and Gary Clark Jr.