Bianca Spender, daughter of Australian fashion stalwart Carla Zampatti, showcases a mixture of draped fabric, fluid shapes and strong, tailored suits in a range that took its aesthetic cues from “bird flight and the movement of dancers.”
Music: Tranquil electronic beats.
Hair: Slightly messy ballerina buns.
Beauty: Strong brows and a bright red lip.
Key looks: A shiny slate-blue suit – a smart, tailored take on denim – with a dramatic V-neck at the front, and sheer silk panel at the back; a bias slip dress in sensuous light grey silk with a deep, asymmetric neckline, worn over tailored grey trousers; a cool, contemporary take on the summertime white suit, comprised of a tailored, sleeveless top and crisp white trousers.
Overall feel: A 21st-century woman with people to see and places to be. Spender’s confident but understated collection reveals, in her own words, an “ongoing exploration of structure versus fluidity.” Flowing gowns and skirts feature sheer organza and tulle, while Spender’s tailored, architectural suits have serious attitude. Sheer panels abound: elegance with just the right amount of mischief.
Spotted: Jacinta Campbell, Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Dan Single, Jesscia Mauboy and Margaret Zhang.