8 April 2014

Australian Fashion Week 2014: Kahlo SS14/15 at MBFWA

Words: Saskia Edwards
Images: Jonathan Rae

The Kahlo show was like an amalgamation of Daria and Quinn Morgendorffer, with the unlikely combination of grunge angst and a whole lot of midriff. Kahlo presented a collection of angular minimal pieces in teals, nudes, black, white and grey punctuated with iridescent metallics. It’s a pretty big departure from Carla Zampatti’s sweeping gowns from the previous day. All of Kahlo’s ensembles are very accessible; they could be worn on the street now. The accompanying silver adornments were part of a collaboration between the brand and Claire Aristides Fine Jewels. While Kahlo is fresh meat, formed only three years ago, their work is refined, innovative and on the sports-luxe trend. Their latest collection may be a little underwhelming compared to the fresh use of cuts and textiles in their previous work, but their 100 per cent Australian made mantra always brings out our patriotic side – no mean feat. 

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