MBFWA: Carl Kapp S/S 2013

Day One: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia - Carl Kapp S/S 12/13 
Collection: Collision.

Carl Kapp's Spring/Summer collection was a blend of androgyny: femininity mixed with masculine finishes with hair and makeup creations to match. The inspiration behind the collection was a clashing of different colours and textures that come together to create a visionary and electrifying collection. "The erotically charged images of Amazonian women by the photographer Helmut Newton were at the forefront of my mind when I was designing my Spring Summer 2012/2013 collection ‘Collision", says Kapp of Collision. Beautifully draped models in colours brighter than the rainbow were aplenty on the runway. Pastels, brights and sorbet coloured materials which contained tailored, loose, thigh-high cuts and asymmetrical finishes were just some of the designs available from Kapp's upcoming line.

Hair: by ghd, fronted by Alan White.
The look was uber-cool and very fashion forward. Alan White told media that "this hair look was inspired by a combination of Helmut Newton’s incredible vision together with Madonna in her Rain video and my current favorite actress, Rooney Mara from ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’. All of these inspirations have blended together to create the hair look for the show - a modern take on a classic 80’s wedge haircut."

Makeup: by Napoleon Perdis.
The makeup briefing was to create an androgynous look to compliment the theme without making it look like 'overkill'. Models skin was flawless and glowing with a touch of colour on the eyes, lips and cheeks. Napoleon Perdis shared how the look was achieved saying "the makeup is kept super soft to balance the blunt force of the hair. Features are subtly enhanced by contouring with stains and creams; it’s about maximising the bone structure. Coverage was applied only where needed to let the real skin shine through. The result: a parade of gorgeously handsome women!"

Do you think Carl Kapp's collection is a smart mix of masculism-meets-feminism?

*Images: ghd | Napoleon Perdis