MBFWA: Gary Bigeni S/S 2012/13

Day One: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia - Gary Bigeni S/S 2012/13 
Collection: Fractured Appearance

Last year designer Gary Bigeni told media that he was hoping to alter his style and steer clear jersey and begin to venture into colour, prints and leather which he nailed. Inspired by the colour blocking craze which has circled the world over, Bigeni used a blend of summery shades, his palette consisting of turquoise, beige, tangerine, cobalt and black along with a few prints. Pieces were tailored and easy to wear,silk dresses and play suits made the collection what it was and leather panels were added to styles to give the look a little drama.

Hair: by KMS, fronted by Anthony Nader.
The look was about achieving perfectly slick, straight locks tied back in a firm ponytail with no flowing pieces. For the KMS team, it was never about detracting from the collection, but rather enhancing the look without going overboard.

Makeup: by Napoleon Perdis.
Inspiration behind the makeup look was simple: Gary Bigeni defines the successful, confident women who know what they want. The lips might be smouldering, but this look is about strength, not seduction. Mr Perdis is a big fan of the red lip, telling media, "this is the sort of red-hot beauty statement that I love. The lip statement is so strong and empowering yet it’s kept modern and fresh with simple skin and next-to-no other definition."

*Images: KMS | Napoleon Perdis | Dey Manuel.