Staged at Eora Fitness Centre in Redfern, Karla Spetic’s models circled a 25-metre heated indoor pool, dressed in the designer’s signature sheer-paneling and dousings of glitter. Guests sat in a single row of benches on a white tiled floor.
Haryono Setiadi’s SS14/15 offering was presented in the lofty, all-white Pix Studios on Hiles Street in Alexandria. Three rows of neat white chairs were packed tightly to the walls, leaving plenty of space for models to glide with eerie purity across the white, celestial landscape.
Tony Maticevski presented a matured, slightly more athletic collection at The Theatre in Carriageworks. A black-and-white orchid print ran the length of the runway, perfectly matched by orchids clamped in model’s mouths for the final, romantic finale.
UNIF.M chose a small, unhailed space on Foveaux Street, Surry Hills for an unusual presentation consisting only of projections. Under inky, dark shadows, a series of plinths and boxy structures were illuminated with short, GIF-like movements, photographs and flickering numbers.
Held on-site at The Box in Carriageworks, Kahlo’s clean, simple venue choice mirrored their cleverly-cut leatherwear. A darkened, black expanse was broken by a central white runway block, while a weathered concrete wall harked back to the industrial heritage of the Eveleigh Rail Yards.