Taking a few steps away from the craziness and bubble that is Fashion Week, the Double
The scenery was gorgeous as the sun started to set and the energy was zen-like but it was a far cry from the brand’s bold, wild prints in bright colours featured in their new collection. Perhaps this was the intention of the brand’s vision for the afternoon, but for us, it didn’t work.
Inspired by tales of travel through the overland hippie trail of the 60s and 70s, designers Mikey Nolan and Toby Jones presented ‘United Colours of Double
Forgoing the traditional idea of a runway show, attendees (and photographers) were made to navigate through the path of the Chinese Gardens to find the models who were all scattered in different spots around the garden, between the cascading waterfalls and traditional teahouse, dressed in the Double
Essentially they were made to look like still models but we spotted a couple that could not hold the pose and were getting bored or perhaps agitated of cameras flashing right up to their faces to “get the perfect shot.” It also didn’t help the zen-like vibes they were creating when you have a volunteer shouting at you every 5 minutes, “when you get your shot, move on!” Way to kill the buzz, lady.
Zebra stripe shorts rendered in pink and white; clashing yellow dresses cinched with pinstripe shirts tied at the waist; bi-coloured button-up shirts that featured contrasting pockets, tie-dye and marble sets, bucket hats and linen ensembles bathed in the last light of the day, but even the sun setting did not save the day for these guys. It was all just a massive clash of colour and print that if you took a step back and looked at it, was kind of a blur. In the words of Cher Horowitz from Clueless, “it’s like a full-on Monet.”
All photos captured by Khiera Nicole for The 5 to 9 Life.