On a balmy summer evening, set within The Conservatory at Melbourne’s Fitzroy gardens, the Autumn 2015 Gorman runway show was a natural match for the luscious and bright, yet tranquil surrounds.
Celebrating sixteen years, Gorman’s Moth and Moon collection reigned with old gold (the moon, get it?), pleats, quilted coats and bomber jackets, leather, stripes, jacquard and the distinctive new season Gorman patterns and prints – moth to a flame, green house, jigsaw and moon moth, among them.
The brand achieved cult status early on, lauded for their bright and fun prints, and revered by Gorman obsessives – one of my Sydney clients once said that she could spot the Melbourne girls, because they’re dressed head-to-toe in Gorman. Yes, in their socks and sandals. Very cleverly, the pieces are designed so that it is almost impossible to put (inferior) non-Gorman clothing with (superior) oh-so-Gorman pieces.
My favourite thing about the brand is the way the pieces are layered together, pattern on pattern, texture on shimmer, with exciting shoes as the last flourish (hello, clog phenomenon from a few years back).
TGW faves include: pleated pyramid dress, head in the clouds print (everything), the moth to a flame pantsuit, and baby pink leather jacket.
Stylist – Emily Ward Producers – Dot Dot Dash & Moth Design