MBFWA 17: DOUBLE RAINBOUU

Some collections leave an impression for reasons unrecognisable at first, and that’s the beauty of style. But when you start to consider why fashion is making your radar go bananas… and consider what in history could have prompted a response of such jubilation, it can be unpacked pretty quickly. Double Rainbouu had us recalling the 1985 song Sun City by Artists United Against Apartheid, a creative uprising by way of Bruce Springsteen, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Pat Benatar, Ringo Starr, Hall & Oates, Peter Garrett, Jimmy Cliff, Joey Ramone and a heap of other very assorted musicians lending their vocals (and sartorial stylings to the video) to an important cause. Though I can’t be sure if there was any political message behind this particular collection, the statement of a movement waving hi from the 80s is all there to see and adore at once, with the energy of a village emanating from these photographs.

Of course, I’m purposely not reading bios, because I want to feel the feels for reals. Here are some of our favourite moments from the MBFWA Double Rainbouu runway at Carriageworks on Monday;

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