While staying true to this Australian brand’s “glamour armor” esthetic, new creative director Anthony Cuthbertson also hit the refresh button, offering roomier, layered silhouettes and introducing demonstrative knitwear and outerwear.

 

On a trip to Japan last year, Cuthbertson picked up a little robot that inspired the dense metallic embellishments on T-shirts, leggings and jackets, while wide obi belts and pagoda shoulders were a nod to both samurai warriors and “early Claude Montana,” said the designer.

 

It was a confident debut, not afraid to be brash with its mix of second-skin dresses, skinny leather leggings, vaguely military coats and trailing panels of chiffon.

 

The cape, a Sass & Bide staple, came in varying proportions — to the knee in paneled lamé, or elbow-length in fur — while chunky hand knits lashed with leather fringe were a nice counterpoint to all the glitz.

By  on February 20, 2015

While staying true to this Australian brand’s “glamour armor” esthetic, new creative director Anthony Cuthbertson also hit the refresh button, offering roomier, layered silhouettes and introducing demonstrative knitwear and outerwear.

 

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