The fall collection of Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman, the brother-and-sister design duo behind the Australian label Camilla and Marc, was inspired by Fiona Banner’s artwork, “Harrier and Jaguar.” The exhibit was a juxtaposition between two fighter jets in a suite of neoclassical galleries. So how does this translate into their fall collection? According to Freeman-Topper, by contrasting fluidly and structure as well as with prints, color, texture and clean lines. The collection featured sharply tailored blazers and coats — mostly in a silver gray — paired with cool cropped leather trousers or denim pants (denim is a category that is growing for them). The designers worked a saturated check motif into an effortless dress. One noteworthy print was a manipulation of different scales of a tiny floral pattern that was found on blouses as well at floaty frocks. The designers also showed a “refraction print,” an abstract pattern on a top and pleated skirt. For evening, there were plenty of sexy slipdresses, tailored jumpsuits and richly embroidered cocktail numbers. The collection can literally carry you throughout your day and keep you looking chic and cool every step of the way.
After much success in Australia, the duo has decided to launch C+M in the U.S.; it’s the label’s sister lifestyle line that has plenty of great sweatshirts, T-shirts and joggers.