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BFW: Sarina Poppy

Friday 03 June 2011
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The lights went down and turned into sepia tone for Serina Poppy’s ‘The Dream’ collection. With a backdrop of silent movies, the models ballet danced down the catwalk in 1920s styled clothing. Long, light ‘flapper gowns’ in cream sewn with delicate black roses were juxtaposed with heavy brown tweed swing coats, with each design containing hidden elements of art deco shapes cut into the panels of the clothing.

With their curled hair and long gloves, the models with their clothing looked like characters out of Agatha Christie’s ‘Miss Marple’ novels. A ‘who’s done it’ of fashion! Was it the Couturier or the Madame?

Each piece when taken out of their ‘silent movie’ context could be easily worn everyday by a feminine woman looking to wear a nostalgic design.

However in its context the clothing was slightly masked by the ballet dancing, which seemed to catch the audience’s attention away from the  designs of a byegone era.