If anything felt like an New York art/fashion exhibition last night's WHO IS....Walter Knoll at Designcraft definitely felt like one.
Walking through the doors of the divinely industrial space of Designcraft made my heart jump. The air was arty but 0% non pretentious. The vibe: delicious, with one of the best food spreads I've ever seen. The Moët was flowing, the mood was exciting. The Walter Knoll furniture was everywhere to be seen. One particular $35,000 couch had one couple and I talking about time sharing it. The structure and architecture of the furniture is a testament to German design and workmanship. Clean lines and interesting shapes is why Corr Blimey's collection speaks volumes.
One of the first people I bumped into was Grant Heino from style blog Ink and Leathers whose new perm was to die. I was also lucky enough to meet beautiful girls Elise and Anne who did said perm from Rhubarb Hair Boutique. I was also awaiting the arrival of fashion maven Sarah Kelly: another Instagram soulmate who did not disappoint in a Christopher Kane dress.
Now to the Corr Blimey Show
Corr Blimey's 'Propaganda' collection preview which Steve Wright, one half of this amazingly talented design team describes "The title comes from how all design communicates in a visual way. All design is propaganda." was delectably modern and fierce as only they can.
With a colour palette of greys, blues, blacks, whites, red wine and a normally hard to pull of mustardy shade (which the model pulled of with absolute ease) the models treaded the runway in wearable pieces and a couple of looks that had Sarah Kelly and myself in awe.
One particular look was a grey skirt made of structured industrial felt which was dense but moved and shimmied as the model walked which was paired with a cotton spandex button up shirt which is not an ordinary shirt. The fabric was also thick and the cuff was art at its best. The other fave piece was something that had us fooled: a structured, almost avant garde black monochromic top that had me thinking of scuba fabric, but we were informed it's was also felt. Just sublime.
Menswear was also on the agenda with 100% woollen coats in red wine and black which had my partner asking the other half of Corr Blimey and creator of this collection Louisa de Smet about price (SMH moment).
I want to thank Corr Blimey and Designcraft for a joyous night that brought together interesting and creative people.
And a very special thank you to Wendy Johnson for her generosity and support.
Runway photos taken by moi with an iPhone.
Photos: Elle Boudoir