Kookai debut their latest Spring/Summer collection at Carriageworks

Designer Danielle Vagner drew on Asian and European influences, referencing Istanbul in particular through her choice of bold fabrics and rich textures. Representing the East-meets-West theme, the models emerged from behind a white backdrop with Turkish-inspired cut-outs.

Shanina Shaik opened the show in an ivory, strapless culotte jumpsuit with flowing hemlines, that could be dressed up or down with strappy heels or a flat sandal. Among other notable catwalk names were Kookai’s latest campaign face Talia Richman and Astrid Holler, who opened this year’s Alexander Wang Autumn/Winter show.

True to Kookai’s Parisian-chic heritage, complete looks were styled to traverse elegant evenings, corporate occasions and Summer days by the beach. Favourites include a pale lilac, cap-sleeved, embroidered playsuit and a nude, sleeveless wraparound trench dress. We also have our eye on a halter neck bikini in a busy, bohemian pattern of blue, dark pink and white (though rocking it like Shaik did is a different story).

Originally published on Eat Read Love