NZFW17 | Salasai AW18

Salasai celebrated their 10th year at NZFW by showing a collection that drew from their past offerings. Showcasing at the Hilton it was the final show for day 2 and a great way to end a long day of shows.

When pulling looks from your archives for a new collection, there’s always the risk of having the collection not look cohesive at all, but that was not the case for Salasai.

The collection felt fresh, youthful and luxe with striking prints, thick knits on a relaxed silhouette. The looks were styled perfectly with a combination of kitten heels, white socks, birkenstocks and woven wide brim hats.

The colour palette was neutral with an offering of camo pieces and a pop of fluro yellow that kept it interesting and gave the collection a global feel. The Buddhist prayer beads, Indian garland and the flag prints on the dresses reinforced this global notion.

In a time when every developed country is, or is discussing restricting immigration, this collection served as a reminder that borders may separate us but should not restrict us.

Words by Dru Douglas.
Images by Lyle Adams. More here.