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NZFW17 | Lela Jacobs AW18

The concrete silos down at Silo Park are quite special for shows that incorporate live percussive music as we witnessed with Lela Jacobs’ offering on the evening of day 2. All silos were completely packed out with space made for the runway that wove through each silo.

As the drums started beating, the sound of recorders joined in and models walked out in monochromatic looks with a punch of colour provided in a royal blue. The looks were grounded by black high-top shiny rubber boots that offset the ethereal look and styling.

Ensembles were layered and draped with the fabrication exploring luxe textures in silk, cotton and merino. Loose knits fell from the shoulders with peeks of flesh coming through.

The collection felt comfortable, luxurious and easy to wear. It was a loose silhouette with two outwear pieces that had architectural sleeves which encompassed the body like a duvet.  Overall the show was ethereal with beautiful acoustics and a unique collection to match, a highlight of fashion week.

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

NZFW2014 | Lela Jacobs AW15 Collection – Post Dystopian

This year Lela Jacobs has given us a very intimate show. The Autumn/Winter 2015 collection is titled ‘Post Dystopian’ and explores themes of sleep, future and text. The show was stunning, moody and absolutely stood out to us, having hanging “light-bulb” pendants that sway as the models move passed them. The collection reflects Lela Jacob’s aesthetic direction, which is minimalistic and comfort, and also maintained her signature androgynous style. The garments showcased a mixture of monochromatic colour palette – use of black and white, grey and neutral. The makeup was tribal-esque with organic tones, similar on both male and female models showing no masculine or feminine; while the hairstyle was army-like with a sleek frame around the face. On the whole the collection managed to represent the “lost dystopian time” theme very well and certainly made a strong impression on me.

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This is a poem and part of the soundtrack from the show:
I lost my citadel. I lost my avarice. I forgot my penance. I forgot my pills. I lost my ticket. I lost my apparatus. I forgot my limit. I lost my cynicism. I lost my resistance. I lost my manifesto.
TABULA RASA TABULA RASA TABULA RASA

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Below are some of runway highlights from the show.

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Words by Barbra Ho
Photographs by Sin-Mae Chung
References from NZ Fashion Week Backstage Blog