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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.

NZFW2014 | Salasai – “Self Portrait”

Salasai presents their Autumn/Winter 2015 collection in a show titled Self Portrait, a show that “tells a story of the contemporary woman and her layers”. The range plays with graffiti imagery and juxtaposing light and dark. Sheer fabrics are combined with heavy and boxy shapes generating a feminine and masculine look that reflects a sophisticated androgyny.



“We started with the print. It’s about art, colour, texture, shape and volume” – Salasai (NZFW Backstage Blog, 2014)


In this collection they chose a palettes of white, soft pink/nude, burgundy and black.


As mentioned Salasai uses a (designed in house) graffiti print of painterly smears and squiggles along with pin stripes, grids and dots.



Some prints and patterns reminded me of Len Lye’s work, drawings that are very instinctive and primal.


Each model had their hair tied back, make up kept neutral with a wash of gold on the eyes. This is a simple (androgynous) and elegant look that doesn’t overpower the clothing.


One of my favourite pieces is an over sized black jumper that had a hand drawn face on there with the words “world famous”, I love oversize and comfort and can picture myself wearing that all day!


“The Salasai woman is of all senses, poised, alluring, confident and mysterious” – Salasai.




The creative force behind Salasai pictured above.

For more awesome pictures like these check out our Salasai photo album here on Macandmae’s Facebook page.