The Bec & Bridge summer swelters with a flowing and rich collection made of clean whites, floral Amazonian prints, and blue and gold Mediterranean style cross motifs.
Designers Becky Cooper and Bridget Yorston stated that they drew inspiration for their S/S 2013 collection from “the island of Capri, beautiful landscapes, textures, flowers and that really healthy, 70s, sexy girl.”
The ten-year old label has certainly come a long way from Cooper and Yorston’s Sydney fashion school days. After enjoying the hype on Aussie glossies soon after their launch in 2003, Bec & Bridge is now a celebrity favorite and their Australian Fashion Week show opened to a full house main stage this past week.
Sheer, sapphire-printed, long-sleeved dresses perfectly designed for a woman with summer wind in her sails were cut high on the thigh and naturally fluttered through the legs of models.
However, not to err on the over-feminine, dresses were given just enough precision with collars that opened to the chest. A flouncy silhouette of a pure white peplum one-piece was quickly followed by white geometric sheaths and precisely-cut white, boxy blazers. Altogether, it was an extremely well balanced collection which offered innovation to summer basics and revitalization to 70s summer chic.
Models walking against the enormous Grandiflora backdrop on the catwalk had healthy, sun kissed skin, that in it’s own right has caused a stir amidst beauty features.
M.A.C. styled the beauty portion Bec & Bridge show and creative director Nicole Thompson explained the Almafi-inspired makeup, “The Bec & Bridge girl has just stepped out of the Mediterranean and is glowing and gorgeous. We’ve used really nice, natural tones like sun-kissed bronzes with a little bit of a rusty edge.”