Runway review: Magdalena Velevska
Fluoro lips and slate greys: Velevska
Designer Magdalena Velevska set her aquatic-themed show against a Sydney harbour backdrop.
The sun setting over Darling Harbour (cotton candy-coloured clouds in tow) provided the perfect backdrop for Magdalena Velevska’s spring/summer runway show, Phosphorescence, held on the terrace room balcony of the Australian National Maritime Museum.
The look was deceptively simple, yet wondrously detailed, exhibiting the designer’s fondness for fluid dresses and subtle detailing. Magdelena was right on target with her pastel-heavy colour palette, inspired by a 1950s swimming costume.
Glowing all-white ensembles made way for acid yellow brights, pale pinks and seafoam greens. There were also charcoal grey patterns and a beige pantsuit thrown in to de-sweeten the mix, while bubble-like circle motifs, cross-stitching, point-de-muse embroidery and bugle beading added pretty detail to an otherwise minimalist look.
The models sashayed down the runway to electronic dub step beats, some with highlighter yellow lipstick, others with phosphorus-threaded facemasks, designed to glow in the dark. A slight sartorial nod to Lady Gaga? Hm, we’d approve of that!