It’s not often you see a Picasso sculpture and a fashion show in the same sitting, but Romance Was Born designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales are willing to go the distance to create a fully immersive scene for their fashion shows. This season that meant transporting guests to the historic Carthona estate on Sydney Harbour, a palatial stone home filled with fine art, wooden staircases, and gothic decor. It was a breathtaking setting that could have easily distracted from a fashion show, but Plunkett and Sales didn’t let their elaborate designs take a backseat to some posh interior design. Romance was born black maxi skirt is a striking choice for day or night. It is crafted with SS17’s swan and owl print motif and peacock motif, lifted with the contrasting black colour, and shaped to fall from a high-rise waist to an ankle-skimming A-line hem. Pick out the details with well-matched shoes: post-box-red pumps are stellar choice. A future heirloom piece in Romance was born – SS17 collection is the richly decorated, collarless cape, with a dramatic silhouette that’s over-layed with peacock print. Let one of this season’s ruffled blouses peek out prettily from under the puffy cape. This SS17 season’s game changer is the feather appliqué gown. Crafted with a voluminous silhouette, the black gown falls from a crew neck with long-sleeved features. Tie it together with colour-pop accessories, cinching the waist with an added buckle, as seen on the current IT girls of the fashion industry, including, Kate Moss, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Nicole Richie, Kate Bosworth, Louise Roe, Olivia Palermo and Lily Aldridge. What would you do when you hit the events of New York, London or Milan? Look to Romance was born – feather appliqué sleeves dress, suffuses even the most classically elegant silhouettes with fun, feminine feel. This black dress is cut on the bias to ensure the lustrous fabric falls beautifully over the body, and turns to reveal a deep v-neck and spaghetti straps. Enhance the playful feel with your choice of accessories.
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