Stolen Girlfriends Club, alongside Ruby, was the runway show I was most anticipating this New Zealand Fashion Week. Partly because it was LIVE STREAMED, and partly because it’s Stolen Girlfriends Club. They did not disappoint either. The show alone was amazing, with model babes in dark eye makeup and looking sulky creating a great grunge effect. Fitting music, including a ‘play Britney!’ joke to kick off the show, and a finale that won’t be forgotten anytime soon (more on that one later).
The show itself was off-site, and from what I hear was packed out and over-sold by 200 with a line still spilling out the door 30 minutes after the show was about to start. They have one solid following.
What I loved about this collection was that it built on and refined styles from previous collections. There were still fun, body-con dresses, sheer fabrics and chunky knits but also knitted polos, pleated skirts, tulip skirts and turtleneck sweaters. The print was the interesting bit, cigarette-butts and a purple hydrangea .
I love SGC firstly for their dresses, they’re quirky and sexy, something that’s a little bit different without letting you look like you’re trying to hard. The dress on the left is on my wishlist.
Fur was prominent, on vests, dresses and apparently leotards…
The styling really bought everything together, with the models black-eyed, and messy haired. The girls wore sheer knee-high stockings, socks and high, chunky boots. A bit rough, and a bit sexy.
The show went out with a bang, staging a mock wedding with large poppers of confetti spraying out into the crowd as the model-bride threw her bouquet.
I loved the collection, and I loved the show. There are definitely a number of pieces that I’ll be after come next autumn/winter season. Too bad about the wait!
You can watch a full video of the runway show from TV3.
Images from Zimbio.com.
PS: I’m going to the Fashion Week Designer Garage Sale tomorrow. New Zealand designers + massive sample/leftover stock sale. A friend gave me a ticket so here’s hoping I can scour out from bargains.