Annah Stretton NZFW 2014 Review

Bringing out a pink runway for fashion week this year, Annah Stretton, kicked things off with spotlights and a backdrop declaring ‘All is pretty’ before a fittingly feminine collection came down the runway.

Starting with a subtle, subdued colour palette of nude and black, a succession of sweet dresses teamed with mid-length wool coats were followed by jacquards, softly pleats and velvet spots.

It was a refined affair for Stretton whose love of dresses saw many different styles grace the runway from flirty mini-dresses to sweeping full gowns with trailing hems.

Whilst the first half of the collection was all about neutrals and black, the second half saw a much brighter colour palette of neon yellow, tangerine, hot pink and red again teamed mostly with black for dramatic effect.

Delightful dresses in glittering sequins and divine silk made for striking evening wear; a pink full-skirted dress with oversized bow was a definite standout.

Overall the collection was a cohesive outing for Stretton, the sixties theme enhanced by the model’s sleek black bobs and cutely painted faces.

With enough neutral tones and black to open up her collection to a bigger fan base whilst featuring plenty of colour and flair to please her loyal followers, it will be a lovely winter for everyone in Annah Stretton’s world next year.

– Evelyn Ebrey

Images: Yvonne Shearer

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