Finale of the Jarrad Godman NZFW 2018 show. Image by Getty Images.
A large puff of smoke and the start of an electrifying soundtrack kicked off Jarrad Godman’s second independent outing at NZFW with his show ‘Space Man’. Godman is quickly carving out his niche in the high end street wear market with his take on deconstructed looks with oh so clever pattern making techniques.
Opening the show was a sheer black chiffon wrap dress that exuded sex appeal, fringed at the hem and styled over a black bra and panties, look closer and you spot the quirky all over flame print. Next was Godman’s take on the slogan tee-shirt, very tongue in cheek he cleverly played with his name to create “Good God, Man!” this style is available to shop now and by all accounts is one of his best sellers. We see the flame print again on a long sheer ruffled tunic that was paired with black trousers and a shift dress.
Street wear staple sweat-shirting made an appearance on an asymmetric dress emblazoned with imagery of album covers, as well as a black high-low ruffled tunic and a longline hoodie with detachable by zip sleeves. Godman loves to utilise a pop of electric colour in amongst his staple palette of black, and we saw this in a cobalt blue layered fringed silk gown. Metallic gold also made an appearance in a two piece ruffled lurex tracksuit, (the fanciest active wear you’ll ever lay your eyes on) and then again in a two piece tailored suit.
It’s always great to see a designer’s take on an old classic, and Godman worked his magic on the white shirt to great effect. His versions came oversized and ruffled with a raw hem in shirt and shirtdresses, with one particular style modelled the heck out of by Mercy Brewer.
Styling was sleek and well executed; looks were paired with thigh high leather boots or shorter suede ankle boots, while belts and choker necklaces spelt out GODMAN in bold gold letters.
Soundtrack: Modern, loud and heart thumping with an opener by female rock duo Deap Valley.
Hot Item: The white cotton shirts as mentioned, I want them all!
Beauty Notes: Jarrad Godman’s hair team was lead by Sid Bahree from Servilles Newmarket, which had the models sporting “modern-day mullets,” with a sleek wet look, slicked back at the top and wavy and wet at the sides with little side knots adorning the side of the head and random pins placed around the back of the head. The makeup was equally as avant-garde as the hair with dark liner around the eyes and a greenish-yellow metallic colour on the lid and brushed up onto the forehead and a small yellow dot underneath the eye, the cheeks were flushed and the lips were nude and glossy. The make up team was lead by Amy Elgar from M.A.C. Cosmetics. (Beauty Notes by Nina Franklin).
Images by Getty Images.