May 5, 2011

Lisa Ho Spring~Summer on the RAFW Runway...

Always a favourite Australian designer,
Lisa Ho presented her colourful spring~summer collection
at the Rosemount Australian Fashion Week
in the perfect setting: an art gallery.
The fabulously bright colours could have 
jumped straight from the paintings on the walls of the Art Gallery NSW.
Like this Tim Maquire painting, from the gallery's collection. 
How I love these rich, saturated but bright colours! 
Colour blocking is certainly a strong trend, 
but here it is mixed with a wild almost Moroccan influenced pattern.
This is such a glamourous outfit ~ I love it! 
The pattern in this elegant dress is elusive.
A sort of barely~there, Alice through the looking glass, 
kind of mesmerizing effect. 
The cut is utterly timeless. 
Which is one of the wonderful things about Lisa Ho. 
She has been designing classic clothes for almost 30 years. 
I have some of her earlier pieces, 
which I can still wear today, mixed with newer items. 
From the current winter range, 
these dresses are utterly stunningly feminine. 
And from the new collection, 
for summer evenings, this would be a gracious dress
for pool soirees under starlit night skies.
Summer creams & whites get the tailored treatment.
But I think this palest aqua blue dress has my heart the most.
It is a floating vision of aquatic beauty,
of shimmering pale summer~blue,
falling to the floor in lustrous folds. 
Utter perfection!

Images: 1/6/7/9/11 Vogue Australia, photography by Lucas Dawson
2/4/5/10: Harpers Bazaar


  1. Was going to say how much I love the (first) orange dress, but scrolling down, I also love the orange shoes, the coral dress, the charcoal dress...and agree about the aqua dress. Beautiful!

  2. Ohh luuuving Lisa Ho! All so gorgeous! xo

  3. my favorite is the long blue one-shoulder dress. absolutely stunning! it looks like a modern, slightly grecian influenced cinderella ball gown!

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  5. These are all so gorgeous, but the first one I absolutely adore!!

  6. bluefruit, my darling - a big thank you for your comments on my blog and i absolutely love your intro to this new-to-me designer. that one shoulder blue gown is divine, and i love the mix of pink and orange too. ps, your link isn't working from your comments, but i was able to find you via search ;)

  7. my vote goes for the jacket over cuffed shorts.
    cream on cream - great stuff!

  8. Gorgeous and super wearable. Love it all! But that charcoal

  9. much girlglee for the deep water blue platform pumps and the crocheted ocher dress. yum.

  10. love the yellow and white blouse!

  11. Hi Chic Little Blog!
    I love pink & orange together too, and thanks for letting me know about the troublesome link. All fixed now.
    Cheerio, Virginia

  12. I love EVERY outfit. Thank you for sharing a designer that I had no knowledge of before. Have a great weekend...k


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