By: Jon Cope
It appears that beige and white are the favored colors of the Australian designers who presented at the Fashion Palette New York Fashion Week for Swim/Resort SS17. This is understandable considering beige is warm, simple, and natural, like the sands of the beaches one will visit when wearing the pieces shown. White is a color that enhances beauty by helping one’s skin to stand out, and evokes an element of heightened elegance, which is especially fitting when you intend to attend a swanky dinner party or formal evening event.
For day, one can consider Sara Bailes, whose fun separates were flowy and light but still wearable for a busy day of running around and sightseeing. Alphabe the Label offered day to evening wear that was almost Victorian in feel with dramatic but pretty hi low pleated hems accented with romantic floral prints. For evening, Sabo Luxe is the brand that offers the most demure pieces and her exclusive use of white helped to elevate the elegance factor, whereas Natalie Rolt’s super sexy bodycon dresses will make any women feel like a vixen, especially with the line of huge buckles she added to her jumpsuits and dresses, similar to Elizabeth Hurley’s Versace Dress of ‘94.
When it came to the bathing suit collections most uses of color was either soft, pretty, and pastel (Ete and Ark Swimwear), or bold and fluorescent (Lil and Emm and Frankie Swimwear) urging one to take a stand being ethereal like an angel, or bold and audacious like a siren.The overall message received after viewing the collections is that ethereal beauty will be the order of the day come next season’s beach season.