Ever since her 2008 RAFW debut, we’ve been enamoured with Karla Spetic and now there is even more reason to love her after finding out 100% of her collection is made in Australia. This discovery came during last night’s event at The Corner Shop in Sydney’s Strand Arcade (part of Belinda Seper’s fashion kingdom) to welcome the designer’s AW10 collection to the store.
A great piece for anyone opting for winter tailoring—as spotlighted here yesterday—is Spetic’s peachy-sweet, long-line blazer with the clever cutout detail (left). As with bassike and Gary Bigeni, she’s gone for the minimal approach with a button-free, one-piece lapel. And it’s not often that the inside of a piece is as worthy of attention as the outer, but this jacket’s beautifully illustrated lining is too good to keep hidden.
The designer also does a comprehensive line of knits, from chunky scarves to brights skirts (right) and sweaters in soft pastel shades. Impressively, these too are manufactured locally which, as we touched on in yesterday’s ethics blog, is no easy feat.
Elsewhere in the collection, Spetic employs drape and block colour to stunning effect. Every piece seems to unveil some delightful detail. Croatian-born Spetic has placed herself firmly as one-to-watch on the local scene since she first burst onto it… and that doesn’t look like changing any time soon.
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