Helen Kaminski has partnered with Australian fashion icons Romance Was Born to launch a headwear collaboration at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. The custom designed pieces- a collaboration between fashion duo Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales, and Helen Kaminski Design Director Pernille Sejer- were hand crafted by Helen Kaminski master craftsman Garry Bishop in the Helen Kaminski design studio.
Held at the historic 1870’s harbour side private residence Carthona House, the Romance Was Born resort show was a festival of colour and texture, inspired by flamboyant entertainer Liberace. Each custom headwear piece has was designed to encapsulate the spirit of the Romance Was Born Resort collection and highlight the artisanal skills of the iconic Australian hat brand, known globally for craftsmanship and design innovation.
“Our ready-to-wear hat collections have a strong following across the globe; we’re particularly known for our travel-friendly resort styles. Partnering with Romance Was Born has given us the opportunity to unleash our creativity, amplifying Helen Kaminski’s core silhouettes and highlight the unique skills of our team to create a headwear capsule akin to those created in the glory days of European couture.”
Pernille Sejer, Helen Kaminski Design Director
The collection showcases classic Helen Kaminski styles and silhouettes, such as the wide brim, boater, round crown and beret with exaggerated proportions and luxurious finishes customised for the runway event. Samples will be available for press and influencer loans in Australia from the 20th May 2016.
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