What went down:
This was a free-for-all standing event. Yes, that’s correct—there were no seats to be seen, so the hierarchy of front row regulars was eliminated. However with good reason, the Salasai show was a frontier display with architectural design replacing the runway, a structure created and constructed by Taylored Studio. Instead of the usual 30-second walk, models were on display, sitting and stopping for the audience to really take in all of the collection.
Salasai stuck true to its signature style, with oversized, grunge looks, and going so far as to imprint tattoos on the models, for a badass babe kinda look. And of course, it wouldn’t be Salasai without its bold knits and eerily gothic makeup. Alongside Salasai was its newly launched menswear label, S.A.M, and we totally loved male and females walking the runway in the same show.
What we wore:
Karen Walker shirt, Georgia Alice dress, Deadly Ponies handbag, Chuck Taylors.
Oh crap I think I’m actually too late this time. How to plan to perfect arrival time is proving quite difficult. No seats? Hmm where to stand? Well, the front row for standing is full, so I’ll just stand on one of these bleachers to get a better view. The models seem bored, they always seem bored don’t they? Perhaps that’s their game face. How will they get those tattoos off in time for their next show?
Image credit: Jono Parker and Luke Foley-Martin via NZFW Facebook