If you know anything about Sydney, you will be familiar with the iconic Bondi Icebergs Club double teared swimming pool (affectionately referred to by Blogger Boyfriend, whose English leaves something to be desired, as ‘Bondi Burgers’), one of the most Instagrammed landmarks in Sydney. On Thursday afternoon, instead of the usual calm crystal blue water juxtaposed against the crashing waves, we saw a drained Bondi Iceburgs pool, transformed into a runway for Ten Pieces’ Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2015 collection.
Waiting for the show to commence, we speculated among ourselves, how the choreography would play out. But the runway itself exceeded all expectations. While this unique runway installation offered a number of spectacular vantage points for guests – seated at the bar above, with a view of the ocean, or a look straight down the runway from the balcony – none was so impressive as the one we had inside the pool itself, where front row guests were seated. Here, we had a dramatic view of the models with their black and white looks starkly contrasted against the blue sky, as they made their way around the perilous pools edge, seemingly walking a runway in the sky. As the models finally walked down into the pool itself, the tarnished concrete and faded lane guides poignantly conveyed the street aesthetics of this very Australian collection.
Ten Pieces’ third collection was heavily active wear influenced, incorporating slouchy fits, sports cuts and functional fabrics. As with every Ten Pieces collection, this one consists only of 10 versatile, unisex pieces, which are designed to be mixed and matched for seemingly infinite possibilities. We saw the same pieces rocked by both male and female models with sexy-cool effect, and scarves also worn as tops. The styling took advantage of the lightweight material for layer up to create cool draped silhouettes.
Photography: Kurt from @Bloggers_Boyfriend.