Dhini designer Dhini Pararajasingham has put in the hard yards over the last few years. Having studied in Tokyo and Melbourne, trained with a tailoress and couturier for the Australian Opera, then moving to London for a stint with couture label Boudicca, she’s finally gaining recognition with her own label.
Her collection “New World Order”, shown at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week was a mix of fluid and draped fabrics combined with strict marching band styling. I hate to say it (again) but this made things a little reminiscent of Balmain’s Spring 09 collection (note to self – stop making Balmain references). But let’s ignore that.
In a palette of black, white, grey, mustard and various shades of blue, the collection showed off Dhini’s knack for making complicated tailoring look easy. A Victorian-style hourglass figure was worked into the majority of the garments, with the exception of military-style shirts, jackets and tailored pants. And it looks like harem pants aren’t going anywhere – rather they’re getting a little more feminine than the sagging nappy (diaper) styles that have been plaguing us for the last few months. Let’s hope so anyway!
Read on for more looks from the show.
Images from Vogue Australia
- JUMA Fall/Winter 2009 Collection
- M.I.S.S. Beauty Tip of the Week: Dior + Anselm Reyle Cosmetics Collaboration
- Dion Lee @ Rosemount Australian Fashion Week
- Shades of Grey: Don’t Cover-Up Those Grey…Nails
- Anzevino and Florence FW09