Now it is time to turn my focus at Fashion Week to an Australian label that was the first to be invited to show in New York back in 2004 and now has an established reputation here. Heidi Middleton and Sarah-Jane Clarke from Sass & Bide www.sassandbide.com continue to expand their design empire to the world with another collection that is some ways was more suitable for an Australian Autumn than a New York one but was incredibly well received and will keep those who love the label happy with yet another strong showing on the catwalk. They returned to New York for last year’s Spring 2014 show and after opening their flagship store in Soho a few months ago was back for more!
The runway collection presented in New York, will reach us here in Australia for Spring 2014, is titled “Novateur”, and described as a spirited voyage that takes you back in time where free thinking, curiosity and independent thought are celebrated.
Staying true to their own particular vision Sass and Bide twisted, turned and reinterpreted with a free-spirited aesthetic. Graphic black and white check prints juxtaposed the light fabrics they’ve been printed on, while sharply tailored jackets were styled with light-weight, flowing skirts. The result for this collection was one that will see girls both here and the US all jumping on board to own outfits to be on trend. There were plenty of autumnal hues that shone through and not just the black and white and added accessories like back packs to complete some of the looks. Hand twisted cord added yet another edge to some of the jackets and skirts and gold shone through in yet others.
Sass & Bide once again showed a strong defining Autumn 2014 collection in New York!
It would be so great to see Sass and Bide on the local runways come Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, this probably will not happen any time soon as the focus really is about showcasing and building the label internationally and really they do not need to do that much in Australia because they are a label that those who love their local fashion will always support because they do great ranges that the younger end of the market really relates to.