Alice McCall has a knack for making "weird" pieces seem completely wearable. We're talking trend updates like oversized shoulders, and unexpected details like tassels. As soon as we took our seats for the Resort 18 collection presentation at Fashion Week Australia today, we knew we were in for a real show. The runway was transformed into a decadent floral carpet, which immediately transported us away from Sydney's Carriageworks (the official Fashion Week Australia venue), and into another world (Alice McCall always has one of the best sets at fashion week).
For Resort 18, McCall kept the collection playful, with feathers, brocade, and ruffles, but it was the introduction of a new shape—ruched sleeve details—that had us most excited. This "weird" trend has slowly been filtering through collections over the past few seasons. Why are we calling it weird? Well, it's the word non-fashion people normally associate with a new trend, but we have a feeling that's because we've seen it at Ellery, and now Alice McCall, it's sure to take off next season.