In-keeping with the theme, James Dobson launched his presentation with a live poetry reading from Zarah Butcher-McGunnigal, the muse for his entire collection.
Partial to a bit of poetry, I loved the unexpected reading and felt a sense of romantic nostalgia as an updated take on 90s grunge emerged down the runway. Rest assured, for those of you who prefer sophisticated minimalism, you don’t miss out. James is in tune with his clientele and also offers black silk dresses that will easily become staples in your existing wardrobe.
If you’re in need of some off-beat, edgy accessories then Jimmy D could be your one-stop shop. The earrings for instance, include lines from some of Zarah’s poetry printed down the length of fabric strips — some attached by key rings — styled by emerging designer, KingKang Chen The oversized bags with deconstructed frills are also super covetable.
One of my favourite pieces from the collection was the deconstructed dress (header image) in a ditsy print with a layered frilled sleeve in a pre-washed silk. The black drop-waist dress, paired (above) with a black, long sleeve T-shirt is also on my wish list, as I adored its exaggerated shape.
Photography © Sly On The Wall