Haley Elsaesser’s Fall Winter 2015 collection, titled “Midnight Cowboy” was one of the most hotly anticipated shows of the week, with a VERY packed house! Elsaesser is currently established in Australia, but is expanding her reach from Asia to the frosty north that we call home.
Blasting disco mashup music, models dressed in psychedelic prints trotted down the runway in a decidedly happy celebration of a season we know for wearing black and staying inside. It was hard not to smile at the model’s raver odango (sailor moon) pigtails that popped up like colourful cat ears. Comfortable separates, matching sets and long sleeved dresses felt surprisingly practical for everyday wear.
Also refreshing: Elsaesser employed a range of diverse models ethnicities, sizes, heights and also transgendered. We’re happy to see that she understands her audience!
All photos via George Pimentel for World MasterCard Fashion Week