Across two days Monday the 9th of May and Tuesday the 10th of May: a select guest list was invited to the Olsen Irwin Galleries in Woollahra to be the first to preview Gary Bigeni’s Resort 16-17 collection ‘Solution’
DJ Johnny Seymour set the tone mixing some moody ambient tracks in the art space which was transformed into a sea of colour with artist Matthew Johnson exhibiting his latest works ‘Candesdescere’, who also developed the playful multi-coloured polkadot prints featured throughout Gary’s collection.
Each Guest was treated to their own individual runway show where ten models walked out single file and positioned themselves on colourful polkadots which were placed on the floor whilst Gary took each guest through the collection piece by piece.
The models complete looks were styled by Kelvin Harries and hair and make up by the experts at Bobbi Brown, Evo Hair and CND Nails. Shoes were provided by Superga and jewellery by the talented Elke.
Notable guests included April Rose Pengilly, Emma Lung, Kate Peck, Natalie Roser, Renae Ayris, as well as key fashion teams from magazines Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE Australia, Marie Claire, InStyle, Sunday Style, Cosmopolitan and online publications Pages Digital, Who What Wear and POPSUGAR to name a few.
As a final treat guests were offered a polkadot manicure from CND Nails, which gave all the busy guests a moment to stop before the busy week of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia ahead.
Whilst enjoying a grazing station of healthy delicacies including fruit & nuts, a cheese platter complimented by Sparkle Cupcakes for the sweet-toothed, which were washed down with beverages provided by Voss Water, Paul Goerg champagne and Kai Coconut Water.
The fashion savvy crowd left with oversized gift packs that included a Gary Bigeni polkadot neck tie, CND Nail Polish, Bobbi Brown Lip Pencil, Evo hair product, Voss Water and Kai Coconut water.