A dreamscape of summer, a rhapsody to the bygone beauty of the 1960s, Resort 22 ‘Scent of Summer’ awakens the senses by playfully contrasting bold neon and sophisticated neutrals. Co-founders and Creative Directors Adrian Norris and Edwina Forest on Tuesday 11th May presented their Resort 22 collection ‘Scent of Summer’ in the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney.
'Scent Of Summer'
Aje Resort 22 was brought to life on the runway in the heart of the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, ‘Scent of Summer’ induces a mood, feeling and metaphor of Summer.
The voyage to another time and place takes form in the central island of The Calyx with undulating mounds of moss, where a crisp citrus scent from the lemon trees edge the outskirts, baring a blue sky utopia. To echo an ode to a summertime bliss amongst the sun-drenched walls, the Resort 22 runway itself was sunshine yellow, lined with odiferous herbs and flowering of delicate aromas in rosemary, mint, olive, gardenia and lavender.
The collection is anchored by opulent shapes with overblown proportions, voluminous puff sleeves, cut out details, structured forms and floating lengths in a reference to heritage and modern Aje silhouettes.
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Dassia Smock Dress
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Promenade Leather Shell Top & Promenade Leather Skirt
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Vanades Frill Cropped Top & Vanades Midi Skirt
Ornate and unexpected embellishments transpire in floral sequinning and hand beaded daisies applied on transparent organza in cut-out Sixties shapes, while handsewn guipure applique and hand ruched flowers in cotton poplin reflect a long-standing devotion to artisanal techniques and craftsmanship.
The season’s hand painted overblown floral prints in signature fabrications of silk linen and cotton poplin are each a symbolic nod to summertime bliss in tones of citrus, olive, fuchsia and wallpaper floral.
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Le Mempris Ring Midi Dress
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Jacinto Pleated Dress
Organic shaped hand cast hardware in metal and resin are accented throughout, while bespoke broderie anglaise sits beside Italian yarn knits in hand crocheted racer styles.
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Riveria Braided Dress
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Le Mempris Ruffle Tiered Maxi Dress
A time of escapism; of sensory delectation; ‘Scent of Summer’ is designed to invite your senses to step into the mood, feeling and metaphor of Summer.
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