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:: Spotlight :: Alexi Freeman Spring Summer 09/10 Collection

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

The ALEXI FREEMAN Spring Summer 09/10 is a 44 piece collection of relaxed glamour with a distinctly Australian twist. It offers a signature monochromatic palette of grey, black and silver highlights with a splash of risqué melon. Rendered in hand printed textiles, jersey, plaid, mesh, satin, and sporty detailing, it references archetypal summer silhouettes, combining these elements to create indispensable must have pieces for the coming spring/summer season.

Modish yet understated each and every piece in the collection compliments the next, methodically telling a story of casual opulence, whereby beautiful basics combine to create
a soft, yet simultaneously gallant feminine statement. Juxtaposing mercurial silk satin with racy diamond mesh, the silk & mesh story appeals to a woman who likes her basics laced with a hint of luxury epitomised by the Biker Blouse. Deceptively simple, the athletic functionality is easy yet immaculate in it’s conception. Evoking a double take response, unexpected moments of glamorous detailing add panache to this season’s offering such as the Silver Mesh Pleated Hoody, the Silver Mesh Trench and the voluminous Mesh Batwing Dress.

Another key fabrication is the double mesh story, whereby a sequin-like moiré effect is achieved through the layering of different coloured meshes, which is highlighted in the Party Dress, Gather Pant, Ballet Skirt, Cap Sleeve T-shirt and Cap Sleeve Dress. There is also a metallic thread that runs throughout the collection and a reminiscence of school girl sass is revived via the introduction of knife pleated plaid into the mix, staking its claim in the form of the pleated bag, dress, trench and skirt.

The ALEXI FREEMAN SS09/10 collection will be available in store in September 2009, from selected boutiques in Australia and New Zealand and is available for editorial requests
on an ongoing basis.