Australian menswear and womenswear designers, STRATEAS CARLUCCI unveiled their debut Resort 18 collection at MBFWA17.
Titled, TRANSIT, the Resort 18 collection was inspired by the Paris Metro, and the work of the late Chinese artist Ren Hang, whose work focused on freedom, rebellion and playfulness. STRATEAS CARLUCCI explored the rawness, the grit and beauty of the real world and the underground of the Paris Metro, in contrast to the cities canopy, to Hangs raw and provocative imagery of nudes, which are both confronting and beautiful, yet speak of purity.
The Resort collection included both menswear and womenswear pieces, unified by a focus on gender fluidity, a key concept of the brands DNA. Toying with masculine and feminine forms and fabrications, the collection consisted of strong silhouettes and sharp tailoring, with oversized shapes and voluminous bottoms. However street practicality kept the collection grounded via the bomber jackets, pierced hoodies and sweaters and knit categories.
Runway Imagery Credit: Getty Images
Source: Strateas Carlucci Resort 18 Press Release