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Styled by darkness

Guided by her sense of touch Tammy Kanat, fibre artist and textile expert shopped our designers AW'18 collections. Her final selections were then refined into six bold and unique outfits by Emma Kalfus, Elle Australia contributing Fashion Editor.

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First outfit reveal:

Tammy Kanat selected purely from touch Manning Cartell's Fringe Player Jacket designed from a graphic fringing guipure lace and Ginger and Smart's Lens Skirt made from fine rectangle sequins. These items were then styled by Emma Kalfus to achieve a bold combination of contrasting colours and textures. Paired with Ginger and Smart's glitch high heels, a Strand Hatters hat and Dinosaur Designs neckcuff there's no upstaging this daring combination.

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left: Manning Cartell Fringe Player Jacket, Ginger & Smart Lens Skirt, Dinosaur Designs Resin Pebble Neckcuff in Light Horn

right: Ginger & Smart Glitch High Heel Pump, Strand Hatters Hat


Second outfit reveal:

A smooth and fluid velvet skirt with soft texture from Skin and Threads is juxtaposed with a luxury Italian denim weaved from a matte cotton, into a graphic check design from Manning Cartell's trench. A classic ensemble perfect for desk to dinner options.

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Manning Cartell Check This Out Trench Coat, Skin and Threads Slim Fit Skivvy, Skin and Threads Velvet Skirt, Dinosaur Designs Necklace

 

Third outfit reveal:

Made from delicate lace and ruched throughout, Tammy Kanat chose this piece for its fine detailing. This timeless off the shoulder occasion dress from Camilla and Marc was then teamed up with a sleek black Hunt Leather tote, a Dinosaur Designs loop necklace and impressive bejewelled heels from Camilla and Marc.

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left: CAMILLA AND MARC Sinclair Dress, Dinosaur Designs Louise Olsen Liquid Chain Choker in Gold

right: Hunt Leather Bag, CAMILLA AND MARC Felicite Heels 

 

Fourth outfit reveal:

Tammy Kanat could not resist Bassike's leather linen contrast during the experience featuring Italian buttery leather combine with the softest washed linen. The top supports cascading ruffles down the centre which Emma Kalfus paired effortlessly with Bassike's A-line Utility Skirt made from brushed drill Japanese fabrication. Bassike's leather point flats and a chic woven Hunt Leather bag add a playful flair to the ensemble.

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left: Bassike Contrast Leather Top, Bassike A Line Utility Skirt

right: Bassike Leather Point Flat, Hunt Leather Bag

 

Fifth outfit reveal:

Exclusive to Dion Lee, it was no surprise when Tammy Kanat chose this Perf Skirt featuring their signature vertical perforation technique. Made from triple bonded tech jersey from their signature custom developed fabric the skirt becomes a work of art in the light. With a contrast colour at the reverse, flashes of pink become visible through perforation and movement. Paired with a simple fitted knit rib Dion Lee tee and Manning Cartell lycra boots this outfit will definitely make a statement this season

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left: Dion Lee Pinacle Rib Crop Tee, Dion Lee Perf Skirt

right: Manning Cartell Super Connector Boote, Dinosaur Designs Resin Rock Jugs

 

Sixth outfit reveal:

Featuring statement ruffles, intricate pleating and broderie anglaise, Tammy Kanat selected Aje's Isabelli Blouse and Mikkara Mini made from crisp cotton and luscious leather. Teamed up with sharp pumps from Ginger and Smart and a pop of colour with a tan leather Hunt Leather bag, these items with take you seamlessly into the new season.

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left: Aje Isabelli Blouse, Aje Mikkara Mini Skirt

right: Hunt Leather BagGinger & Smart Glitch High Heel Pump