It was with great delight to find that Jennifer Kate’s collection at MBFWA was entirely composed of leather and suede (sorry vegan leather fans!). Following on from great success in the USA, this year marked the first time the four year old Sydney label showed at Australian Fashion Week.
The setting for the show was as minimal and pretty as the looks that came down the runway. Models drifted through white feathers in an intimate salon-style presentation that wooed guests. The soft pastel palette was delicious, with soft blues, dove greys, white, creme, caramel and a couple of knockout burnt orange pieces composing the offering.
Boxy shapes, a leather trench, stunning full skirts and skirt/crop combos were highlights.
In a pared-back collection, Jennifer Kate’s collection was all about top quality craftsmanship, impeccable materials and clean, wearable lines. Whilst the looks Jennifer showed had an almost 90’s aesthetic (note, every look was topped with white Reeboks) the result was rather timeless, and showed that leather is appropriate for any climate, and any occasion.
According to the show’s notes “Inspired by the elegance of European hideaways, creative director Jennifer McCloy pulls on the Jennifer Kate attention to detail, with intricate sewing techniques the final touch on perfectly tailored pieces.”
“The Jennifer Kate woman is a minimalist and knows the value of clean lines, impeccable craftsmanship and of a good investment,” says founder and designer, Kate McCloy.
She has already signed with over 100 stockists from Australia to the US, UK and UAE for her designs, which she intends to be long-lasting investment pieces.