MBFWA Runway Report: Alice McCall Delivers Disco-Inspired Extravaganza

GettyImages-683117310-(1)A flurry of ostrich feathers, an explosion of fringed lamé; Alice McCall served up high-voltage, girlish glamour with signature exuberance for her resort 17/18 Bon Bon collection.

Backstage, loaded racks of sumptuous plume-covered clutches, ruffled gowns and glistening shredded jackets caused a furore among a set of dazzled onlookers.

Hair was done and then undone, resulting in nonchalant coifs of unapologetic luxury – is it not the ultimate indulgence to allow hair precedence over product?

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Girls sported berry-tinged faces, eyes dusted with shimmer and down-played lips.

To the glorious, hypnotising bombardment of ’80s synth-pop, the show took shape on an ornate printed, hotel lobby-esque carpet, a metallic gold backdrop reflecting the call for heady, retro whimsy.

Recalling the drama of a bygone era and the excitement of lifting the lid to grandma’s dress-up box, McCall let her imagination tumble down the rabbit hole to reveal a mischievous, fairytale future.

In one catchphrase: There’s no sugar without spice.

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Originally published on Westfield.com.au