Ozlana Presented by Global Fashion Collective
by Elena Sendona
Australian brand Ozlana presented their much-anticipated new collection DREAM STILL____ at New York Fashion Week. An edgy yet romantic take on street couture, the new collection highlighted their experimental textiles, quality fabrics, and sustainable artisan techniques.
The mood at the runway was serene, with a naturalistic set design featuring dried wildflowers and pampas grass, soft fur overlays, and lightweight cloud props hanging from the air, illuminated in soft hues. The sound of chirping birds and projected moving scenes of waves and stars created an immersive experience, as if within nature, in the heart of midtown New York.
DREAM STILL____ translates a tale of nostalgia as a woman builds her life in the city, recalling her beautiful countryside youth, and lapsing into a sweet recollection of what has been. Presenting an All Seasons collection, and subverting the traditional fashion calendar, OZLANA brings a new moment to their audience, combining highly wearable, practical fashion with an idealistic, dreamy mood.
Designer Hannah Kim has created a casual and lux style with light feminine dresses in satin and chiffons, leather bomber jackets, and colored fur gilets. DREAM STILL____ is a carefully developed collection, flowing effortlessly through a series of colorways transitioning from pretty pinks, baby blues and beiges, to black. Looks were layered, showing combinations of pieces. A strawberry motif embroidered on a long length knitted cardigan worn with a cherry print dress was accented by a red handbag and red sunnies for a cute look. A floral print pink dress with ruffled hem and cuffs oozed femininity.
Glints of metallic embellishments lifted the soft pastel palette, with beaded embroidery, delicate hanging eyeglass chains, and silver heels. Fun accessories gave a youthful feel, with mini handbags, complete with fur trimmed handles – a hint of the classic Ozlana aesthetic. Shoe options included clean white platform sneakers worn with transparent sheer socks, and pale pink gold buckled mules lined with fur. Models were styled with a certain girlishness, with floral face tattoos and textured teased hair in high ponytails.
The grand finale featured every model returning to the runway sporting a fur parka, Ozlana’s signature item. Plush fur-lined hoods in a multitude of colourways gave the wearer an expression of individual personality. So cozy, so covetable!
Dreamy romantic undertones came through a modern, youthful, wearable collection where traditional Spring/Summer & Autumn/Winter looks are effortlessly merged.
About Global Fashion Collective (GFC)
Global Fashion Collective is a platform supporting creative designers from all around the world. The collective produces runway showcases in different fashion capitals with the aim to accelerate the designer’s global development, increase their international media visibility, and open new markets. By presenting its designers in front of international media and buyers globally, Global Fashion Collective is an expansion of Vancouver Fashion Week.
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