For Resort 19 LEO & LIN presents “Ms Moonlight”, drawing its inspiration from the unrivalled splendours of the night sky – the stars, moon, planets and galaxies – sights which have enchanted and inspired humanity for millennia. Traces of the evening are brought to life in the the exquisite otherworldly ardour of our signature colour ‘Ms. Moonlight’. The colour palate was adorned with shades of baby pink, subtle creams and butter yellow. While on the runway models glided through the LEO & LIN galaxy on a decal specifically depicting the night sky. Celestial themes find further expression in the choices of fabric and embellishments, from hand-beaded Zodiac and cosmic symbology to laser cut butterflies that ‘journey’ through the collection, which itself is the incarnation and symbol of "Ms.Moonlight". Mesh tulle, luxurious silk and organza form supple, free-flowing lines reminiscent of comet trails. Silhouettes draw inspiration from mid-century glamour combined with a modern approach to everyday wear that can be effortlessly transformed from day to night. Off the shoulder dresses, organza layered our signature colour “Ms. Moonlight” with baby pink to form ‘Amaranthine’ effect full skirts, shorter skater dresses and multi teared cocktail dresses reference fashion's current state of nostalgia, while incorporating the ultimate romance.
MBFWA 2018 marks the debut runway show for the burgeoning Melbourne designer who is fast becoming one to watch in the Australian fashion industry. In the words of LEO & LIN founder, “It’s about living in the moment, about new incarnations, about embodying everything in life that’s ethereal and steeped in wonder, about becoming… Ms. Moonlight."