“The Fall 2019 Collection drew style references from Elvis’ 1968 Comeback Special and applied them to modern day dressing.” – Sally LaPointe.
From the set design to the leather two-pieces, Sally LaPointe’s Fall 2019 runway show transported guests through a time capsule. The Elvis’ 1968 comeback special surged a nostalgia through the show’s attendees that couldn’t be pinpointed in the moment, but that felt right.
The outfits took only a single glance to elicit an off-guard gasp. Each piece was either silk, leather, or sequined, with prominent use of snakeskin print and paired with a flowy or tailored fit. As the models walked out together for the show finale, the most subtle yet intriguing element of the collection came to light. Sally opted for a colour palette that was immensely unpredictable, but that worked seamlessly when the outfits were seen all at once. The menswear tailored pieces were off-set by delicate lilacs, reds, and pale greens, or form-fitting jumpsuits in all black.
HOLR Magazine was present with our Fashion Editor, Head of Partnerships and Editor-in-Chief to experience the fluid looks first hand.
A vein of sustainable fashion runs throughout the looks with the use of luxurious faux-furs that act as perfect accents to the other materials chosen.
The fur detailing drapes over the arms of the models, similar to fashion and beauty icons like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn in the mid-50’s, who were at the height of their time similar to Elvis during the comeback special in the late 60’s.
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