blog | 11.04.2014
Last night at Sydney’s Carriageworks, seminal Australian menswear label Song for the Mute closed the 2014 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week with a show that will stand as a definitive moment in the history of Australian fashion.
Adored around the world for its unique tailoring aesthetic, Song for the Mute is an effusive collision of the creative forces of Melvin Tanaya and Lyna Ty, a union which is putting Australian fashion into the conversation alongside its counterparts Rick Owens, Issac Sellam and Maison Martin Marigela through their seasonal shows at Paris Fashion week.
Featuring 89 new pieces the show entitled simply “Grey” was closed by hip-hop heavyweight Lupe Fiasco and a cast of models adorned with white clay Richard Kavanagh created hairstyles who emerged from the thick smoke that carpeted the murky runway as a showcase of modern luxury’s cutting edge.
This season from Song for the Mute sees an evolution of the dark romanticism that defines the Sydney based label and centres it implicitly in the exploration of fabrics, tailoring and textures that defines the brand’s legacy. A palpable obsession with fabrics and the exploration of innovative structuring define key pieces of the collection finished with an un-abashed attention to detail.
Harrolds are proud to be the historic home and collaborator of Song for the Mute in last night’s phenomenal show. Grey will be in stores this coming season, exclusive in Australia to Harrolds.
Photo by Lucas Dawson.