Ethereal ensembles in a kaleidoscope of candy colours hit the catwalk on Monday at Australia Fashion Week. The label? Romance Was Born. The theme? Mushroom Magic. The sponsor? None other than Disney.
Inspired by Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland, the designing duo behind Romance Was Born (Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales) created a psychedelic collection that took a bite out of both sides of the mushroom. It was equal parts whimsical and wacky, magical and mad, presenting Cheshire Cat jumpsuits, princess-themed dresses and mushroom-embellished sweaters on a set so sweet it could have given you a toothache. Literally, in fact, given that it was made out of sugar by sugar-craft artist Tanya Schultz of Pip and Pop.
One outfit (above), comprised of tights, shorts and a sweater in midnight blue, was entirely covered in twinkles from Cinderella while graphics from the film (shoes, birds and squirrels) were appliquéd onto…
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