Before MBFWA wraps up for another season, Ten Pieces once again took to its iconic home of Bondi Icebergs. A homage not only to the quintessential Australian coast but the lifestyle we so freely adopt Down Under, it was as if the fashion week gods had rained upon Bondi Beach with eternal rays of sunshine. The sun bounced off the white concrete building and reflected back into the crystal waters for a welcoming prelude to Resort 2020.
Like years gone by, the pool had been drained to leave stark black lines reminiscent of the punk-infused label and with hundreds of attendees towering over the makeshift runway, it made for a vision no amount of production could pull off otherwise.
Introducing the line of models, Italo disco tunes were pumped throughout the venue as the label paid homage to seminal DJ, Daniele Baldelli. In turn, it offered a fitting introduction to the gritty yet contemporary looks. Serving as the main influence, late ’70s Italian disco culture was infused into the designs, allowing for silhouettes to be worn from the beach through to after dark scenarios.
“The collection this year is inspired by my years living in Italy. We were known as disco freaks. In the late ‘70s listening to Daniele Baldeli and the rise of Italo disco and the magical cosmic disco,” co-designer Maurice Terzini explained to ICON prior to Fashion Week. “Music is always a starting reference to anything we do. The influence comes more from the styling rather than the clothes worn. We have imagined this clashing with another of our core influences, urban sports such as free running, hence cosmic runner.”
Synonymous with the contemporary punk aesthetic the label has become known for, Resort 2020 served up a selection of unisex looks cut with an urban sportswear approach. Models snaked around the pool and into the bowl, trudging in Everugg Australia boots – another local favourite – and donning a colour palette of black and white, french navy and vivid red. Providing relief from the heavy monochromatic looks, a hue of mint effortlessly floated by and attested the skill and range of design cues, duo Maurice Terzini and Lucy Hinkfuss obtain.
This is ‘Cosmic Runner’.