“Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.” — Anais Nin
Pageant embraces female power and sensuality with ‘Fervour’, a trans-seasonal collection paying homage to the tenacious women who paved the way for us. Fierce and flirty, strong yet sensual, ‘Fervour’ celebrates empowerment, sexual liberation and carnal desire.
Soft jersey and fine rib knit clings to curves and contrasts structured masculine shapes in denim and wool, playfully highlighting the fluidity in gender expression. The sensual palette sets nudes and pastels against blood red and jet black, evoking the many facets of femininity – be bold or demure. Sheer striped mesh subtly reveals flesh and two-toned dresses and skivvies play with the light and the dark sides of the psyche. Denim – in plain or print – returns this season with a 1970s twist: cropped flares, pinafores and jackets feature exposed zips. Pageant’s signature sportswear influences sit beside iridescent bias cut slips and sophisticated floral jacquard.
An exclusive collaboration with artist Kiah GM features two different artworks on denim and swimwear, in trippy pastel and abstract curved prints. Sporty swimsuits are given a girly spin with frills and cheeky cut outs, while a printed maxi dress and rashie offer coverage to the coy.
‘Fervour’ dares you to approach life with passion, gusto and zeal.
AW16 / FERVOUR
PHOTOGRAPHY – BOWEN ARICO @ WORK
STYLIST – MEGHA KAPOOR @ COMPANY 1
MODEL – ALEX MOXHAM @ IMG
HAIR & MAKE UP - SAMANTHA PATRIKOPOULOS @ WORK
DESIGN – TRISTAN CEDDIA @ NEVER NOW
WORDS – KILORAN HISCOCK