HANG TOUGH

The Pageant woman pauses to survey her surroundings for ‘Hang Tough’ a trans-seasonal collection. Reflecting on what has come to pass, she now looks forward. Treading the line between pragmatism and hope, she dreams of a utopian world free of rules and limitations. Her strength and softness is mirrored in utilitarian silhouettes that contrast with delicate textiles and feminine characteristics. Structured camouflage constricts finely textured knits, while elongated plackets and zip details can be explored to reveal what lies beneath the tough exterior. Slouchy, athletic marle contrasts with sleek stripes. The austerity of army-green and disruptive pattern material (DPM) is offset by asymmetrical cuts, draping and layering.

Returning to swimwear, this season offers strapless designs and two-tone palettes; in one pieces, two pieces and rash tops. Once again Pageant collaborates with artist Kiah Gm who has created a surreal twist on a floral print.

References to the Pageant narrative are reworked in a collection that follows no boundaries, and is simultaneously familiar and fresh. Sporty and sexy, substantial yet delicate; the seemingly disparate influences synthesize to create a cohesive collection that eludes classification and presents a bold vision for the future.


SS16 / HANG TOUGH

PHOTOGRAPHY – BOWEN ARICO @ WORK
STYLIST – MEGHA KAPOOR @ COMPANY 1
MODEL – HANNAH ELYSE @ CHADWICK
HAIR & MAKE UP - SAMANTHA PATRIKOPOULOS @ WORK

DESIGN – TRISTAN CEDDIA @ NEVER NOW
WORDS – KILORAN HISCOCK