Renowned Australian brand sass & bide returned to Fashion Week with their Jungle Teddy Punks presentation at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW), as complemented by the ideal party girls looks by Redken and hair director Di Gorgievski.

With fashion looks constructed by the brand’s  Creative Director Marnie Skillings, the looks evoked the brand’s bold spirit and legacy, with details that included intricate beading, hand-sewn embellishments, maximalist colour direction, clashing prints, playful cuts and proportions, and layering. A colourful palette of vibrant oranges, neon greens and hand-drawn prints by sass & bide’s graphic artists and designers also contributed to the energetic, audacious collection, all underpinned by black and white statement tailoring.

“It’s an honour to be back at fashion week and presenting my second collection for sass & bide,” Marnie said. “It’s such an iconic brand that celebrates individual expression and that has always resonated with my personal style philosophy. For Jungle Teddy Punks I wanted to embrace this with a collection that feels fun and energetic while bringing a modern and fresh lens to statement dressing. This collection is for all our loyal customers and style renegades who don ’t mind breaking the rules and marching to the beat of their own drum.”

The hair looks ideally complemented this punk aesthetic, with Redken Guts, Fashion Work 12, 23 and 32, Shine Flash and Oil For All proving instrumental backstage.

“This resurgence of the sass & bide woman is highly influenced by the modern day elegance of euphoria,” Di said. “Marnie Skillings emulates a party girl and really brings to life the word fun, which was my aesthetic muse. Bringing together elements of the late 90s and early 2000s, we’ve showcased straight sleek looks, graphic top knots and sweaty circuit curls.” 

“The hair perfectly complements Marnie’s presentation after we carefully curated each hair and makeup look with individual garments.,” she continued.

The show direction was futuristic with a strong digital influence and a low environmental impact philosophy. The show was housed in a technological set that showcased the collection through light and colour.

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Photographer Credits: Lucas Dawson, Anne Peeters, Jacopo Lancioni