IORDANES SPYRIDON GOGOS: RESORT 2022
A collection that was made from the wits and crazy passion of one young upcoming designer, Jordan Gogos. Patched together, sewn down, stitched, raw, fused, knitted, clashing crashing remnants in a well orchestrated pomp of a catwalk debut. Imagine all the costumes from Muriel’s Wedding getting mashed up with those from Marie Antoinette. Ebullient. The best casting of the week, brave and brilliant. With Renya Xydis and her team at full throttle on the amazing hair pieces, each one tailor made; and Sean Brady on the intricate makeup, this was a dream team. Harriet Crawford, the clever fashion assistant at Vogue Australia made all the shoes, over many late nights reclaimed from Vinnies and shaped into genie swirls. And Marina Afonina helped make the magic happen. The collection was a celebration of life, a literal and metaphorical patchwork and suits of many colours. Come one, come all, in a corset, a crown, a hint of a bustle. Here and there a tiny nod to early McQueen/Galliano runway moments that heralded a new dystopia. It was the Madness of King Iordanes. Eclectic electric. And everybody free with Byron Spencer on the decks. We loved it. Nice work, Jordan.