The Australian Brand That's Building a Relationship Between Fashion and Art

by Byrdie

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Earlier this week, there was one notable presentation that took Fashion Week Australia by storm. Set in a Parisian bistro, the Romance Was Born 2019 Resort show, in partnership with Etihad Airways, hearkened to an idealised 1930's City of Lights. The collection’s ornate designs, paired with the whimsical set and ethereal atmosphere made for a show we won’t soon forget. Posing by a large cut-out moon with stars hanging overhead, the models flaunted garments that sparkled and shone as they struck cheeky poses.

While the presentation was definitely unique compared with other runway presentations at Fashion Week Australia, it’s exactly what we would expect from Romance Was Born. With a commitment to establishing a relationship between fashion and art, the label has positioned itself in a uniquely creative space since its conception. The brand’s site put’s it best, stating that Romance Was Born creates, “clothing that is more than just a beautiful garment—they create immersive cultural experiences that provoke an emotional response.”

And then of course, there were the beauty looks. With creative direction by Peter Beard and makeup by Alphie Sadsad for Sephora Collection, the show was a feast for the eyes, featuring techni-coloured glitter, diamantes, and foil-printed butterflys created with Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain ($13). 

Scroll through to peep our favourite looks from the Romance Was Born show at Fashion Week Australia, 2018: 

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