'Manuela Dack you were the highlight of my day! Congratulations for an amazing collection' I tweeted on the 16th of September, after I witnessed the designers' SS13 presentation. I absolutely loved her entire collection and loved the contrast in textures she achieved.
Not only that, but I went to see the exhibition the next day, to get a close look at the materials and details and fell in love even more. The cut of the garments is impeccable and the layers of texture give the collection a special something. The combination of silk and leather, sheer and opaque fabrics in the looks presented on the catwalk was fascinating.
Manuela Dack found her inspiration for the SS13 collection in the Carribean, where she was raised. Using traditional palm weaving and highlighting the contrast of architectural lines and organic shapes she has tried to reference 'minimal south pacific chic and colonial youth imagery in this season's mood boards'.