Dress Up

Described as a “self conscious attempt at ladylike”, the latest collection from Dress Up brings together a small selection of carefully tailored pieces that are simultaneously sophisticated, feminine and modern. Australian designer Stephanie Downey takes a highly intellectual approach to fashioning garments that actually play on the label’s name, aiming to create pieces that transport the wearer back to the their childhood games of playing dress up. However, this time around, the clothing fits the wearer’s proportions and the process is given a more subtle and elegant interpretation. There is something very serene and restrained about the choice of colours and the cut of the garments that definitely conjures the essence of being a lady in the most understated and refined way possible.


June 16, 2010