Ten Pieces was the first fashion brand to invite me to their show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Sydney. Even if I’d gone to nothing else it was worth the plane ticket just to have an experience like this. For this show the iconic pool at Icebergs Bondi Beach was drained and the front row sat right inside the pool. Models strutted past them along the lanes and around the edges with the perfect backdrop of Bondi Beach behind them. Waves were crashing , drones circling and bronzed surfers were catching waves in the rolling Bondi surf on a picture perfect day. The crowd was filled with editors, fashion buyers, models, influencers and celebrities. Fittingly I spotted Michael Klim inside the pool, Ash from My Kitchen Rules and Connie from Sneaky Sound System.
Guests were invited to morning tea and were not disappointed by the delectable spread. Standing out on the pool deck sipping an organic cold coffee and checking out the view, myself and many others were all in awe of this amazing venue. It was probably one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. There was Mumm champagne, Aperitivo by The Talented Mr Fox (which contained Goldy gin and organic by Red Bull tonic water). We nibbled on Grilled Scampi, Basil, Sorell and Radish Cold Rolls and some delicious Meyer Lemon and Limoncello Jelly Tartlets. The excitement and anticipation in the crowd was palpable.
Soon it was time for the show and the models arrived accompanied by the sounds of Allan Marshall. Ten Pieces has a cult following and all were impressed by Ten Pieces signature monochrome colour palette plus French navy blue and highlights of vivid red. A great touch was the use of parallel line prints paying tribute to the brand’s iconic home of Icebergs Bondi Beach. There were futuristic ugg boots and slides, plus cool athleisure wear with shorts, hoodies and my favourites the red and navy pants and bomber mix. I also loved a sleeved maxi dress in aqua.
The collection certainly had that unique Bondi feel and designers Ian Nessick, Maurice Terzini and Lucy Hinckfuss attributed their inspiration to, “ Mixing beachside hippy vibes with a DIY punk aesthetic. Ten Pieces pays homage to Italy Disco Club Baio Degli Angeli and its seminal DJ, Daniele Baldelli. Drawing Inspiration from late 70’s Italian Disco culture and the sounds that accompanied it, the collection is designed to be worn from the beach through to a late night party.”
Ten Pieces offers modern pieces which combines the urban sport aesthetic and marries it with their unisex designs to create completely wearable contemporary fashion.This season sees, “ the introduction of denim sourced sustainably from Italy and a focus on hidden details. “ Ten Pieces launched in 2011 and was designed for mixing and matching. You can wear one piece or ten.; with each layer creating outfits to take you straight from the street to the after party.
Ten Pieces was the event of the week for many, with its exquisite blending of a day party cum show in one of the best venues you could choose in the whole world. Sydney was showing off its perfect weather. You really could have worn a sundress and hat or perhaps a cool outfit from Ten Pieces itself, for at Ten Pieces there are no seasons only reasons.
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