bassike welcomes you behind the scenes of our resort 22 show ‘pause’, as presented at afterpay australian fashion week.
behind the scenes of resort 22
drawing inspiration from moments of pause, resort 22 reflects the importance of being cognisant of the space in between the noise, between action and reaction, between stimulus and response.
influenced by the lines and movement of agate stone, resort 22 is a balance between the noise of vibrant, experimental print, punctuated by moments of pause through streamlined, tonal pieces in rich tones of jade, malachite and redwood.
“the resort 2022 collection started with the agate print, says co-founder and creative director, deborah sams. “I was really drawn to the depth and the chaos of it, and throughout the collection I have called on the rich and bold tones featured. the collections were also influenced by the polaroid print – the vivid white, yellow and the bright blues feel very limitless, spacious and bright.”
while there is a sense of femininity at play within the collection, seen in voluminous skirts, dresses and pants, resort 22 simultaneously embodies a modern, androgynous edge that is integral to the bassike look. “throughout my design process I’m often inspired by menswear,” says sams. “this season we have worked with the same fabrications across both the men’s and the women’s collections, with a number of prints also translating across both collections. our signature details that are a part of our brand dna like the bassike slouch, contrast stitching and chain stitch darts carry across both collections.”
embodying our mission of responsible business and working towards a more sustainable future of fashion, we worked with sustainability consultants, pangolin associates, to produce a wholly carbon neutral show.
“I think everyone is really starting to understand the environmental impact on the climate,” says co-founder and director of supply chain and sustainability, mary lou ryan. “we are continually looking at all areas of our business to ensure we make responsible choices. we have recently made the decision to take the organisation carbon neutral and when activating events at such a scale, it sits within our ethos to look to reduce and offset the carbon footprint.”
reducing our carbon output was considered in every aspect of the resort 22 show, from venue, to energy usage, banning single-use plastic and sending digital-only invites. our greenhouse gas footprint is to be offset through forest regeneration initiatives in the amazon and tasmania, facilitated through pangolin associates.
we have recently made the decision to take the organisation carbon neutral and when activating events at such a scale, it sits within our ethos to look to reduce and offset the carbon footprint.
with a diverse cast presenting varying hair types and lengths, we worked with the individual to keep it consistent yet natural, healthy and polished. the styling reflects the bassike brand beautifully. it is effortlessly cool, structured and androgynous.
i wanted to celebrate each model’s unique features and play with colour in a really interesting way. all liner colours were inspired by the bassike collection and carefully considered to create harmony on the runway.
led by makeup director jennifer horsley of mecca beauty using a curation of mecca’s conscious global brands, the resort 22 look focused on fresh, glowing skin with brushed-up brows and a floating accent liner on the eyes in shades of the collection.
“I focused on skin prep through skincare layering and massage to encourage intense hydration and give a unique plumping effect to the complexion,” says horsley. “the makeup is fresh with only cream products used including the kosas tinted face oil, rms un cover-up cream foundation and the kosas revealer concealer to add a skin-like finish with subtle sheen.”
the natural, barely-there base made the perfect canvas for bold, graphic liner in colours of the resort palette that felt modern and wearable.
“I wanted to celebrate each model’s unique features and play with colour in a really interesting way,” says horsley. “brows are lightly brushed then set in place and an unexpected floating liner in varying shades gives the look strength and interest. all liner colours were inspired by the bassike collection and carefully considered to create harmony on the runway.”
goldwell australia artists pauline prechonnet and karine strachan worked together to create polished hair radiating a quiet ease, effortlessness and an androgynous feel that was reflective of the distinct bassike aesthetic.
“with a diverse cast presenting varying hair types and lengths, we worked with the individual to keep it consistent yet natural, healthy and polished,” says prechonnet. “the styling reflects the bassike brand beautifully. it is effortlessly cool, structured and androgynous. we have included a great mix of goldwell products to achieve the perfect texture.”
bassike would like to say a special thank you to the below sponsors:
photographed by dave blake.