The Raggatt FW 2012 collection was debuted at the L’Oreal Melbourne fashion festival. The series follows a motif of contemporary ballerina wear, favoring a tutu silhouette, slim-cut pants and oversized shirts. While the designs may seem simple, the attention to detail is impeccable. Subtle ruching and pleating gives the elegant articles a more dynamic appeal. The color palette is mainly within staple dark hues, but a pop of cherry red and pastel purple detailing are memorable.
Construction is evidently the basis of Raggatt design, allowing seams to shift and recontextualize traditional ideas of pattern making. The company has mastered the art of drapery, using folds upon folds of fabric perfectly. The company website reads, “This season’s collection is delicate and violent – like the season we live in.”
The Raggatt FW 2012 collection is reminiscent of elegant dance wear, but holds a certain strength for the confident fashionistas out there.