March 2022 Showcase & Luncheon - Melbourne
In the brands first independent showcase at PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival, Christian Kimber welcomed guests to the launch of his latest collection at the Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street’s restaurant, Luci.
The collection included archetypal pieces reinvented via colour and fabrication, including houndstooth overcoats and goat suede chore jackets, as well as wholly new categories.
Thirty models showcased both summer and winter looks, as the brand serves both northern and southern hemispheres at once.
Corduroy and denim made their debut, as did more lightweight, technical fabrics, designed to suit
a return to work and the extremes of the Australian climate.
Colourways extended across palettes of warm olive and maroon, earthy tan and brassy ochre, punctuated by
textured, patterned polo shirts in ivory and sand.
The collection was undeniably a celebration of a return to more ordinary life, as cities properly re-open post-pandemic.
Layered, functional garments in relaxed silhouettes dominated the runway with an overarching theme of looks favouring both comfort and practicality, without sacrificing elegance.
This reinforced the brand’s dedication to its clients’ lifestyle in producing liveable, wearable garments for all seasons.
The presentation was followed by a three course meal, with a menu designed by two-hatted Executive Chef Sam Moore.
Second course was accompanied by a discussion covering the evolution of men's style, moderated by acting fashion editor of the Sydney Morning Herald Damien Woolnough with panellists Christian Kimber, GQ editor Amy Campbell and stylist extraordinaire Grant Pearce.