LP33.3 Womenswear – Spring/Summer 2012-2013

Australian fashion designers Luke Hosking and Paul del Giglio give us their sultry ‘Sirens’

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A relative newcomer to the Australian fashion industry, LP33.3 is the brainchild of design duo Luke Hosking and Paul del Giglio. With an impressive design pedigree that includes working for the likes of Zimmermann, David Lawrence and Alice McCall, it is no surprise that their womenswear label is making it’s mark in the Australian fashion industry. The brand name is an acronym of the designer’s initials (LP), with the ‘33.3’ representing the infinite loop, a good choice considering all their pieces are made to last.

Never ones to blindly follow the fashion pack, Paul and Luke steer clear of fad, trends and mass production overseas, instead producing timeless collections with a top quality hand-crafted approach. With a chic simplicity at the heart of each seasonal offering, the duo never over complicate their garments with over-the-top frills and detailing, instead allowing the fine natural fabrics speak for themselves.

This design philosophy is evident once again in the brand’s uber stylish Spring/Summer 2012-2013 collection, entitled ‘Sirens’. As the title suggests, the seasonal line is inspired by the Greek mythological Sirens, as depicted in the illustrations of John Flaxman in the Odyssey. Sirens were powerful, dangerous creatures, portrayed as seductresses who lured sailors to their deaths on the rocky coast of their island with their enchanting siren song. Paul and Luke were inspired by the beauty and strength of the Sirens, and the way Flaxman’s depictions capture the draping in suspension as if it were floating underwater.

The collection features strong structured tailoring, juxtaposed against soft layers and floaty drapery, mirroring the feel of Flaxman’s drawings. The coastal colour palette of soft feminine blues, intense saffron and shell tones, mixed in with hues off deep ink and charcoal suggests to the changing tides of the seas.

The Spring/Summer 2012-2013 collection lookbook from LP33.3

Featuring model Nicole Pollard, with photography by Justin Ridler.

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Infernal Storm Splice ShrugLP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Descent Racer Dress 01

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Infernal Storm Watteau Gown

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Descent Racer Dress 02LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Infernal Storm Splice Dress

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Covetous Scuba Dress

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Anthemusa Scuba PantLP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Poets Reposing Splice Shrug

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Covetous Panelled Skirt

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Casella's Song Wrap DressLP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Siren's Repose Zip Front Dress

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Casella's Song Wrap Dress 02

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Siren's Repose Mariner JacketLP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Siren's Repose Skater Skirt

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Aphtodite Squares Maxi

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Covetous Scuba Dress 02LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Descent Racer Dress 03

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Siren's Repose Mariner Jacket 02

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Anthemusa Scuba DressLP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Anthemusa Scuba Dress Back

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Descent Toga Dress

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Infernal Storm Splice SkirtLP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Poets Reposing Blouse

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Casella's Song Wrap Dress Red

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Poets Reposing Jersey Toga DressLP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Infernal Storm Splice Dress Back

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Aphtodite Squares Maxi 02

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Aphtodite Squares Maxi 03LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Aphtodite Lace Racer Dress Back

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Aphtodite Lace Racer Dress Front

LP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Aphtodite Lace Flapper DressLP33.3 Womenswear Summer 2013 - Minerva Shift

Visit the official LP33.3 website, or check out LP33.3 fashion collections on Australian Fashion Review Blog.

If you enjoyed the Spring/Summer 2012-2013 collection from LP33.3, why not check out the seasonal collection from Kuwaii.

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