Bec + Bridge has returned to MBFWA for Resort ‘20 with their 70’s surf culture inspired collection ‘Wipe Out’. Leading Australian model Bambi Northwood-Blythe returned to Australia to walk exclusively for the brand.

Inspired by the glassy swells of SoCal’s legendary beaches and the backdrop of their local Sydney shores, Bec + Bridge payed homage to a freewheeling paradise, throwing back to the myth and magic of the iconic late 60’s and early 70’s surf culture.

It was an era that came with a soundtrack of salt, surf and hazy riffs, where irreverent style and relaxed vibes were the order of the day. ‘Wipe Out’ radiates an ease, with graphic 70’s inspired palm prints, man-style shirting, vintage florals and unexpected textures sitting with the signature mini dress. A modern take on the board short emanates a fresh feel for the brand. The Bec + Bridge girl this season is straight out of the water and off to a gig.

A juxtaposition of proportion reveals short, fitted styles pared with oversized and louche silhouettes, emulating the curves of a wave. The colour palette is rich and sun kissed in deep tones of rust and mustard, accented with shades of violet and ivory.

Completing the runway looks, Bec + Bridge and Pared Eyewear teamed up for their third collaboration entitled ‘Big Mama’, a vintage, oversized shape perfect for summer surf checks. Bespoke jewellery brand Luiny have collaborated on a small capsule of wave inspired pieces that tie back with the collection, all handmade and assembled in New York.

Our girl has spent her summer by the ocean, in and out of the salt water, sun kissed, timeless and free, the natural beauty of the girls in cult Australian film ‘Puberty Blues’ inspires the beauty look.

“The hair has a very natural, slightly androgynous feel with a lived-in textured wave through the mid lengths a narrow silhouette. It is almost as if the girl has naturally curly hair and has been wearing a cap to try and control it,” said Redken Hair Director, Richard Kavanagh.

“Vibrant surfer girls, effortlessly sexy. Healthily sun kissed skin, tinted by the afternoon sun and sprinkled in freckles. Boyish youthful brows frame eyes that are spot lit with soft matte splashes of pastel hues in buttery yellow, mint, icy blue, tangerine and lavender,” said M.A.C. Make-Up Director, Nicole Thompson.

The show was lead by the creative team including Kelly Hume, stylist, Nicole Thompson, Senior Artist, M.A.C. Cosmetics and Richard Cavanagh, Hair Director, Redken.

Source: Bec + Bridge