New Zealand’s luxury leather accessories brand, Deadly Ponies, continues to make waves in the fashion world. Now impressing designers and industry icons alike at its debut in the Australian Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Their Resort ’19 collection, called ‘Devotees’, explores the relationship between society and its loved of inanimate objects. The form, colour palette and design of each piece inspired by idols and talismans through the ages.
Exploring this idea, Deadly Ponies presented its new season handbags bags in clear PVC covers, creative director Liam Bowden saying the material was chosen to symbolize a protective second skin that represents the devotion people pay to objects.
The debut took place at Sydney’s contemporary multi-arts centre, Carriageworks, with 250 select guests including Nathalie Kelley, Isabella Manfredi, Kitty Callaghan, Rosie Tupper, Yan Yan Chan, Karen Walker and Tanja Gacic
Sydney-based creative Peter Simon Philips at the team at Alfred let their imaginations run wild with the decoration of the space. Nothing screams ‘fashun’ like barefoot models, billowy metallic backdrops and a full-sized olive tree hung upside down from the ceiling.
Presenting a runway show where the key products are accessories is no small feat, but Deadly Ponies delivered a captivating show, cleverly dressing the models in pale pink and lilac prints from their upcoming scarf collection.
To celebrate their success, Deadly Ponies have released a ‘shop-the-runway’ mini collection that will feature a small selection of products, including the Wilde Scarf and bridles.
As for their Resort ’19 collections, the public will have to wait until November to get their hands on the company’s fresh leather designs.