Ksubi Australian Fashion Week 2010

Jade Warne
marie claire

Rebirth. That's the word that Ksubi's sexy, street-ready summer 2010 collection brings to mind.

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With a show that was as stripped-back as it was smart, Ksubi founders Dan Single and George Gorrow re-established themselves as the go-to guys for sleek leather, structured shift dresses and need-it-now denim.

"It's very texture based, and obviously really denim based but we've pushed it to the limit," Ksubi denim designer Rebecca Dawson agreed talking about the label's new looks. "In terms of the colours, we knew we wanted it to be tight, so the palette is black, white and all shades of blue."

Held in a yawning industrial space under massive static-ridden projection screens in Sydney's Fox Studios, the event represented both the final show of Australian Fashion Week 2010 and the brand's 10th anniversary.

Key looks included the criss-cross white jeans, denim shorts, cropped bodice and vest ensemble, and the floor-length black mesh and leather maxidress.

"This time instead of being so pop and in your face we decided to be more refined," Gorrow explained backstage.

Here's to 10 more years of Ksubi ageing gracefully.

Justice, Dan Single & Pip Edwards. Photo: www.thecobrasnake.com

Rosemount Australia Fashion Week 2010 was on May 3 - 7 in Sydney.

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Images: Six 6 Photography. Text: Jade Warne