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Jayson Brunsdon: Class With a Hint of Parisian Panache

Godfrey Deeny
April 29th, 2009 @ 5:48 PM - Sydney

It felt like Paris at Jayson Brunsdon’s runway show in Sydney Wednesday, April 29, when the simple and chic sophistication recalled the old days of haute couture when shows were mini social galas and not celebrity slugfests.

Full of understated poise, the collection was one of those stylish affairs where the pale colors, quietly graceful hair and makeup and classy carriage of the models all evoked one big word - ladylike. In an era when people turn up for shows in faded anthracite jeans, Brunsdon's collection was a tad nostalgic, but defiantly elegant.

There was a certain colonial comportment to this collection, where pleated georgette pool dresses, oyster-hued dresses, splendid boyish shantung shorts and leaf colored cocktails whispered grace, but never shouted glamour.

Backed up by a soundtrack of Miles Davis’ classic trumpet solos, one felt transported to a haute couture show; the only thing missing was a French hostess calling out the looks over the speakers, “numero quinze, number 15,” like in the good old days on the Avenue Montaigne.

Brunsdon may not be the most innovative of designers, but he has plenty of class. He designed the collection and staged this show after undergoing many months of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer last July. Brunsdon dedicated the collection to his loyal mother Dorothy, and an Erte-like drawing of his mother was the cover of his invitation.

“It was a dark period in my life,” said the designer, who embraced Dorothy on the catwalk, an elegant touch that recalled Yves Saint Laurent, whose mother Christiane never missed one of his shows.

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