Today’s 12.30pm runway show was the super-duper duo of Dhini and Gail Sorronda. Dhini would have to be one of our favourite Australian designers, having featured in Canvas’ 03 GENDER issue. Technically she didn’t disaapoint. Even though we weren’t in the front row you could still see how much work she put into the construction of each garment. The collection was a reaction to today’s economic gloom and doom, a military inspired range that still showed some of that feminine fluidity we first saw last summer. Sharp lines were mixed with soft drapes in a block colours that included the most beautiful chartreuse. With Gail, her continuation of black and white was a given. There were some ideas that were a development of designs from previous seasons but the emphasis here was on texture, namely feathers and sequins. Not as exciting as one would hope, given it’s Gail Sorronda, but sure to be popular with the cool kids come summer.