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Sportsgirl Likes An Ode to No One

Remove the 3D glasses and take away the holographic laser lights, and Adi Setiadi’s flair for dazzling prints and flawless tailoring still shines. 

Just days before An Ode to No One’s debut show at MBFWA, Sportsgirl announced the young Sydney-based brand as the latest collaborator for the retail giant’s “Sportsgirls Like” collaboration program. The program is evidence of Sportsgirl’s uncanny ability to tap into local fashion’s most promising brands. Other designers to have channeled their sartorial ingenuity into more wallet-friendly wares include Antipodium, Alpha 60, and Australian expat Richard Nicoll. 

The 7-piece capsule collection (Sportsgirl has now announced that the white button-up shirt won’t be making it to stores) is titled “Chroma.” It features Setiadi’s signature sharp tailoring as well as a painterly print designed especially for the collection, the inspiration for which was, fittingly, found through experimenting with paintings. The high-waisted skirt and a long-sleeved dress bear this almost cartoonish digital design, while other pieces hone in on form. A pair of subtle drop-crotch jersey pants with oversized pockets might be able to live in your wardrobe without your boyfriend wanting to burn them while you’re sleeping, and a top in the same fabric could easily be from An Ode to No One’s pricier parent line.

Prices range from $80 to $180 and can be found in store at Sportsgirl. Go there now and arm yourself accordingly.  

Images via Sportsgirl

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