LIFEwithBIRD marked their 10-year anniversary last week with a clean and airy collection for Spring Summer 2012/13. Set in the light soaked industrial feeling Utzon Room in the Opera House, the collection came out, a stream of pastel-draped looks that struck a balance between minimalist and future-feminine. And balance is what design duo Nicholas Van Messner and Bridget McCall hark back to throughout their tenure as LIFEwithBIRD. With simple shapes and neat tailoring, a silk print flecked with pink and green set off the other block pastel and neutral outfits. A couple of our favourite looks were a textured shift dress with side cutouts in the palest of lavender, and a white on white ensemble of sleeveless top and long flared skirt – you can’t beat freshest white. The slicked back hair and natural makeup perfectly finished the refined, modern look of the show, a fitting summation of how far the label has come, with an easy elegance that still manages to be current and cool.