Romance Was Born is known for their love for Australiana, but this season they went in a different direction – in more ways than one. For their Spring Summer 2012 collection, shown at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Marvel Comics was their none-too-subtle theme, conceptualised with bold graphic prints comprised of the familiar faces of The Hulk (transformed from green to fuschia), The Avengers, The Fantastic Four. Their fresh use of colour gave their designs a feminine touch, with candy pink, canary yellow and baby blue in the mix. The concept was well executed and the clothes more wearable, which they achieved without comprising on their bold aesthetic and theatrical style of presentation.