Monday, 12 December 2011

Behind the scenes

Amy and I doing our thing with Katie!

Photographer: Eric Piris of Red Photography
Model: Katie van den Bos

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Sneak peek of the AYLOR and EDITION combined photoshoot

On Wednesday we went to the Old Yarralumla Brickworks to do a photoshoot to create a look that connected both of our graduating collections. Photos should be up soon! The place captures both of our asethetics and we loved the contrast of the run down Old Brickworks and the recycling timbre plant that is currently using the space.

Photographer: Eric Piris
Models: Lauren Cooper and Katie van den Bos
Hair and Makeup: Hayley Boyle

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

AYLOR- The Scarred Land Grad Collection- [re-align] Parade

Holster Dress

Holster Dress

5 Shot Cape, Double Trigger Top, Hideaway Pants

Detained Dress

Captured Top, Collector Skirt

Revolve Dress

Bridget Hall

I presented my Debut collection at our [re-align] grad parade. It was a fantastic night and thankyou for everyone who came and supported me. This collection featured my Selvedge to Selvedge system, which shows zero waste in all of the garments. I found inspiration from another aspect of my heritage, James Taylor married Ben Hall (the bushranger's ) wife Bridgett. The way in which the landscape of the time was treated by its inhabitants influenced the collection. Fred Williams, a late artist who influences AYLOR paints a connection to the Australian landscape, this influenced the collection. Williams balances ‘artistic tradition with a spirit of innovation.’ Landscapes have been depicted by artists for some time, Williams’s shows innovation by painting the landscapes essence.

In Williams’s work a discovery of each individual place is evoked, however he found that although different, each place held common attributes. I have shown these common attributes in my collection and  moved past the people who resided in the place and begin to connect to a wider sense of place. These commonalities mean that although the inspiration is local Australia, it can connect to a wider audience.
I will be posting more information as well as my photoshoot soon

Red Photography
Models: Stefania Kightley, Rebecca Niumeitolu, Hannah Grant, Amy Podetti, Tomasina Purcell

[1] 2011 Williams, F, Infinite Horizons

Friday, 2 December 2011

Re Align Parade

The Re Align parade was a great night, we got lots of great feed back about our collections. The collection I presented for EDITION is called 'The Observer'. This is a promotional collection that was inspired by the Oddie Refractor at Mount Stromlo in Canberra. The three attributes of the Oddie Refractor that form the inspiration for the collection are exposed, ingrained and uncertainty. This inspiration connects to our Selvedge to Selvedge design practice and was informed by Australian fashion house MaterialbyProduct, Australian artist Fred Williams and New Zealand designer and lecturer Holly McQuillan. The EDITION label explores the meaning of place and how this can be interpreted into wearable garments. Hope you like! We will have our shoot photos up shortly

Models from left to right: Lauren Cooper, Ellen Hart, Rowena Schoo, Ashleigh Rumble and Katie van den Bos