Thursday, 13 December 2012

Until we Arrive collection at AGFW


These are some beautiful photos from photographer Domonic Spagnolo of my collection 'Until we Arrive' that I presented in Sydney at the Carriageworks at the end of November for the AGFW.
I am happy with the collection and how it looks on the catwalk. I would have loved to work more with the models to pose and interact with the garments in the way I had imagined, but I guess this is all part of letting go of some of the control at a large fashion event. I wish the models could have all had the same shoes!
This collection is the most commercial collection I have created; I still created every garment using zero waste Selvedge 2 Selvedge pattern making. Although instead of using all sustainable fabrics, the materials used are a combination of silk, wool, cotton and polyester with the majority of the collection being stretch to make it highly wearable.
Until we Arrive is inspired by the journey of the Bogong moths each year. In particular the landscapes they inhabit, such as the Australian Alps and around the Canberra region. The transformation of the moths physical form during its lifecycle has inspired the stories in the collection. Above all the collection's shapes are inspired by a combination of creating wearable garments and how that works with my zero waste pattern making system.