Late in 2017 I was involved in a mini documentary series that centres on the vibrant arts community here in Perth, Western Australia. Each episode spotlights the work of a different local creative – One of those creatives being little ol’ me 🙂 The series was put together by the wonderful Peter Cheng of Acid Flicks, and I feel so lucky to have been able to work with such a professional filmmaker – The resulting episodes are a testament to his talent behind the lens!
The episode featuring my work aired earlier this year on West TV, but has now recently become available to view online – If you missed out on seeing it on TV you can now stream it on YouTube! Take a peek to see behind the scenes of my label P’JUNK, and hear a bit more about me/my work… I hope you enjoy watching!
Recently I was involved in a fun collaborative shoot with some other local Perth creatives and friends – We worked together on a colourful editorial using my P’JUNK fashion designs, shot on location at ‘PEEP SHOW’, an exhibition by Sheridan Tjhung at ‘There Is’ gallery in Northbridge. The resulting images absolutely blew my mind – I knew from being at the shoot that they were going to be good, but when I saw the finished product I was so thrilled! The above image was my favourite, and the rest are just as wonderful… Click through to the full post below to check out more outfits and shots!
Photographer: Gillian Chionh @gillianchionh
Model: Erin Hannah @ehkluedo @chadwickmodels
Stylist: Zoe Van Zanten @zoewho
Hair: Pauline McCabe @pauline_mccabehair
Makeup: Janelle Han @janellemyh
Set design: Sheridan Tjhung @sheridantjhung
This week I was fortunate enough to find myself in Melbourne at the same time as ‘The House of Dior’ exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. I’d seen details of the exhibition online earlier in the year, and lamented the fact that it wasn’t coming to Perth, as it was an exclusive collaboration between NGV and Dior to celebrate the houses seventieth anniversary. So I was super thrilled that I ended up in Melbourne for a few days with my partner Alex while it was open, so I didn’t miss seeing it!
There was so many beautiful pieces (over 140 designs!), all arranged in the most magical way… Walking through the gallery amongst all of the elaborate couture garments was a very special moment for me, and something I feel so lucky to have experienced. Alex really enjoyed the exhibition too despite him not being a total fashion lover like me, so if you have a boyfriend/partner/friend who isn’t necessarily into fashion it’s definitely still something they will find interesting to check out! I snapped lots of photos while I was there to share with you all, you can take a peek at them below 🙂
At long last, something I’d been keeping under wraps for months was revealed in August – I was one of the emerging fashion designers lucky enough to be chosen by a panel of judges to showcase my work as part of Telstra Perth Fashion Festivals ‘New Generation’ runway! I had been told this exciting new back in April, but of course had to keep it top secret until the TPFF program launch later in the year… Boy oh boy was I glad when it was finally out in the open, as at last I didn’t have to act all vague and mysterious when I was asked what my fashion-design-related plans for the year were!!
This show was something I had been really hoping I would get selected for – It provides a great platform for designers who are just starting their own label to show their work, and I LOVE the hustle and bustle of being involved in runway shows! The ‘New Generation’ showcase took place recently on the 14th of September, and although a few weeks have now passed I’m still totally buzzing with post-show excitement (especially while looking back over the photos and video below!) 🙂
Photographer: Michelle Maretha