Late last year I was fortunate enough to have my work chosen to be featured in an editorial spread in STM – my first print editorial!! The spread was entitled ‘Bright Young Things’ and the accompanying description read:
“Jump into the party season with bold colours, crazy textures and plenty of personality. STM brings you style inspiration from some of WA’s most creative fashion graduates”.
It was such a great feeling seeing photographs of my work in a print publication… Especially one with the readership of STM and The Sunday Times! This photo also made an appearance in The Sunday Times newspaper itself, accompanying an article about the gorgeous model you see wearing it – Ajok Madel! (There was also a teeny weenie little photo of me in this article too, hehe!)
On the day of the shoot I hung around for a while and helped out behind the scenes – so much fun! I was throwing glitter from off-camera for photos, putting on an awesome playlist of funky songs to have on in the background while photos were being snapped, and helping with the general set up of the space… I really enjoy being on set for fashion shoots, its loads of fun getting to work with other creatives!
Photographer: Jess Yeh @ Shift Creative
Model: Ajok Madel @ Viviens
Stylist: Zoe Van Zanten
Hair and Makeup: Hendra Widjaja
Retoucher: Juliet Chen @ Shift Creative
On December 4th my fashion class’s runway graduate showcase ‘Bespoke’ took place. It was an amazing feeling to see the garments and accessories I had worked so hard creating in the months prior finally out on the runway! Photographer Ian Loh captured some great images of my outfits in action… Click through to check them out! 🙂
I am so pleased to be able to share with you all the full lookbook for P’JUNK, my graduate collection of garments and accessories. P’JUNK made its debut on the runway last night at ‘Bespoke’, the 2016 Curtin University fashion graduate show, so I’m now able to let you all have a peek at every outfit from the collection in full! 🙂
This collection marks the end of my time as an undergraduate fashion student, so now I’ll be moving on from study into the big wide world of being a graduate… For those of you who don’t already know I’m planning on launching my own label in the new year, so stay tuned for that exciting venture!!! 🙂
A big thank you to the amazing team I worked with to create the images for this lookbook… These photos exceed anything I could have imagined!
Photographer: Derec Ethan Lee
Model: Laura Taaffe
Makeup: Vickie Nguyen
Hair: Vignette Forrest
Designer: Kate Hannah
Click through to see the rest of the look book images and the concept statement behind the collection…
Recently I was contacted by the team at Festival Fashion to see if I would like to be involved in a special design collaboration to raise funds for Young Minds, a UK based charity providing mental health support to children and young people. Of course I said yes – how could I pass up the chance to support such a great cause?! 🙂
I’m so excited to be able to reveal to you the top I designed for this collaboration! I wanted my top to reflect my love of rainbow colours, so I created this vibrant falling heart design to be printed on an American Apparel top. As well as looking totally *FABULOUS* in this top, you can feel great knowing that 50% of the profit from the sale of this design goes to supporting Young Minds and the wonderful work that they do! 🙂
To purchase ‘The Kate Hannah Top‘ check out the link below:
Be sure to tag me in Instagram photos of you rocking your top – I’d love to see how you style it!!
Today at university I presented my final collection of garments for one of my classes – it was my last presentation for the semester, now I’m on break for a few weeks before starting my final semester and therefore my graduate collection… Eeep!! 🙂 This collection is presented as menswear, although is more-so unisex. I hand-dyed the linen fabric rainbow myself, as well as making all my own bias binding, and hand-sewing on all the sequins… Hope you enjoy taking a peek at the end result of many sleepless nights and long days working hard, hehe! 😀
STATEMENT OF INTENT:
My work aims to be a positivity commentary on and celebration of the increased queer visibility within fashion and the broader mainstream community. To communicate my theme and concept I will be subverting the suit by ‘queering’ it. By drawing on influences including historical Dandyism, queer Campness/’fabulousness’, the Club Kids of the 1980s/90s, ‘Mr Showmanship’ Liberace, and the current movement in fashion for queer inclusion/representation I will turn suiting into a means of communicating a positive, celebratory message of queerness. Design elements that are strong cultural signifiers of queer pride (such as sequins and a rainbow colour palette) will be used to create a collection that is vibrant and flamboyant, revelling in the love of excess, sensuous textures, and fabulous artiface that queer Campness entails. I will employ garment silhouettes that have a slouchy fit, obscuring the figure beneath, in combination with elaborate detailing. This will contribute to a menswear collection that is gender-queer in appearance, blending masculine, feminine, and everything in between and outside of. It will be a visual potion fusing elements of queer culture, Campness, and suiting in a wizards cauldron of fashion… The result: A magical celebration of queer visibility, representation, and empowerment.
My collection will be entitled ‘Queer Alchemy’ in reference to an idea I read about in the work of Andrew John Buzny, referring to the seemingly magical ability of the queer community to transform shame into pride.
Garment Design/Styling/Makeup/Creative Direction/Photography/Model: Kate Hannah