Telstra Perth Fashion Festival | ‘New Generation’ Show

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

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P’JUNK Featured in The Sunday Times newspaper/STM magazine

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

 

‘Bespoke’ 2016 Curtin Fashion Graduate Show

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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! 🙂

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P’JUNK – Collection Lookbook

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

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Click through to see the rest of the look book images and the concept statement behind the collection…

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‘The Kate Hannah Top’ – A collaboration with Festival Fashion and the Young Minds charity

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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:

festivalfashion.co.uk/shop/the-kate-hannah-top

Be sure to tag me in Instagram photos of you rocking your top – I’d love to see how you style it!!

xx