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
After months of hard work I at long last presented my final collection for one of my classes at university today (for those of you who don’t know, I study fashion at Curtin University here in Perth and am halfway through my final year!)!
I entitled the collection of garments and accessories “Rise Up!”, and it is intended to serve as negative commentary on the current fast-pace of the fashion industry. Designers are increasingly being pushed to their limits to produce new collections as luxury fashion strives to compete with the high street. This higher output and shorter timeframe undoubtedly results in a prioritising of quantity over quality, and sees designers increasingly acting more-so as creative directors instructing large teams of people, rather than designing themselves. My collection aims to bring back the ‘quality’, creating pieces that are lovingly hand-crafted and pieces of art to wear and treasure. I drew influence from youth culture (in particular the punk subculture) to approach my theme from the point of view of youth standing up to the current system of the fashion industry… If we are to see change it must come from those who inherit this industry and its flaws.
Models: Rebecca @sheslikeasunburn // Rachael @rello961
Makeup Artist: Chiara De Stefano – Special Occasions Makeup Artist (@chiarahh)
Photographer: Claire (@bear_bott)
Styling/Garment Design/Creative Direction/Model: Kate Hannah (@katehannah)