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
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! 🙂