Therefore

melbourne
City:
melbourne
Country:
australia
University / School:
royal melbourne institute of technology (rmit) School of Fashion & Textiles
Graduation Year:
2016
Production Location:
australia
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Collection – Textile Mnemonics

This aesthetically nostalgic collection subverts and redefines the wearable everyday, further increasing the perceived value and worth of wearable garment. Using luxury fabrications and laborious construction techniques to reimagine the everyday, the collection Investigates the most cherished garment archetypes and reworks them to become luxury items of high value. The ‘embroidered denim’ is the hero of the collection, the most loved wardrobe staple for generations, the garment archetypes associated with denim, traditionally hardwearing workwear have been deconstructed and reconstructed with time intensive embroidery to create couture pieces. The collection subverts the everyday and asks the audience to question the worth and value of all garments.
About
Ethics and sustainability are an integral part of my practice, operating in a slow fashion model, producing high quality adaptable garments, made to order, ensuring minimal waste. By sharing my making practice I aim to increase the value of the maker, the making process and add to the emotional and physical value of garments, through showcasing the craft techniques and human interaction that brought them to life. Taking inspiration from wardrobe classics, street styles and subcultures, I create unique, high-end street wear with a bohemian aesthetic and a focus on wear-ability and longevity. Running a small-scale label has been my goal my entire life, making beautiful ethical clothing in Australia, providing employment in the creative cottage industries, while providing myself with a passionate creative outlet and a fulfilling stimulating job. With each Therefore collection I will incorporate more aspects of sustainability, constantly evolving my design, fabrications and production method, to be as ethical and sustainable as possible.