Jordyn Smith graduated from RMIT University with First Class Honours in Fashion Design (2019), and has previously completed an Associate Degree in Fashion & Textile Merchandising (2015). Throughout her university career, Jordyn has been awarded multiple times for academic excellence, and for engaging and innovative studio projects. In 2018, Jordyn was one of only two recipients of the Jack Ward Scholarship offered by RMIT.
Since completing her honours degree, Jordyn has been nominated for the Australian Fashion Foundation Scholarship 2019, VAMFF 2020 Fashion Film Awards, selected for the VAMFF 2020 National Graduate showcase, made finalist for i-D International Emerging Designer Awards, and awarded the Grathlems prize from RMIT. During her honours year, Jordyn was also a finalist for Melbourne Fashion Week’s student designer award, and was provided a scholarship from the Australian Wool Education Trust for her commitment to using wool in her final collection.
Over the course of her studies, Jordyn has developed her practice as narrative building through both community practicing, assemblage, and collaging to create enigmatic pieces, inspired by found objects. This method which Jordyn fondly refers to as “Frankensteining”, has allowed for a unique undertaking of sustainable practicing. Jordyn wishes to relocate overseas to continue to develop her skillsets, in order to one day return to Australia and connect local practitioners with international networks, helping the Australian (and local community) fashion industries grow and evolve.
Jordyn has also been included in several group exhibitions; Point of Departure, RMIT Fashion Hub (2016), Sleepwalking, Haptics Emporium Gallery (2018), & So, Sow, Sew, RMIT Fashion Hub (2018). Alongside this, her work has also been steadily published in online journals such as Contributor Magazine & Sukeban Magazine, as well as published in hardcopy magazines such as Fashion Journal & Vulkan Magazine.
Jordyn currently practices outside of Melbourne Australia in her small hometown, Ballarat.