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M/FW Student Collection Runway 2021



Photographers:
Liana Hardy,
Mackenzie Sweetnam
& Stephen Bui


Prototype 1 - CO•A•LESCE

RE•CONSTRUCTIVIST


Woolwise - Australian Wool Education Trust Grant recipient of $2,000 towards wool textiles.



Bachelor of Design (Fashion) (Honours)
RMIT University
2021
This project examines how specific fashion design interventions can reshape consumer behaviour to reduce over-consumption. Mixing modular, adaptive, and incremental change design strategies with a dash of whimsy.

Using behavioural insights to inform the design process which allows the wearer to participate in the curation and evolution of their own look, bolstering emotional durability and reducing the wearers desire to over-consume. The pieces are imbued with whimsy which has been inspired by the highly decorative and colourful nature of Polish folk art and costume.

Part of the RE•CONSTRUCTIVIST collection this prototype is split at centre front and centre back which gives which give the wearer the ability to adjust the lengths by ruching with alternating snap attachment. Swapping out halves or sections to change the look - all pieces are reversable.

Rust coloured puff sleeve of 100% wool crepe and half long skirt backed with denim wool/silk blend, hand-woven recycled wool/denim/sari silk half blazer and sleeve attached with snaps to foil coated merino felt with embroidered flower motif.

Prototype 2 - INTER•MINGLE

RE•CONSTRUCTIVIST


Woolwise - Australian Wool Education Trust Grant recipient of $2,000 towards wool textiles.



Bachelor of Design (Fashion) (Honours)
RMIT University
2021
This prototype is split at the side seams to allow insertion of various skirt variations and changes in the silhoutte. Reversible Green wool/silk blend quilted long tunic backed with denim wool/silk blend with custom snap edges (French velvet ribbon with silver snaps), Pinstripe 100% wool suiting cartridge pleat panel, Premium Merino single jersey - Dusky Orchid side panel with recycled sari silk stripes (detachable).




Prototype 3 - CON•VERGE

RE•CONSTRUCTIVIST


Woolwise - Australian Wool Education Trust Grant recipient of $2,000 towards wool textiles.



Bachelor of Design (Fashion) (Honours)
RMIT University
2021
Front ruffles of yellow ochre wool crepe. Ruffles are attached with custom snap tape made from vintage grosgrain and nickel snaps to silk/wool/linen blend chevron plaid double sided sheath dress with long sleeves, chunky cotton ribbing at neckline and wrists, double sided open zipper and split at centre back.


Rectangle Polymorphic Prototype 1.0 
2020

In creating this prototype, I wanted to investigate several ideas. Firstly, can I create polymorphic designs with the hope of increasing emotional durability? To test this I used press stud tape to enable garment sections to be removed, attached, reversed and reconfigured.

Secondly, with this iteration I wanted to realise it with simple rectangle shapes in order to reduce off-cut waste and make it easy to use upclycled fabrics. Before testing, I wasn’t really sure that it would work,  concerned that it would look too blocky and be less flexible. Surprisingly that wasn’t quite the case, I was able to create shape with the press studs, opening up the possibilities for silhouette varability.