Fashion Design Studio- The Graduates Collections 2013
Last night BYO was invited to the grounds of Ultimo TAFE to witness the eye popping textiles and creative collections produced by the 2013 Graduating Designers of the Fashion Design Studio (formerly known as East Sydney Tech). The Fashion Design Studio executed a fabulous night showcasing next generation designers. Remaining true to the caliber of the institution’s great fashion alumni, which includes designers Dion Lee, Christopher Esber and Nicky Zimmermann, the graduates of 2013 did not disappoint their predecessors (or my wish list to Santa).
Pre runway viewing was a delight, as work from students of textile and fabric printing set a bright tone to the runway. In all honesty, the colors and silhouettes gave me the itch to travel, with collections reminiscent of Spanish bullfighting, retro off-centre Portuguese interiors and fabric hues of ocean aqua blues. From quirky bold prints of neon, to tomboy cool cuts, each collection was effortlessly astounding. There are not nearly enough cool adjectives to illustrate the night and no doubt we will be keeping a close eye on the impact that this new wave of creative talent makes on Australian Fashion in years to come.
Special thanks to Nicholas Huxley – Head Teacher, for extending the invite to Backyard Opera.
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Photography by Daniel Knott