Hats, Headbands and Personal Adornment

Feeling bold?  Adorn yourself in striking accessories. Hats - The Red Rose Button Hat When designing the red rose button hat, I started by layering fabrics over a form to view the different effects. Placing one piece on top of the other then adding highlights. Making handmade roses using silk and grosgrain mixing the two famously known colours red and pink. These combinations have a distinct appeal one that is interestingly striking. Where does this colour inspirations come from? Personally, two designers who always inspire. Lacroix and Viktor & Rolf Colour Inspiration Namely, the inspiration comes from Lacroix and Viktor&Rolf. Colours such as red and pink evoke images of Flowers, Love and Lacroix. Visualising these colour combinations bare [...]

What is a Slow Fashion Pace?

The Little Black Dress? The Colour Black? The Little Black Dress  The black dress a power house staple to elegant dressing, one may find many of these dresses in their closet. Why so many Little Black Dresses? What is a Slow Fashion pace? During the long Melbourne lockdown, my curiosity sparked as I wanted to reconnect with my love of fashion history. I read about a free course, Coursera presented by The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA): ‘Fashion as Design' led by Department of Architecture and Design Senior Curator Paola Antonelli. An online seven week course exploring over 70 items of garments and accessories questioning the meaning of what, how, and why we wear these items. Learning from designers, historians and makers about these [...]

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