From guest wrapper Angela Finn, Deputy Head Learning and Teaching:
Despite the stress of impending rain, and early forecasts for the show to be a washout, students from the final year of the Master of Fashion (Design) program were able to deliver an intimate soiree style showcase that was perfectly suited to MPavilion2015, captured the spirit of the space and presented three quite diverse fashion collections in a refreshingly simple show in the great outdoors.
A major review of the show by Manuscript is full of praise for the ‘mind-bending’ knit proposed by designer Chris Ran Lin whose collection has seen him chosen as a semi-finalist in Project NextGen. Likewise, the work of designer Vlad Kanevsky received high praise as ‘one of the greatest menswear collections to emerge from Australia in many years…so complete in its product offering and conceptual underpinning, that [it] would be well received at the international collections.’ A highlight of the evening was the centre stage performance of the works of Blake Barns that saw models transform in situ from wearing carefully constructed fashion garment shapes, referred to as ‘wallpaper pieces’ to interactive ‘image dresses’ anchored by ‘hook & rock’ accessory pieces.
The show was made possible with the help of volunteers from the Master of Fashion (Entrepreneurship) and the Bachelor of Fashion (Design) programs. Congratulations to everyone involved in this adventure.
Photos by Lucas Dawson: