Make-up – Saphire Gaskas
Hair – Peter Gioutsos
Models – Iris and Annie
Photographer – Melissa Hobbs for Infinity Photography
Designer – Matcho Suba
Chernobyl was inspired by the 1986 nuclear accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine.
The collection features the use of unconventional fabrics and techniques including pleather, lace, fringing, jersey, gold pearls, cotton and PVC. The pattern cutting in this collection moves away from traditional methods and is symmetric in design.
Chernobyl 013 channels body deformation as the theme and the use of pleather, jersey and fringing symbolises structure and movement.
Put both these elements together and the garments represent a human body that is proportionally incorrect.
How do we sleep while our beds are burning?
Fabrics such as fur, leather, taxidermy and lace were used in this collection to create a textual roller coaster of emotion. Through the use of these fabrics and gold embellishments, the garments have a high-end feel with a couture twist, which completes this extravagant collection.
Bushfire is a journey of an individual’s burnt soul. An individual who wants to move on, yet never forget what has happened.
Bushfire was created for the finale of Project Runway Australia Season Three.
Folkloria, as the name implies, was inspired by traditional Eastern European folklore. Each garment created for this collection was hand treated and printed using natural cloths and high tech materials. The method used to create these majestic pieces is called 'indigo', which is a thousand year old Hungarian technique.
Structured shapes and soft tailoring gives this collection a contemporary edge, mixed with delicate elements of gold foil to ensure a modern twist on the traditional folklore costumes.
Endless ways of manufacturing and decorative methods was the underlying basis for this collection, which is also very close to my heart.
Masculinity, violence and sexuality were the foundation for this mini collection. Sumptuous fabrics including fur, natural silks and printed lace were mixed together, to create unconventional, yet sensual relationships between the garments. After all opposites do attract.
This collection was designed to play on raw emotions and create close friendship between the wearer and the pieces.
This collection represents my time in London, which was a never ending journey full of fun and new experiences. The collection has a mixture of different materials and textures giving the clothing a very urban, sophisticated and contemporary feel.
This collection has a little bit of everything, just like “old London town”. Take a chance, experiment, have fun and get lost in the streets of London.
Fabric manipulation and material deconstruction created this powerful collection. Embroidery, screen print, fabric spray and pleating techniques are a passion of mine and they were used to great extent.
London at night and was the inspiration behind this collection, with elements of pop culture being intertwined throughout the garments.
Each piece is an experiment of shape and structure and has a different story to tell, with the gold elements taking you on an emotional journey.
This collection was experimental and based on the journey I took to find my own signature style. These creations were a fun way of creating garments using several inspired techniques such as- print, pleating, hand sewing and embroidery. Not to mention the joy of learning how to create such diverse and intriguing garments.
“Show me the way” is the mirror image of my own expression, which is looking straight at you, telling you to live and get inspired.