I feel bad that I haven't posted in a long time! But things have been very busy for EDITION and I am super excited for what 2014 has in store for me.
Currently I am in the process of moving into a new studio which will be great to have my own space and design it for me so it is practical and comfortable to work in. I am also collaborating with an amazing artist for an upcoming performance! More info to follow!
I think I have been spoilt with Susan Taylor of Department of the Exterior Manuka. She understands EDITION garments and how they work with the body. She is also able to tell the women who are interested in my garments how they were made with sustainable pattern making and that EDITION is currently a one woman show!
After a shocker at Premiere (not a single order in a week tradeshow, but thankfully it wasn't just me!) I have been desperately trying to find other stockists who also understand my garments and what the EDITION label stands for.
So I am putting it out there to see if anyone has any suggestions of boutiques that stock labels with similar ideals or aesthetics as EDITION
- Australian made
- Quality fabrics, sustainable where possible
- 30+ women market who are interested in unique, interesting clothing
Woooohhooooo I have finished my project upcycle for Nespresso! I was very lucky to be asked along with 5 other designers to create a unique garment/artwork out of over 1000 Nespresso capsules. I loved working on this project! If I could do project like this one all year round I would be a very happy lady! The experimenting was the best part of the whole process. Here are some of my favourite ones! An image of the studio first, that was taken over by capsules for 14 days.
Backstage before I showed my collection at Fashfest I was interviewed by Fashion One TV, lovely people to chat to about my concept for the collection. So awkward watching myself but I guess it is good practice! Wow I use my hands alot when I talk!
Last Thursday I opened the Sustainable Threads parade created by art curator Chris Watson for the Belconnen Arts Centre. The collection was brand new to what I showed at Fashfest Canberra a month earlier (madness!) I decided
to use the same concept of the Yarralumla Brickworks and expand on my ideas from Fashfest. I was happy with the relaxed look of the final garments and had fantastic models! Ash pictured on the left above even won the unusual cash prize of 'Best Model'!! The hair from Hair in the City Canberra was fantastic and the makeup girls did a great job. Eric Piris of Red Photography took the beautiful photo above - more soon I hope! I especially like how the wool looks so textured
in the photo, very fitting for the Sustainable Threads concept. The majority of the collection was made from NZ Merino wool and cotton jersey. The collection will be available from Department of the Exterior, Manuka ACT from tomorrow.
These pieces will be the starting point for my collection that I will be shooting in Melbourne in August! Get excited because I love some good wintery layering!
I am very lucky to have such a supportive family - all of them wore EDITION to Fashfest Canberra including my brother and boyfriend! The 1st picture is my beautiful sister and my brothers beautiful girlfriend rocking the green that will be in the new SS13 collection. My mum wore an EDITION dress, cape and scarf. My brother wore an EDITION cardigan that I have had lots of interest in from women, I think I should take the hint that women's wear is what I should stick too!!
It has been one week since I showed my collection Remains at Fashfest Canberra 2013. I am finally recovering from the craziness and excitement of it all. It was a great project and the Canberra community have been fantastic in their support in the lead up and on the 4 nights of Fashfest. EDITION starts 7minutes in to the video, although I recommend watching it all!
Transform yourself from Fashfest observer to Fashfest participant! An exclusive opportunity to meet and acquire unique pieces by the designers of leading Canberra labels 4minutes33 and Edition and iconic Melbourne label Materialbyproduct from their Fashfest shows. Sunday 5 May 10am - 3pm, at Department of the Exterior, ground floor,
Manuka Court, 11-17 Bougainville St, Manuka. Call Susan Taylor on 0431372956 for additional information and to book a time with a designer.
So I hope to see some of you there on Sunday! The collection is almost finished, looking forward to showing it on Friday night at FASHFEST and then having a celebratory drink!
New Winter pieces are now in store! The Hidden tops in red and charcoal, and the Around & Around dress in red. Go in to Department of the Exterior to get your new EDITION Winter garments with the weather changing this week! This is my favourite time of the year and love being able to layer and wear scarves. The Hidden tops have an in built scarf so I have that sorted for you!
2013 has meant new adventures for EDITION! I have started working with a small factory in Melbourne who is certified by Australia Ethical Clothing. This process has been a huge learning experience for both myself and the people I am working with at the factory. As my zero waste pattern making means that my patterns are very different to the traditional patterns it has been a back and forth process to get the garments right. The final outcome has been great and I should receive them on Tuesday after the Easter weekend. It has been great to get a small run made that I do not have to sew myself. Model Annalise Seubert will be wearing my new pieces at a launch for FASHFEST on Thursday!
So much excitement in Sydney!!! My model and I after EDITION won the Debut award! This means that I will be showing my collection 'Until we Arrive' at Premiere next month that is part of Fashion Week Sydney. My studio buddies the wonderful Gemma and Francesca of the label 4 minutes 33, will also be at Premiere! We are hoping that it will be a fantastic week with lots of orders and inspiring people to meet. Another part of the Debut award is for EDITION to venture to Melbourne for a lookbook shot - can't wait!