|Some of the models backstage|
As reposted on Tahlia Langdown Instagram
(second from right)
It's that time of year where Australia's emerging designers get to show off their wares at the end of year fashion shows from some of Australia's leading design schools.
This wouldn't normally be on my radar but given the model daughter walks for both UTS (University of Technology Sydney) and FDS (Fashion Design Studio) I get a bit of insight into the work these students put into their final year collections.
So many of Australia's most successful national and international designers came from these Sydney based schools.
UTS was held on Tuesday night over three shows. I was lucky to score a ticket to Show A which was jam packed.
UTS is quite different to FDS in that it is very "out there". The clothes can be bold, eccentric, loud and deemed a tad "unwearable" in everyday life. I like to think of it as walking art.
The creativity, the care, the work, the sourcing and the artistry of these collections is really quite inspiring.
If you dive deeper into the stories behind their collections their art becomes even more appealing.
I love to celebrate that kind of unabashed creativity.
|Tahlia modelling the ADAPT line for Meredith Bullen Look Book as seen on @__Meredithbullen Instagram|
I'm looking forward to seeing FDS in a few weeks time.
If you feel like seeing some art dressed up as fashion, grab a cuppa (or champagne, depending what time of day it is) and check out just a few of the emerging designers coming out of UTS this year.
This was not the show I saw, but you get the idea. See if you can spot my daughter in the process.
Have a great day!
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