Fashion Design Studio – Fashion Week Australia 2015

The Fashion Design Studio at Ultimo TAFE’s Sydney Institute of Fashion presented six outstanding designers on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) 2015 runway at The Innovators showcase.

The six graduate designers on display were none other than the incredible Catherine Conlan with her label, WORN:

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) 2015 | The Innovators Fashion Design Studio

Which combined plenty of layers with quirky belts, stripes, strong prints and a few head-to-toe denim ensembles that took the collection to new heights.

Inspired by Bjorn, her debut MBFWA collection was titled All the time/Bjorn Again, and was “a thoughtful process of proportion and design with no constraints”.

To view the full WORN MBFWA runway collection, please click on the thumbnails below:

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) 2015 | The Innovators Fashion Design Studio

Candi Sanderson also debuted her elegant yet androgynous self titled label, Candi Sanderson. The collection was called Cegueira and consisted of a mostly dark palette of layered separates with quality fabrics clearly evident.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) 2015 | The Innovators Fashion Design Studio

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) 2015 | The Innovators Fashion Design Studio

Bold silhouettes and cuts were also stand-outs for Candi Sanderson as was her creative use of drapery and varied hemlines.

To view the full Candi Sanderson MBFWA runway collection, please click on the thumbnails below:

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As Onticha Sawasdee also debuted her stand-out contemporary label, Onticha.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) 2015 | The Innovators Fashion Design Studio

A collection of refined tailoring using eclectic fabrics which included both synthetic and natural fibres such as natural cotton, linen and wool as well as plain nylon and woven synthetic plaid.

Onticha drew her biggest inspirations from her dualistic life experience of having grown up in both a rustic rural setting and an urban metropolis one. And I loved every piece of it!

To view the full Onticha MBFWA runway collection, please click on the thumbnails below:

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Jai Saunders showcased her self titled label, Jai Saunders. Which consisted of a beautiful soft palette of sleek ready-to-wear designs.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) 2015 | The Innovators Fashion Design Studio

Hailing from a background in costume and period garment production, Jai’s debut collection was called, Babushka Time Travels to New York. And drew inspiration from the 1900’s – in particularly photographic portraits of traditional Russian folk costumes.

All in all this collection was a beautiful blend of very cohesive and dramatic pieces that boasted a modern aesthetic – pleasing onlookers alike.

To view the full Jai Saunders MBFWA runway collection, please click on the thumbnails below:

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Jack Huang didn’t disappoint either with his self titled label, Jack Huang. Taking us on an exciting and daring adventure with an experimental aesthetic of clean lines and unisex ensembles.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) 2015 | The Innovators Fashion Design Studio

His forward thinking and unique designs saw an array of bold separates with a masculine undertone more than evident throughout.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) 2015 | The Innovators Fashion Design Studio

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To view the full Jack Huang MBFWA runway collection, please click on the thumbnails below:

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And last but certainly not least, the very memorable and talented Mat Lee creatively closed the collective showcase with his self titled label, Mat Lee.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) 2015 | The Innovators Fashion Design Studio

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) 2015 | The Innovators Fashion Design Studio

A culmination of playful proportions, relaxed tailoring and quirky prints. Mr Lee was the talk of the runway show as his use of foiling, flocking, unusual inks and plastics paired with intricate embellishments was certainly a crowd pleaser.

To view the full Mat Lee MBFWA runway collection, please click on the thumbnails below:

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