One of the more exciting events on the programme every year has got to be L’oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival‘s awe-inspiring Metamorphosis Student Showcase, this year presented by Sportsgirl. I am always on the edge of my chair (or in this case, camera lens) at these affairs, where you can see real ideas come out to play. Student collection showings are the experimental playground for budding fashion designers, and we’re often told stories of immediate success, Gareth Pugh being one such young prodigy. Who knows, maybe we’ll see the likes of this year’s crop on the world stage.
Here I feature the best of, from arguably the most impressive show at the festival thus far.
Georgia Lazzaro‘s futurismo collection seems to have travelled back from a time where cars can fly and ray-guns are real. We’re looking to a fashion-forward future from this young designer, from RMIT University, Melbourne.
A play with opposing texture on white from RMIT’s Albert Lee.
Playful proportions and delightful colour just pop from Robyn Taggart, QLD’s University of Technology.
One of my own favourites and an innovator to watch, Jacqueline Tyrrell’s androgynous shifts speak volumes of her skill, honed at UTS, Sydney.
Futuristic pop, on trend and terrific, Olivia Jung (UTS).
There was a gasp of breath as this model took to the salubriously lit runway, donning by far the supreme standout Christiana Livaditis’ inspired gown. This photographer just couldn’t wait for her to reach the media riser.
Who can bring to words just how wondrous this RMIT graduate’s future in fashion will be?
Photography: Mason Browne