16 Feb 2015

David Jones A/W 2105

The past two weeks have been filled with new workings of the season to follow celebrating designers and department stores Autumn/Winter collections.

In this day and age we are spoilt with technology that allows the shows to be accessed via online streaming across the world wide web to any fashion savvy follower.

David Jones Autumn/Winter show was showcased Thursday 5th February focusing on the iconic fashion designs of Carla Zampatti who is celebrating her 50th year in the fashion industry.

Ambassadors Montana Cox, Jason Dundas and Jessica Gomes with youth ambassador Elyse Taylor graced the runway set of the boroughs of NYC showcased at the David Jones store in Sydney.

A journey for all who attended from designers, models, fashion elite or socialite savvy guests were delivered a show full of 35 designers each with their own take on what we should all be donning this coming Winter.

The Upside delivered its first showcase with sports luxe pieces set to engage any women into sporting their wares for workouts or otherwise.

Zimmermann's aesthetic of feminine flow showcased again in their pieces set to be added to any woman's wish list for their wardrobe.

The grand finale accompanied by drum players was the iconic label of Carla Zampatti lead out by Jessica Gomes.

12 Feb 2015

Overview : Industry Experience

During my time as a student at Orana endless doors of opportunities have been opened into the ever changing industry that is fashion.

Undertaking many different aspects of the industry I believe draws so much more than you can ever imagine and you begin to learn so much more about yourself and capabilities as a person.

My journey began with my first volunteering event at MBFW April last year. An amazing experience that saw a week full of challenges and insights into what really goes on behind the scenes of such an event.

From there was just the beginning of understanding the direction I would take over the year and the different avenues - including assisting on the Myer S/S launch, interning at Fleur Wood, assisting on further runway shows backstage to assisting on the print publication Alchemy Mag.

For me the more experience I gained in any element of the industry was another skill or knowledge that I didn't have before. Along the way being surrounded by talented and focused people heightened my desire to succeed in the fashion world driving a force of hard work and determination.