On the Runway at Melbourne Fashion Week.
Just before leaving on a sourcing trip overseas, I received an email from one of my favourite stylists, Kate Gaskin. She was doing the styling for Nevenka’s runway show at Melbourne Fashion Week and asked if I could create a custom range to accompany her beautiful, feminine pieces as they went down the runway.
My Creation Process
Never one to say no to a challenge I jumped at the opportunity. With no time to get the components needed into the country and make them, I grabbed all I could while OS and scrambled some quick ideas together, fingers crossed I had enough for the 14 models. After the plane landed in Melbourne, I had seven days before the runway show took place. I calculated that each red headpiece I had dreamt up to create would take six hours of hand embellishment, so I knew it was going to be a week full of late nights! There was still all the earrings to make and the pearl range.
I worked closely with Kate to ensure the pieces would complement what Nevenka was creating and the vision Kate had for the runway. When I was told there would be feminine ruffles, lace and bold colours – in particular a statement red running as a vein throughout the collection, I could picture in my mind the perfect accessories to go along with it.
The Final Look
When our hand embellished red headbands, oversized pearl headbands, and one-of-a-kind pearl ear cuffs came down the Melbourne Fashion Week runway they were show stopping, and perfectly tyed in with the red and whites from the collection, and with the details complimenting the intricate patterns and cut lace works of Nevenka’s creations.
The incredible International Model of the Year, Adut Akech Bior, opened the runway and the shot of her in our pearl headband and custom ear cuff went viral! Having our pieces on such a beautiful woman, inside and out was really the cherry on the cake and the ultimate reward from a whirlwind week!