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Harvest Powell

Who is Harvest Powell?

Harvest is a designer who demands your attention. Tall and fair, with black liquid eyelids and an inquisitive mind, you could be excused for thinking Ms. Powell has made herself noticed by force of personality alone.

However, this is no talentless scenester-designer. Her budding label The House of Harvest Powell has already won a stack of awards interstate, and she has been handpicked by European car brand Audi to use her couture exclusively for a luxe photo shoot. After making waves on the Gold Coast, The House of Harvest Powell has been freshly relocated to Melbourne to move up to the next level.

Officially named one of the top three fashion designers in Queensland, Powell won a whopping 7 industry related awards in the first year of her degree, then followed that up by becoming the first fashion student in 20 years to be nominated for the Australian Training awards, which she won at regional and state levels. Her ready to wear line was invited to feature in last year’s Fashion Exposed trade show at Jeff’s Shed, and by all accounts, it looks like we are going to be seeing a lot more of her work in the future.

The Harvest Powell ready-to-wear line of womenswear draws it’s inspiration from a wide net of pop-culture and historical sources. Highlights include her most recent Autumn/Winter collection based on Amelia Earhart, the trailblazing aviatrix from the 1920’s. Chic browns, fitted pants and skirts, and a striking fur-cuffed jacket round off the collection. This in contrast to her collection based on “gangster chic” with Italian and Mexican influences- the show opened with a light and sound display that wowed the audience.

Her first love is couture, and it shows in her ready-to-wear collections- classic lines and effortless city elegance, perfect for stylish Melbournites. The House of Harvest Powell is still making formal wear though; an amazing $3000 black and pink backless gown will be auctioned off on the night of The Vagina Monologues in late February, to raise money for charity.

Keep an eye out for the work of this up-and-coming designer around the streets of Melbourne, The House of Harvest Powell looks set to go a long way in a very short time. Check her out here.

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Words – Brooke Jury

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