Breaking a little with Melbourne Spring Fashion Week tradition, a collective of designers from Brunswick (postcode 3056, thus the event’s title) took to the runway earlier this week. Ella, A Name is a Label, Jack of Diamonds, Lhords, Hand Hook Yarn, Anna Cat, New Model Beauty Queen and Neisha’s group show was dedicated to all things grassroots, independent and sustainable. A few of the designs were a little crafty for my personal tastes (different strokes, for different folks is a wonderful thing) but I did appreciate NMBQ’s optical eye motif, Ella’s woodland prints and Hand Hook Yarn’s intricate macramé pieces. And the styling of the Marie-Antoinette-after-a-roll-in-the-hay wigs. Which label’s are you gravitating towards?
Photography by Chris Moore