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‘Alignment’ by Gary Bigeni Spring Summer 13-14

After spying Melbourne artist Matthew Johnson’s work in a gallery, a casual note along the lines of ‘I like your art. We should work together sometime’ was all it took to spark Gary Bigeni‘s new Summer fashion collection ‘Alignment’. Soon Gary’s draped, one-piece-of-fabric wonders would serve as perfect blank canvases to Matthew’s work. Poptastic and pixelated prints have been derived from selected archival and newly developed pieces. Gary explains that, in addition to being influenced by the artist, he also looks to older women such as the inimitable Anjelica Huston; “how they grow more confident as they age…and know what they want” when designing his clothes.

Cremorne’s Block Projects gallery became an exhibition space for Gary’s models to become live works of art. Stepping behind the scenes; hairstylist Laura Evans for Redken created “a very messy fish braid…which is actually three braids in one” . If you love the look there’s a how-to here. Meanwhile the MAC Cosmetics girls swiped highly-pigmented hues across models eyelids to complement the vast colour spectrum swathed over the new collection.

Considering Matthew’s original works can carry pricetags nudging thousands of dollars; would it be too cheeky to purchase an Alignment piece and simply hang it on the wall for admirers to see?

Gary Bigeni 'Alignment' Spring Summer 13-14

Gary Bigeni 'Alignment' Spring Summer 13-14

Gary Bigeni 'Alignment' Spring Summer 13-14

Gary Bigeni 'Alignment' Spring Summer 13-14

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