RMIT graduate fashion designer Gabrielle Brown has been announced as 2014’s winner out of the dozen finalists in the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s National Graduate Showcase supported by Target. Her collection ‘Kinesis’ juxtaposes grass-roots craftmanship like pin tucking and cording with the high-technology of 3D printed rubber. A collaboration with graduate architect Laura Mason and engineer Chris Murray of 3D Systems has resulted in a collection of minimalistic silhouettes adorned with dynamic structures that remind me of fossilised sea creatures.
Gabrielle will soon be following in the footsteps of luminaries such as Stella McCartney, Josh Goot, Zac Posen and Yeojin Bae to create her own capsule collection for the ‘Designers for Target’ series. I’m intrigued to see how her lofty design sensibilities will translate to the mass audience. You can flashback to Gabrielle’s very first appearance on StyleMelbourne’s pages here.