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Australian Academy of Design 2012 Grad show Part 2

So last week I posted the first part of the the Australian Academy of Design Grad show which you can see here.  Just updating this post with some of the other stand out (in my opinion) designers on the night as well as some shots on the day.  Unfortunately I could not remember all the designers name but have categorised it so that all the collections by the respective designer are together.  Short and sweet post as I’ll be updating again soon with my most recent photo shoot 🙂

Australian Academy of Design 2012 Grad show

Hello all and welcome back to the first blog post of the year.  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday over the Christmas and New Year’s break and are looking forward to the wonderful exciting year we have ahead of us.  Sorry for the long absence but I was on holiday back in Perth visiting friends and family so in order to make up for my tardiness I’ll be uploading a few more posts then usual in the next few weeks.

Now that the little intro is over onto what this blog post is really about.  The fashions!!!

So before I left for my Perth holiday I was invited to attend AAD’s (Australian Academy of Design) Graduation show.  This show did not only comprise of just fashion but also showcased the schools other departments such as Graphic Design, Advertising, Photography and Visual Arts.  I mostly focused on the fashion showcase as I was acting as a guest photographer for my friend Anna Cabral,who was the schools Fashion Events Intern and had helped to organise the show.  I went back stage and snapped a couple of “Behind the Scenes” shots amongst the flurry of nervous students and busy make up and hair crew and soon after settled myself in the photographer’s pit for the show to begin.

Amongst the young designers were a few stand outs, one in particular which I’m quite fond of was Joseph Jang’s designs.  His textiles are just amazing and his garment designs are absolutely gorgeous and are immaculately constructed.  I’m very much looking forward to seeing more of his collections in the future to see where this young talent goes.

The night ended with much applause for all the hard working designers and after a long night of running back and forth from behind stage and to and from the photography pit it was time to call it a night since the next morning myself and Anna had a whole day of shooting with our close photographer friends Neil Creek and Elias Lopez (both pretty much my mentors when it come to photography).

I’ll be breaking up this post into 2 parts , the second one I’ll update again with the other students designs sometime this week as there was just too much to post and this would have gone on forever.  So look forward to part 2 within the next couple of days.

Gothic Shoot

Hello everyone and happy holidays!  I hope your looking forward to them as much as I have.  It’s been a busy 3 weeks with one shoot after the next but it’s all been worth it.

About 2 weeks ago I shot a gothic themed shoot with an elegant, aristocratic vampire feel in mind.  Probably not the best idea shooting in summer but luckily we copt a break as the maximum on the day was about 24 degrees so it wasn’t too bad.  This shoot was done straight after the “Mori Kei” shoot which was it’s polar opposite so lighting, make up, wardrobe was significantly different from the week before.  For those who may not be familiar with the whole gothic/aristocrat style it basically consists of dark colours, simple designs with delicate detailing such as ruffles or lace trimmings and heavily pulls influence from the Neo-gothic period or AKA the Victorian Gothic period.  Make up was done by the ever talented Anna who I have worked with several times and mentioned most likely quite a bit on this blog and models are Julianne and Jorge.  Thanks to this wonderful team for making this shoot possible and now onto the lucky last one which I’ll most likely post a little later due to christmas.  Have a happy holidays!

Mori Kei shoot part: 2

Hello again, so as promised I have finished the last lot of the shots from the “Mori Kei” shoot.  I must say alot of work and prep went into this shoot but in the end I couldn’t be happier with the result.  Thanks goes out to my friends Magdalene and Teagan for helping me with this shoot, this would have not been possible without you guys.  If you missed the last blog post about the “Mori Kei” fashion style you can check it out here which will give you a better grasp of what Mori Kei is and what it consists of as well as part 1 of the Mori Kei shoot.  Hope you enjoy 🙂

Black and White photo shoot

Last weekend I met up with my friend Mitch to do a black and white, smart casual style photo shoot. The location was in a cafe filled with wonderful vintage furniture, lovely hard wooden floors, red brick walls with olden style lamps and other decor scattered around the scene. The lighting on the day was perfect, thank goodness, because the triggers for my studio lights decided to die on me leaving me with just natural light to work with from the windows. In the end it all worked out fine, in fact throughout the shoot I was relieved I didn’t get the lights to work otherwise I would have lost all that harsh contrast that I wanted in the first place.

As usual you can see larger versions of these picture here on my flickr site. ENJOY!

Mary Antoinette meet up with the lolita’s

My recent meet up with the Lolita’s this week was inspired by Marie Antoinette and the rococo time period.   The girls came in attire which consisted of high hair do’s, floral prints, fans, frills and frocks.  Below are some examples of what people wore during the Rococo period.

Held at the Polly cocktail lounge in Brunswick we dined on tapas and cocktails whilst enjoying the fine company and fine fashion.  Through out the night I circulated amongst the crowd and took out fit shots so enjoy the gorgeous ladies and their wonderful coordinate of clothes.

Carpe Noctum Fashion Show

2 weekends ago my friend, local Lolita and designer ‘Miss Kittiness’ displayed her latest collection at the alternative fashion show Carpe Noctum.  Alot of the local lolitas modeled the lovely collection as well as modeled for other local Lolita brand, Petticoats and Gallantry.  Below are some of the shots from the night with some familiar faces if you’ve followed this blog for a while :).



Along with ‘Miss Kittiness’ and ‘Petticoats and Gallantry’ I was highly impressed by the quality of some of the lines that were displayed during the show.  Elliven and Clockwork Butterfly specifically caught my eye as the detail and quality of tailoring was just amazing.  I will be keeping a close eye on these amazing brands to see what they have in store for us in the near future.



For more shots of the Fashion show be sure to check out my flickr site where I have uploaded all of my shots of the show.

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