Edith Cowan University Contemporary Fashion Graduation Exhibition

IMG_0367.JPGThe bow (above) was designed by ECU fash grad Jessica Carlucci.

The graduating contemporary fashion students from ECU put on a thought-out and well executed exhibition and runway show, entitled Bare, on Saturday night.

Style Voyeur was there to capture what was one of the most chilled out backstage areas I have ever seen. 3 years lead-up and preparation for this event made the whole evening run smoothly and (seemingly) effortlessly. The relaxed behind-the-scenes vibe (which carried through to the catwalk) lent itself to the mood of the surrounds and translated the semi-bohemian 60’s atmosphere exceptionally well.

IMG_0344.JPGToo cool for school.

IMG_0kjgtkh;askg405.jpgI thought I would take this opportunity to say I despise the term ‘cool kids.’ It implies a sense of negativity towards expression and individuality.
Sure superficiality is the lowest form of being but the people who bandy this term about should first consider that sometimes style is substance. It’s one of the few ways you can say something without words and isn’t being cool all about not giving a shit what anyone else is doing? Yeah we’re into fashion, what the F is it to you? The way I see it is you can hardly stand up on your high horse wearing olive green crocs and a ratty old Telstra sports cap now can you? 

IMG_0399.JPGThis boy looks to me like a human blank canvas. I could imagine him
in any style. If he dyed his hair lighter and donned a bit of worn
leather he could even channel River Pheonix.

IMG_0416.JPGDesigner Tim Watson wears his own trousers with the best necklace I have ever seen rocked by a dude.

IMG_0447.JPGInstallation piece exhibited. I wouldn’t be surprised if this resembles Meghan Hoise’s own bedroom.

IMG_0440.JPG(Above centre & right) Designs by Meghan Hoise.

IMG_0480.JPGSarah (above) in Caldi Design.
(Below) Getting the final adjustments before flaunting a Grace Loo creation.

IMG_0576.JPGDesign by Grace Loo.

IMG_0472.JPGJessica Carlucci’s couture-like dress.

IMG_0554.JPGDesigner Esther Lane was my favourite of the evening. Her designs most closely match my aesthetic. Her print work was inspired by the explorer/author Edward Packard who I discovered (upon researching) was responsible for the Choose Your Own Adventure children’s series. The scar on the model’s leg is perfect.

IMG_0518.JPGVictoria Vidovich’s design brings character to fashion.
The neckpiece is so delicate and beautiful.

IMG_0549.JPGAlysia Harvey.


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