Tentacles unfurl slowly and grasp precisely. Consciousness ever shifting and adapting seamlessly with the pull of the moon. Colours emerge and disappear. Patterns repeat and mirror. A mystic bioluminescence held in a sensual liquid dance. Forever coalescing with the elements... a cosmic affair with the stars above.
Velvet Octopus explores the dualities of self in relation to femininity today. Classic silhouettes balance the quirky complexity of the textile pattern. The textile design is both a hand and digitally drawn repeat pattern that was later printed to fabric in collaboration with Sydney based company - THINK POSITIVE.
'YOU SET FIRE TO MY LIFE' - Music Video
Director - Jen Leacy
Cinematography - Damien Wyvill
Tina Arena - You Set Fire To My Life
NURSING THE DIVIDE
Garment, headpiece, footwear
The costume is highly conceptual and minimal, employing a design language that uses specific materials (industrial grade PVC, silicone, iPhone cables) to illustrate the imbalance between the organic and the synthetic in our modern world.
This costume was selected as part of the 2018 FUORI SALONE (Milan Design Week) From Foot To Head exhibition at Galleria Artepassate Porta Venezia.
Curated by Cinzia Ruggeri - NABA Professor and Fashion Designer.
Screen NSW Emerging Filmmakers Fund AACTA Social Shorts Best Drama Award 2015 Special Mention Award at IndieFEST 2015 Winner Female Filmmakers Award at Best Shorts 2015
Official Selection Austin Film Festival 2015 Official Selection Flickerfest 2015 Official Selection St Kilda Film Festival 2015
Director - Megan Riakos
Cinematography - Michael Steel
50-50 tells the story of Nellie Cameron, a prostitute famous on the streets of Sydney in the late 1920’s. The costume designs for 50-50 were based on research conducted into the life of Nellie Cameron and photographic references of that period in Sydney’s history.
Director - Craig Boreham
Cinematography - Bonnie Elliott
Photography - Alex Lee
PRODUCTION AND COSTUME DESIGN
Cinematographer - Steve Munroe
The Rabbit’s Foot is a revisionist Australian Western fable. An ironic and wry tale of men, fortune, gold and guns. The film tells the classic tale between two rivals ‘Lucky Francis’ and ‘Bill Barleycorn’ who pit their lives against one another in a final one-draw showdown. The costumes for each character where based on historic photographic references from Australia’s Gold Rush era between 1850-1880.
Director - Shane Abbess
Cinematography - Carl Robertson
Production Design - George Liddle
PRODUCTION & COSTUME DESIGNER
Director - Leonie Savvides
Crystal Jam is a contemporary virtual story exploring love, loss and family in a world of accelerating technologies and fractured identities.