A few weeks ago, whilst Emilia and I were exploring the many isles of our favourite upcycled emporium – Reverse Garbage Queensland – we were asked by Kelly (their gift shop co-ordinator) if we’d like to participate as models in an upcoming fashion show, featuring the work of sustainable and ethical fashion designers…
On Saturday night we took part in the total whirlwhind adventure that is a fashion show, and we had a damn good time! I brought along my Fuji and snapped as many behind the scenes shots as I could manage (between wardrobe changes). Click below for full photos!
We kicked things off with a quick run through before guests started to arrive. The energy backstage was already electric… Before we knew it, it was time to get into our first catwalk outfit. Emilia and I were both lucky to model pieces by local designer Glenda of Witchi Woman, who creates the most incredible upcycled denim appliquéd pieces. Not even kidding, the moment Brisbane starts heading into winter again I’m nabbing myself one of these jackets… so stunning! I really loved the 90’s grunge style outfit I got to wear. Glenda used the floral pattern in the skirt to decorate the jacket in such a subtle and clever way.
It was nearly showtime when the nerves started to kick in. Ellie (Below) got to model an amazing piece by local sustainable and ethical fashion Queen (and my personal idol) Jane Milburn of Textile Beat.
The last outfit I wore was a statement (to say the least). Somewhere between fashion and fantasy, the creations of Shadows of Elysium were out of this world! It was a challenging piece to walk in – but I managed (with the help of a few audience members).
The designers at HoriCouture had created pieces made entirely out of teabags! There were also pieces that were still technically alive, created using mushrooms and twigs.
This night was such an amazing experience, and the entire time I felt so grateful to be part of a local project promoting the things I love most – creativity, sustainabitliy, working ethically and fashion.