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Eco Fashion Week Australia 2017 (EFWA2017) has an amazing line-up featuring collections from over 44 designers (local, national and international), 2 unique curated fashion shows and performances by 3 talented local musicians. This is part 4 in 5 part series introducing you to all the wonderful artists taking part in our event this year.
In addition to the designers listed below, there will be a Style It Green collection by EFWA2017 fashion stylist Dalija Vlahov where she will choose 5 audience members for a unique makeover that showcasing different ways the Little Black Dress can be styled and a live musical performance by Rob Walker (covered in our opening gala press release).
Sista of JAC, Australia
About - SISTA ÖF JAC is an Australian label, established by siblings Selda and Yeshim Ismail. They want to build a modern and sustainable future while taking inspiration from of the past. The label focuses on the desire to create sustainable and ethical garments; and the unconventional use of developing new and quality sustainable fabrications; that is flawlessly fused with innovative bespoke tailoring. Using the concepts and inspiration through life science, engineering, architecture and experimenting with prints, bold and eccentric colours as reference.
Website – www.sistaofjac.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/sistaofjac
Instagram – sistaofjac
Gemini Kite, Australia
Elle Evans, Australia
About - Elle Evans creates sustainable swimwear, beachwear and active wear made from 100% recycles fabrics, allowing you stay fashionable without negative impact on the environment and on society. Winner of the '9lives project most innovative recycled fashion' award 2010.
Website – www.elleevansswimwear.com.au
Facebook – www.facebook.com/elleevansswimwear
Twitter – @Eludesigns
Instagram – @elleevansswimwear
LinkedIn – www.au.linkedin.com/in/ellie-evans-72934ab6
Pinterest – www.pinterest.com/elleevansswim/
About – Justine McKnight is an artist, designer and Fashion Coordinator at ECU, Australia. Working from a space of exhibition and collaboration means the designer's output is limited to very specific one of a kind pieces. Materials are chosen and incorporated with care and there is little wasted. Scraps of cloth can end up becoming covered buttons or elements in a mola cloth.
Instagram – @justine.mcknight
LinkedIn – Justine McKnight
Things of Substance, Vietnam
About - Things of Substance offers ready to wear contemporary fashions for work and play. The emphasis is on quality natural fabrics such as silk, cotton and linen. The designer combines an Australian fashion sensibility of classic lines and casual tailoring with Vietnamese fabrics and intricate handcrafted details.
Website – www.thingsofsubstance.com/
Facebook - www.facebook.com/thingsofsubstance/
Instagram - @thingsofsubstance
Interview - Coming Soon!
Selcuki & Ali, Turkey
About - Selçuki&Ali transforms traditional fibre art into unique fashion and lifestyle products through innovative production methods. Wholly-handcrafted products made of natural fibres come into existence in environmentally friendly designs with the magic touch of Selçuki&Ali. Adopting green and slow fashion trends, the brand achieves “timeless elegance” with solutions specific to people and space.
Website – www.selcukiali.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/SelcukiAli/
Instagram – @selcukiali
Curtin Springs, Australia
About - Nature is literally transformed as native grasses are harvested by hand; using a pair of secateurs, a hessian sack and our knowledge of the Curtin Springs landscape. Each type of grass and each seasons creates a different texture and feel in the paper they produce. Therefore, each and every production run makes a quality paper that is unique and individually made. Curtin Springs also experiments with blending and texture, using plants, flowers, clay and sand. The paper created is used in many ways including a line of unique jewellery.
Instagram - @am_paperarts
Interview - http://www.ecofashionweekaustralia.com/2017/08/11/behind-the-scenes-with-designer-amee-porter-of-curtin-springs/
Upcycling Challenge by Marilyn R. Wilson, International
About – Marilyn R. Wilson is a freelance writer, published author and speaker who has been interviewing fashion professionals and covering fashion events for over a decade. This is her first foray into curating a fashion show. With just a couple of exceptions each of the 21 designers participating in this challenge are ones she has seen showcased on the runway.
Website – www.marilynrwilson.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/MarilynRWilsonWriter/
Instagram - @marilynrwilson
Twitter - @oliobymarilyn
LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/marilyn-r-wilson-117b6210/
Designer info & Interviews - www.ecofashionweekaustralia.com/efwa-upcycling-challenge-by-marilyn-r-wilson/
Article – The Move From Media Seat to Backstage
Kirsten Ley, Canada
About - KIRSTEN LEY is an artist who enjoys empowering women through confidence-inducing clothing. Constructing eponymous, avant garde and visceral pieces, she juxtaposes structurally bound leather with the whimsy of fervent, flowing skills, while exploring structural details inspired by both vintage and modern anatomy diagrams.
Website - www.kirstenley.com/
Instagram - @kirstenleystudios
Interview – Coming Soon!
John Ablaza, Phillipines
About - John Ablaza is a Manila based international eco-fashion designer designer who is known for his use of sustainable local materials in his designs. His awe-inspiring collections have already graced the runways of Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Bahrain, Sydney and Toronto. More importantly, John’s work is clearly buoyed by his determination to ensure that he creates designs that come with a promise of a livelihood for the artisans that he teaches and employs.
Website – www.coutureandculture.us/
Instagram – @johnablaza
To view the EFWA2017 line-up as well as links to buy tickets, go to www.ecofashionweekaustralia.com/events/efwa-schedule/
For more information and events details go to: www.ecofashionweekaustralia.com.
About Eco Fashion Week Australia 2017
Eco Fashion Week Australia will collaborate with the designers, artists, activists, community, media, businesses and educational programs, as well as the local Governments, to raise awareness for environmentally conscious fashion. With Eco fashion weeks spreading across the globe, it is only natural for Kuvan-Mills to take the wheel in her own beloved home of Perth, Australia. The initiative she has taken to implement Australia’s first and very own Eco fashion celebration will strike a chord with designers, fashionistas and media alike.
This innovative, forward-thinking event will feature, exclusive informative discussions, exhibitions, hands-on workshops and incredible runway shows showcasing the best in organic, handmade, local, re/up cycled fair-trade, ethical fashion, traditional, and textiles.
Eco Fashion Week Australia is proudly supported by TCFWA, TCF Australia, TCF Global, Australian Made Campaign , Fly By Night musicians Club, Taylors Art and Coffee House, Green Embassy, Dowerin GWN Machinery Field Days, Eco Beach, Loig’s Music Lab, Dene Selby Modelling Agency, Rainforest Rescue, RSPCA-Reloved Fashion, Mercado32, Vivify Textiles, Salon Express, Curtin University, and ECU along with Media Partners Eluxe Magazine, The Bahamas Weekly, Peppermint, Olio by Marilyn, Style Drama, Textile Beat and MOCHNI.COM, Kristen Leo. The Green Hub, Eco Warrior Princess, Tommi Magazine