Monday, August 14, 2006

Young Blood

Jamnuts and I went to the Sydney Design 06 Young Blood Designers Market on Saturday.

We had a fab time checking out all the innovative and funky fashion, jewellery and homeware designs of up and coming Australian designers.

I didn't get any photos cos' Jamnuts was too embarrassed by me taking out my camera like a I'm about to steal these people's designs, (not that I have the skill anyway) but I've made a list of all the labels that stood out for me...

Christiania - chunky perspex jewellery, a playful take on victorian cameo jewellery.

Slingfings and bird textile by Rachel Bending - Gorgeous gorgeous Jap inspired printed fabrics and clothes. I fell in love with this tie wrap dress (below) in a bird fabric print but couldn't justify spending $230. Now I can think of a million reasons why I should've got it.

(btw, you can buy any of the dresses in ANY of the bird fabric designs on the Slingfings website!)

I also liked this apron dress but not sure how often I'd really wear it...

High Tea With Mrs Woo by 3 sisters, Rowena, Juliana and Angela Foong - Modern fashion designs with an Asian twist. Very unique cuts but beautifully fitted designs. I loved the top and dress on the left. Check out their lovely website and design gallery.

fg by Felicity Gleeson - resin bangles embedded with bits of lace, crochet doillies or fabric. Really feminine stuff. She also makes these unusual alien looking dolls and brooches from antique fabric. An ecclectic combination. According to her card, "This wistful collection was created with the scent of freshly baked scones and jam wafting in from the next room, to the sound of someone putting the kettle on and cups clattering onto their saucers." Unfortunatly she doesn't have a website and I forgot to ask whether she has any stockists but you can email her at felicitygleeson(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)au

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Love that wrap dress! Gorgeous! I'm sure it was worth $230 although it's too steep for normal girls to afford...