LMFF: National graduate showcase (presented by Sportsgirl)

Words by Emma Do, photos by Rachel Lee

Our picks from Australia’s most promising talents.

Anna Langdon – Ultimo
Langdon’s Australian-German heritage proved the basis for her collection where both culture’s kitschiest symbols collided. Think lederhosen and folkloric details alongside kangaroos and parakeets.

Natalia Grzybowski- UTS
Grzybowski is the winner of this year’s AINYFF internship grant (Australian In New York Fashion Fund – quite the mouthful) and will be heading off to Calvin Klein. Her grad collection titled Hybrid is split into two sections- white and print. She describes the white collection, which originally began as only toiles for the print collection, as the ‘before’ and the print (derived from botanic illustrations) as the ‘after’.

Sally Edwards- QUT
Edwards’ collection was a reaction to the ‘ripped, shredded and studded’ image of punk. Though she was inspired by punk’s origins, she focused on the subculture’s fixation with tartan and discovered its rebellious history began when the material was banned during 16th century England.