There was a huge variety of fashion showcased by Brisbane’s emerging designers at the RAW Brisbane, Awakening event. From the theatrical costumes of Lotusdevi Designs, who’s models had big hair and even bigger personalities, to the soft, flowing eco-friendly garments of Juzu to the corporate women’s wear of The 400 Co., there was something for every taste!
As usual this is just a sample of what was on offer, so make sure you get to the next RAW event to see it for yourselves!
Juzu is an eco friendly fashion label who create pieces that are soft, feminine and float down the runway. To embody the spirit of being more in touch with the earth, their models didn’t wear shoes on the runway.
Lotusdevi Designs is a theatrically inspired label, focused on creating bespoke costuming pieces for dancers and alternative fashionistas and lines of limited runs on popular designs. I enjoyed watching these models playing the part of a characters from a cabaret show and having fun with the amazing styling.
Scarlett Menagerie is created by Kristine Browning who specializes in custom made garments and accessories for the bold fashionista who loves a pop of colour and embellishments. Each garment or accessory is handmade, from the design sketching, pattern making and sewing.
Eliza from Eliza McCabe, a Brisbane based emerging designer focusing on minimalist and modern forms, combined with delicate silk and plenty of warm golden colours.
Falling for Willow
Showcasing their Jungle Fever collection, accessories by Falling for Willow is handmade in Brisbane.
The 400 Co.
The 400 Co. is clothing inspired by the 400 fashion elite who were selectively chosen by Mrs Astor, self-crowned queen of New York, to attend her annual ball, The 400 Co. is dedicated to providing fashion forward Australian women with stylish corporate clothing.