Recreate Paper Fashion Show 2017 designers
A collection of Brisbane designers created amazing couture for the Recreate Twilight Market and Paper Fashion Show that was held in King George Square on Friday 10 November 2017.
By bringing their individual styles to the runway, each designer offered a different insight into the creative potential in everyday materials like paper.
Meet the designers
The following local fashion designers are working hard on their paper runway designs to celebrate National Recycling Week.
The New Garde - Jodie Hilton
The New Garde is a collective and design studio for independent Brisbane designers which fills the gap between an isolated fashion designer who is starting out and an emerging label by offering a workspace, membership, graduate program, workshops and mentoring to support designers with a complete ecosystem of fashion specialists.
Jodie Hilton is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of The New Garde and will be the lead designer for their creation at the Recreate Paper Fashion Show.
The Great Beyond - Nick Azar
The Great Beyond creates bamboo clothing for stylish and confident women; designing classic styles to fit into the everyday. The Great Beyond vision is to create eco-friendly fashion through luxury fabrics and staple wardrobe pieces that complement the modern woman and environment.
Designer Nick Azar is very excited to be in involved with Recreate for the second time.
sticks + stone - Emilia Karlsson
sticks + stone craft their designs with beautiful, environmentally conscious fabrics. They use certified sustainable, organic cotton materials, free of synthetic chemicals such as pesticides and fertilisers.
All fabrics are coloured with the use of natural, non-toxic dyes to bring out the naturally vibrant colours in the range. sticks + stone believes that sustainability isn't just about the quality of materials, it's also about quality of production and longevity of items.
This year's Recreate design is being lovingly created by sticks + stone student designer, Emilia Karlsson.
Lydia James is an emerging Brisbane couture bridal and occasion designer creating unique gowns that hold a lifetime connection to life's special moments. Lydia's gowns are expertly crafted and delicately hand-embroidered.
Jonathan Pampling is returning to Recreate for his second year. He is a futurist and environmentalist with a 15-year fashion and tailoring background working with the art, music, fashion, hair and film industry, as well as costume design and concept styling.
Genkstasy are advocates for equality and freedom and strongly believe that people of all genders should be able to be who they are and dress how they want and do so with a clear conscience. They aim to set a global standard for streetwear - keeping buyers in the know about the 'what' and 'where' of garment production.
LANA is an online, peer-to-peer marketplace where you can list, discover and borrow quality clothes for all occasions. It's a sustainable way to enjoy new clothes, without buying items you only wear once. The LANA team has been working together for six years to shed light on sustainable and ethical fashion in Australia, where clothes aren't thrown out after a few years, but repaired, reinvented or recycled into something new.
Red Zebra Designs
Red Zebra Designs is a creative outlet with a focus on the reuse of discarded objects and books and the creation of fantastic headwear. Robyn Woodrow has an eclectic background as an art teacher, army officer, training and business analyst, corporate manager, business consultant and artist. She is passionate about creating fine art and wearable art that people are passionate about.
Brisbane school student, 17 year old Connor Grady, is one of Australia's most promising young designers and joined the 2017 Recreate line-up at the eleventh hour - and we are so glad he did!
Connor is currently completing Year 11 and has already been awarded the Wool Awards Young Designer of the Year and Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards (AATFA) Queensland Young Designer of the Year (overall winner) and the AATFA Australian Young Designer of the Year - Casual Wear.
His featured work for Recreate was designed to represent the Garden of Eden and is crafted from 1263 individual handmade white cardboard flowers, constructed entirely from cardboard off-cuts from a local printing shop.