New face Siân FRM Agency
New York born Melbourne based fashion editor Mary Ott styled this shoot after covering the London fashion collections for Vogue. Location Birling Gap, Sussex on the U K south coast . A serious gale was in progress as we struggled to grab some snaps. Galliano had just graduated from Central St Martins, London with a First Class Honours Degree. The garment below is from his first commercial collection ~ Afghanistan Repudiates Western Ideals.
Mary Ott on the left hair and make up stylists in the background. It was a very cold day.Below some of the other young designers
pieces that were featured in the story.
A few snaps from rehearsals and the parade.
RMIT Fashion Design School has just been ranked 9th in the Business of Fashion global ratings for its graduate (MA) course and 6th for the (BA) undergraduate course. For more details go to–
For well over a decade Dr Peter Allan lecturer in the Fashion School (and blatant double denim fan) has been guiding the students.
Melbourne Art Foundation – Awards for the Visual Arts,
Final year fashion design student Bella McGoldrick brought some of her graduate show garments to our studio.You can see more of her collection at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2015. Subah from FRM modelled. Zacery Ouslinis and Zhongda Wang were photographing her. I took a few snaps of the proceedings.
Many thanks to student photographers Cameron Wisth and Rohan Stanley for behind the scenes images.
Dropped in to catch up on progress towards final assessment. Also the MSFW show is imminent!
Model Subah (FRM agency) is wearing RMIT student garments at MSFW
Stylist Marc Wasiak and Associate Professor Karen Webster Deputy Head of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT. They’re in the process of making a video clip to promote the forthcoming Melbourne Spring Fashion Week
A team of “happy snappers” from my class at uni. worked during the Virgin Australia Fashion Festival week supplying images for www.voxfrock.com.au and theloupe.org. Many thanks, great work. More can be viewed at the VAMFF tag below.
Way back in 1977 Bryan Ferry asked to use a photograph of mine on this L.P.record cover.I gave permission although strangely never got round to billing his management (we were in the throes of moving to Melbourne).
I see on the Bryan Ferry official website they’re selling signed prints of my image for over a $1000 ! I’m happy for him but this can’t be right!
Another weird thing, in 2007 Tiga, a DJ, borrowed the sleeve design for his L.P. ‘Sexor’. This won the Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year.
Others have liked it.
Bryan sometimes uses out-takes.
Meanwhile the 1977 early”selfie” below is my original test pic. I’d shown this to Bryan and he asked me to use the same lighting for a photograph of him. Did a quick couple of rolls on the Hasselblad and gave him the film.
Rippon Lea, home of Phryne Fishers Aunt Prudence, is a very busy place – The Miss Fisher Costume Exhibition is being prepared.
Romance Was Born
As a prelude the the mens runway show a fantastically talented Kara Burdack and her accomplice performed an amazing dance routine.
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