VAMFF 2016 Casting

New face Siân FRM Agency

Australian Vogue 1984. Garment from John Galliano First collection

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.


NGV-Andy Warhol-Ai Weiwei-Snaps From the Opening Night

Showtime 2015 – Stunning RMIT Fashion Student Runway Presentation

A few snaps from rehearsals and the parade.

Cup Day 2015 Birdcage and Beyond

RMIT/MSFW Graduate Runway Fittings

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.

MSFW and Final Assessment are Approaching.RMIT Fashion Design School is abuzz

Big Night at The NGV .

Melbourne Art Foundation – Awards for the Visual Arts,

RMIT Open Day. Photography Students Put On a Show

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.

RMIT. More From the 10th Floor.Fashion Design Graduate Class

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

David Jones Store Casting for Runway Talent Melbourne

A Shout Out to the RMIT Photography Students for Their Work at VAMFF

A team of “happy snappers” from my class at uni. worked during the Virgin Australia Fashion Festival week supplying images for and Many thanks, great work. More can be viewed at the VAMFF tag below.

Archival #6 Bryan Ferry ‘In Your Mind’ Cover Photograph

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.

Snaps-RMIT 2nd year Photography Students.

Mid-year assessment time.A closer look.

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LEVEL 10#3

From central Melbourne RMIT fashion design students final year focus

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RMIT Students of Fashion, Final Year, part 1

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Lui Hon Presents

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Jolly Japes and Blue Murder @ Rippon Lea House

Rippon Lea, home of Phryne Fishers Aunt Prudence, is a very busy place – The Miss Fisher Costume Exhibition is being prepared.

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VAMFF – Bush Magic @ the NGV

Romance Was Born

VAMFF-Friday Night. Close up on Mens Grooming.

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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