THE LINE UP – Graduate Showcase
The Line Up will showcase the diverse works of five RMIT honours students; we invite both industry
and the public to engage with, experience and question contemporary fashion design at this
exclusive, two-part event.
Join us in the heart of Melbourne, on the beautiful rooftops of L1 studios for a unique fashion
runway experience. Afterwards, wander down to the neighbouring salons for an exhibition style
viewing of the work developed over our final year.
Date: 18th of October 2016
Where: L1 Studios, 377 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000
Rooftop Opens: 6.30pm
Runway Commences: 7.00pm
We are very fortunate to have a fantastic team of local and international support including Redken, Yves Saint Laurent Make Up, L1 Studios, Four Pillars Gin, Kettle Green Brewery, Cocobella, Cobs Popcorn andCreffields Digital Print.
See our Designer Bios below and follow us on Instagram @thelineup16 to watch the showcase development unfold…
We hope to see you on October 18th!
The Line Up.
A note on pledging…
Some of our rewards will ask for an instagram account/handle, so that we can thank you on social media! if you do not have an account, simply enter ‘@x’ into this field to complete you pledge. We will send you a private email instead! Thank you!
How The Funds Will Be Used
Amongst the blood, sweat and tears we have self funded our honours projects and we are asking you to help nudge us over the finish line! We want to show you what we’ve been up to this year…
From the projected target of $5,000 the funds will be used across a number of areas including but not limited to:
- Lighting & AV Equipment
- Furniture & Glassware Hire
- Sound Technician
Any surplus of funds will be injected back into our individual practices and aid the set up of the exhibition space. With your help, we can keep refining this showcase to bring you an unfortgettable and unique design experience.
Finances are always the trickiest part of any creative project. With your generosity you can help us
bring this dynamic event to life and support the emerging designers of Melbourne. We may be a
small blip on the map, but we do some pretty cool things that we would love to show you!
Victoria Bliss is a Melbourne based designer who strives to produce quality,
minimalistic, neutral designs with classic fits and modern silhouettes. Victoria’s work
explores the innovations that come about through the opposition and bricolage of
both European and Australian fashion cultures, drawing strongly upon upbringing,
endeavouring to create pieces that celebrate the diverse landscapes she’s lived in.
Combining high-end design and construction with an ethos of sustainability and ethical
production, Victoria Bliss aims to empower women through their clothing. Focussing
specifically on form and function, Victoria Bliss’ garments are an exploration of
structure and free form in relation to the body. Through the use of tailoring and drape,
there is a focus on how the garment fits, sits and is anchored to the body.
Grace’s fashion practice specialises in menswear with a particular emphasis on the concept of branding. In her work, the “logo” is disseminated through finishes, fastenings, accent colours, text and styling. The fusion of sportswear and traditional tailoring is fundamental to her design development and is used to reconceptualise modern streetwear. She is greatly inspired by digital culture and the way in which youth interact with commercial brand’s; expressing themselves through dress. Construction, considered detailing, textured fabrications and a high level of finish are integral to Grace’s design outcomes.
Madeleine has always had an appreciation for art and design especially when teamed to compliment each other, which she has been determined to pursue from a young age. Through her studies and industry experience, she has developed an understanding of how to apply and combine her design passion with a holistic mentality resulting in well-considered outcome. Madeleine maintains her integrity as a designer through drawing on emotions and memory as inspiration for her experience based design. With a contemporary and dissident approach, her ideas are realized with a level of attention to detail and respect for her craft.
Melbourne based designer, Alinda Tralongo looks into the internal structures of garment archetypes, as well as the embellished exterior surface of cloth. Fascinated by the way of dress and a garment’s antecedent, layering techniques and exposing the figure within the clothes is an aspect Alinda plays on in the designs. Through creating a unique equilibrium between a research and a making based practice, her garments are stamped with a strong design identity. Construction, embellishment, quality finishing techniques and layering of fabrications are a prominent part of Alinda’s design practice.
Katie’s practice is aimed at expressing conceptual and tangible outcomes. While testing alternative process which maintain a wear-ability within garments and accessories. Exploring the relationship and balance between the body and cloth is an underlying consideration in each collection. Testing the suspense and contact of fabrications against the form, while using it to orientate considered cuts, bringing the body into the design.Each project establishes new expressions within materials and processes, which are balanced with clean lines and aesthetics. Aiming to create garments with new spatial and tactile experiences, that provoke new considerations around clothing and the body.
Where to from here…
This event serves as a creative platform through which we can launch ourselves into the fashion industry. We believe it is crucial to engage with members of industry, the public and like minded creatives to continue to grow our practices beyond university.