CONCEPTS AND CREATIONS
Conceptual fashion, conceptual art, conceptual events. This is the starting point for Fitoure Mode creations. Outfits can be more than just aesthetics ~ they can have a provenance, a story, or at the least can have symbolism or background which makes it more than just something to be worn without thought.
Most outfits are detailed more thoroughly in blogs as they are made. This is a taste of recent work.
THE DREAMING DRESS
"Those who lose dreaming are lost" ~ Aboriginal Proverb
Created to celebrate our indigenous women of Australia, and acknowledge the interconnectedness of past, present and future. Using material printed with patterns created by Betty Mbitjana and Annette Doolan, combined with pink material symbolic not just of women but also of its use as a more modern and available colour for the new generations of Aboriginal artists from around the 1980s. The patterns are mixed to represent the intertwining of their worlds and ours.
Art can stimulate and provoke - read more detail about the concepts behind this outfit in the blog.
THE BLACK OPAL OUTFIT
Desire, design and practicality
Designed originally to wear to the Black Opal Stakes Event in Canberra ~ but with the aim of being a functional and high fashion outfit which could be mixed and matched for other events. An aim which lived up to expectations.
The material ~ striking colours on a black base to symbolise the colours of black opals. Florals and above-the-knee A-line design inspired by overseas catwalk trends. Cape ~ for a myriad of reasons ~ explained in the blog, but also to provide separate pieces for different occasions. Cloche hat in matching colours to complete the look.
Second photograph - the dress, reworn and reworked, which won a Virtual Fashions competition for its avante-guard take on racewear.
THE MILLENNIAL OUTFIT
created for VAMFF 2020
Juxtaposing the concept of the 'bubble-wrap' generation with the rise of online shopping.
Represents the fragility of individuals in this uncertain world, the importance of care, and the changes being wrought in this new era.
Full details and more photographs in the blog.