Wednesday, 22 September 2010

new kids on the runway

As I wrote in one of my previous posts, in Europe 
we shamefully pay no attention to Australia 'cause 
it's so far away, half empty and hardly in the news.
Could you mention a famous Aussie fashion designer 
by any chance? Except for Sass & Bide no one 
comes to mind but the world's largest island 
has several fashion academies as well a 
fast growing number of talents.

A young designer duo called Neo Dia, formed by recently
fashion graduated from Royal Melbourne Insititute of Technology,
Gavin Lowes and Becky Chua came to present a very interesting
debut RTW collection with stunning complex-structured clothes.

Inspired by the glorious geometric etchings 
of M.C. Escher as well architectural references 
the collection shows sharply tailored silhouettes 
while playing with proportions.
Crisp geometric lines and expanded mesh cutting 
techniques create an original aesthetics with 
origami-like skirts and minidress as well 
attracting sculptured rounded shapes.
Playful and beautifully architectural.

all photos by:


  1. I'm embarrassed that I've never heard of Neo Dia, but I'll be keeping an eye out for them now, thanks to you. Isn't the cage skirt just delicious? I actually looks very soft despite it's strict, architectural shape. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment - you have a new follower:).

  2. These are gorgeous! Love your blog.

    Thanks for the comment on mine :)

    The Knots in our Laces


  3. Firs: thank you so much for your comment, i really appreciate it.

    Neo Dia is fantastic, I never heard of her and it's such a shame because she's got talent

  4. architectural form
    very interesting

    of greeting from Poland :o)


  5. love the 3rd picture. saw this on notcouture, pretty cool.