VANESSA EMIRIAN is an emerging womenswear designer with a distinctively feminine and playful aesthetic. She adores the traditions and level of craftsmanship found in tailoring processes, and is continuously looking to contemporise these for a modern audience. Responsive to touch, she loves to create her own unique textured fabrications, with techniques such as weaving, bonding and felting. In 2014 Vanessa gained a Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Fashion and Textiles from the University of Technology Sydney, completing her Major Project graduate collection. Recently winning the NSW Business Chamber award and receiving a cash prize and mentorship from the Chamber to start her own fashion business, Vanessa is eager to learn as much as she can about the Australian Fashion Industry, which she believes will be key to successfully launching her own label.
CIRCULATE is a wacky obsession with the limitless possibilities of the circle. This feminine womenswear collection expresses a whirlwind of circular marvellous mayhem through its use of architectural circle inspired silhouettes, embellished circles and cylindrical handwoven textures. References to 1950s heritage tailoring are combined with these voluminous circular elements, which results in the collection having a mischievous sense of playfulness.