Graduate Collection "Renee" 2017
My Collection “Renee” is a personal tribute to my late grandmother Renee Pollock, an unforgettable woman of influential strength who always radiated a joy of life and care for others. When my grandmother entered a room you always knew she was there, purely because of the amazing presence she brought with her. I kept this in mind while designing this collection
“I'm a women of simple tastes. I’m always satisfied with the best.” -Oscar Wilde (apologies to Oscar Wilde)
I was inspired by my grandmother’s amazing taste, quality, judgment and panache. My collection shows a heightened sense of femininity with edgy strength that commands attention. The sparkling and textural interplay of pink, silver and beading with chic silhouette influence from the Seventies all serve to channel Renee herself. The impact of dress can never be underestimated to tell the story of others' lives and hold memories to learn from.
Photography- Olivia Hemus, Model-Renee Wilkins-Foster, Makeup and Hair- Nikki Lovrich, Styling - Georgette Pollock-Johnston
2016- Competition "Shoes Extravaganza"
A shoe design competition and show that celebrates impossible outrageous shoes in a catwalk extravaganza.
Criteria-"Using your imagination design the most outrageous shoes you can think of so long as they’re wearable and walkable." - Shoes Extravaganza.
'I wanted the wearer to put on my thigh high boots and feel empowered and feminine like a "Boss Lady" - Georgette
Model- Tayla May Jackson, Photography- Sally Young