December 29

LASER CUT FASHION: NEW AGE IN DESIGNING CLOTHES

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LASER CUT FASHION IS THE NEW TREND!

Laser Cut Fashion is an innovative, versatile, and unique technique in designing clothes. More and more fashion designers are considering to use laser cutters for their work. Annette collaborated her recent  design with us.

Annette Martin, fashion designer, completed the RMIT Bachelor of Arts (Fashion Honours) at RMIT University, then went on to gain industry design experience in bridal, eventually creating her own freelance design business. She then went on to explore retail management, with buying and lecturing leading her back to RMIT to undertake the Master of Fashion (Design). Her aim is to release a small swim/pilates style collection within the next year but for now she is doing freelance design work.

“RAW Reflections is inspired by nature and movement. Movement informs the work, from moving into a new space in contemporary fashion, to pieces moving from place to place from wet to dry and water to air.

Annette’s aesthetic could as described as contemporary elegance. Materiality and the use of recycled Lycra have been a strong focus. The recycled Lycra – Vita XtraLife Lycra -uses 100% regenerated nylon from post-consumer materials. Included in her practice is the use of laser cutting as a contemporary lace. This laser cut design was created from the process of waves pounding the beach and creating ripples on the sand. The laser cut Lycra was then used in an underwater photoshoot and it was from these images that the digital print was created. Various versions of this fabric were created. Some as full panels, creating sarongs and dresses and some as smaller more engineered pieces in a one piece swimsuit.

Inspired by nature these pieces aim to move.”

The photographer was Alessia Ferraro (who also graduated from RMIT this year) and model/dancer Pippa Keltie. The location of these shots was Aleena Barre in Bourke St.

Interested in laser cutting fabric? Enquire within.


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