EXCLUSIVE – THEA BLOCKSIDGE ‘MIMI’
PITCH introduces Thea Blocksidge's QUT graduate collection titled 'Mimi'.
'MiMi' explores the deconstruction and reconstruction process of good quality, second-hand clothing and how these materials can be repurposed together with new, natural fibred fabrics to create a stylish, experimental and cohesive collection.
Street-style inspired the collection, whereby individuals’ style their outfits layering and mixing second hand vintage (often customised by themselves) with new designer pieces. Thea’s focus is on the design details as some of the garments incorporate hand woven textiles as well as applied textile manipulation through the traditional Japanese technique of heat setting Shibori; that applies a permanent 3D texture to the fabric.
Thea has taken a contemporary approach to design with a focus on comfort-ability, versatility and interchange-ability– creating clothing that can be styled and worn in various ways appropriate for a modern woman.
It's blindingly clear she has created and recreated clothing that is innovative, wearable and highly valuable.
Photography / Ben Murphy
Styling / Thea Blocksidge and Linda Nguyen
HMU / Penny Burke
Model / Alex Dolan
Clothing / Thea Blocksidge
Earrings / Sunday Social