SHOOT ー DESCENDED
We had a few quick words with talented and innovative designer Doan Nguyen about her RMIT graduate collection.
Jamie/ What made you want to study fashion design?
Doan/ I was interested in fashion for its ability to persuade a person to feel a certain way or to spark an emotion while wearing a particular garment, and also the male models.
Jamie/ Describe yourself.
Doan/ Ambitious and always want to learn more
Jamie/ Describe your aesthetic.
Doan/ Highly conceptual, unorthodox materials, minimal and sculptured
Jamie/What's the best thing about Australia's fashion scene?
Doan/ Melbourne. It’s inspiring to see independent designers to have such culture and creativeness with the drive to grow.
Jamie/ Who are your favourite designers?
Doan/ Hussein Chalayan, Ann Demeulemeester and Comme Des Garcons
Jamie/ Where do you want to be in five years?
Doan/ I haven’t thought that far ahead yet but living in London working as a pattern maker sounds pretty good.
Jamie/ Explain this collection.
Doan/ “Descended”, my graduate collection captures the motion of falling into stillness through unorthodox material exploration and technical cutting of garments. The aim was to make garments that plays the emotions of delight and disconcerted.
Jamie/ What are the materials?
Doan/ Polyurethane foam is injected into the body of work to create secretions from the perforations. The dried effect of the polyurethane results into fixed textures of the oozing to drip downwards, capturing the motion of falling into a motionlessness structure.
Garments & Creative Direction / Doan Nguyen -
Photography / Anthony Tosello
HMU / Samantha Nicolls
Models / Charlotte J @ Pride & Ebony @ London MGT