PAST PROJECTS

PERSONA PROJECT 2021
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EMBODYING ART
MICRO COLLECTION

Embodying art is a collection which explores a portrait of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russian as well as her renowned art collection as references and the source of inspiration within the collection. These references enhance the exploration of the concept of fashion and art. Transforming the conceptualisation of paint on canvas and onto the body as wearable art. The collection plays with the connection and idea between art and fashion and their separation and collaboration. The push and pull between art transforming into fashion and fashion transforming into art. The collection uses many types of material transformations through the use of multimedia art and forms of fabric manipulation with the source of historical garment referencing to create the designs.

Photographer: Bronie O’Reilly, Stylist: Bronie O’Reilly, HMU: Bronie O’Reilly, Model: Kayla O’Reilly, Wearing: BronieRose

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Photographer: Bronie O’Reilly, Stylist: Bronie O’Reilly, HMU: Bronie O’Reilly, Model: Kayla O’Reilly, Wearing: BronieRose

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Catherine the Great around the time of her wedding, Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images - <https://www.history.com/news/8-things-you-didnt-know-about-catherine-the-great>

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Photographer: Bronie O’Reilly, Stylist: Bronie O’Reilly, HMU: Bronie O’Reilly, Model: Kayla O’Reilly, Wearing: BronieRose

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Photographer: Bronie O’Reilly, Stylist: Bronie O’Reilly, HMU: Bronie O’Reilly, Model: Kayla O’Reilly, Wearing: BronieRose

LINEN PROJECT 2019
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MERGING COLLECTION

The merging collection explores the origin of the representation of femininity and masculinity within garments and it's development and merging of this throughout societal changes.

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The merging and contrasting of stereotypically gendered garments throughout my collection has mainly been executed through the use of the corset and the classic shirt, alongside the use of layering. The colour palette has been chosen to represent masculinity and femininity, yet through the use of slightly none conventionally used "boy, girl" colours such as purple and green rather than pink and blue. The idea of layering and the use of mesh fabrics, that is a trope throughout the collection used to represent the idea of merging the genders. While the pieces and fabrics within the outfits may be seperate, the distinguishing lines between them are blurred, what once was considered masculine and feminine are overlapping and soon to be indistinguishable.

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MATERIAL TRANSFORMATIONS 2019
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THROUGH THE ILLUSION 

Inspired by the word body and the historical manipulation of the female form. It plays on the illusion that these historical garments created to transform the body.

Created as a 1 by 1.5 square swatch attachable and detachable from the body inspired by the silhouette and structure of the late 1700's Robe a la Francaise.

Designed, Created, Photographed : Bronierose by Bronie O’Reilly, Model: Kayla O’Reilly

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Designed, Created, Photographed : Bronierose by Bronie O’Reilly, Model: Kayla O’Reilly

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Designed, Created, Photographed : Bronierose by Bronie O’Reilly, Model: Kayla O’Reilly

DISNEY x RMIT 2020
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DISNEY'S
CRUELLA

The Disney Cruella Project was a collaboration with Disney and RMIT.

My version of Cruella is inspired by the drama and intensity of Cruella's personality and style. Burlesque, Drag and Camp were references I used throughout the project to connect and create the costume for Cruella.

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