‘Guepe’ (French for bug) draws metallic colours and surface textures from a secret world that lies under the microscope, focusing on a southern French wasp; the ‘cuckoo’. I collaborated with an entomologist (Dr Ken Walker) from the Melbourne museum, to generate these beautiful and detailed close-up images that were the soul source of inspiration for this collection. The collection has explored in depth experimental research into textile manipulation, and recreating these unique textures in an innovative way. The use of fur encased and embroided within the laser cut leather patterns represents the tiny hairs that give the insect feeling, stemming from the apparent textures and colours that can be seen only under the microscope.
This collection explored the limitations that we allow ourselves to have, and exaggerates small details so small aspects within our big world can be seen in all their glory.
No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye.
- ELIZABETH BROWN
Photographer: Eddie Teddie Photography
Models: Lorraine Montalavo (viviens) Matt Monda (Chadwick), Jade Nightingale
MUA: Becki White Photography
Photographer: Karina Evelyn Photography
Asst Photographer: Yasitha A Photography
Model: Macki (Wink Models)
MUA: Allie Louise Make Up