For the first time ever, Sydney-based circular fashion label Speed has unveiled their debut collection at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week, and we couldn’t be more in awe.
Known for creating encapsulating designs which are powerful yet functional, Speed’s Tears of the Oasis collection is no different. Inspired by a tropical oasis that Creative Director and founder Alvi Chung sees when she closes her eyes, each garment reflects and challenges the desolate disruption that humanity brings to nature.
Tailored suiting, wavey prints, floor-length overcoats and square-necked dresses in electric blue mimic a serene body of water, one so dreamy and tranquil it could only be a figure of one’s imagination. When looked at closer, textured accents of netting, tulle and shiny plastic-esk fabrics nod to the idea of marine debris, just one of the many disruptions that humanity brings to nature. Featuring alongside the bold blue hues are accents of fiery red, incorporated via neckties, one-shoulder tops, coats and striking dyed hair-dos.
We were lucky enough to take a look behind the curtains at the debut show, capturing the very best behind-the-scenes content from perhaps this year’s most notable AAFW show.
Features Editor: Orion Scott Photos: Lexi Laphor
We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which this shoot took place.