Austex at Denfair 2018

This year at Denfair, Austex released the new designs I’ve been working on for the last few years. Very exciting to see them out in the market.

These extremely durable fabrics are heat transfer printed here in Melbourne and are suitable for the commercial, health care sectors.

Designed and printed in Melbourne!


Jean Paul Gaultier

I’m so glad I managed to catch this amazing exhibition at the NGV.

The creative genius of JP Gaultier, spanning 4 decades of spectacular innovation, attention to detail, exciting craziness (the mannequins), and eclecticism, was the ultimate fashion extravaganza.

The first photo shows garments referencing Mongolia and the Far East.  Standing in front is my friend and fellow textile designer Sharron Patience. The second photo shows the famous feather bolero on the left.




Soundweaving Melodies

I found this interesting project on one of my favourite websites, Colossal. (

Soundweaving is a recent project by Hungarian design student Zsanett Szirmay that turns patterns used in traditional folk embroidery into music by translating them into laser-cut punch cards fed through a custom music box. The project was partially inspired by actual paper cards used in some weaving looms to easily reproduce patterns for various textiles. Szirmay collaborated with musician and composer Bálint Tárkány-Kovács who helped with audio mapping and the development of each track.

Scout House-new store opening

The new Scout House store opened with a bang last night. Orlando Mesiti’s very successful home goods store is now located at 161a Fitzroy Street in St Kilda. A cute little food truck parked out the front served delicious pizzas and inside Prosecco was served in funky yellow cups.

Packed full of beautiful things sourced from all over the world, the shop is a showcase of Orlando’s skill in classic styling, colour and “finger on the pulse” fashion sense.

Definitely worth crossing the river for.