Australia’s unprecedented bushfire crisis has prompted a wave of financial generosity across the globe. High profile individuals have pledged thousands, business’s have donated their profit margins and everyday Australians reached into their pockets and their hearts to give what they can. In times like these we ask ourselves how we can help those in need whatever form that takes. This lead me to wonder how fashion could be utilised in a situation such as this to contribute to the restoration and revival of the country.
‘Beauty from Ashes,’ takes inspiration from the Australian landscapes response to the devestating bushfires, through ideas of renewal and regeneration. This is not only demonstrated through the visual motifs employed on the dress but the fabrics and materials used in production.
The dress was designed to represent the resilience of the australian landscape and the way in which in transforms from one extreme to another. The hem of the dress is covered in the ashes of t