Image: FLW 2012 Finalist, Secondary School: Georgia (front)
Georgia Fallon models her outfit created for the Fashion Less Waste 2012: Deep Oceans design competition.
- Stuart Humphreys
- © Australian Museum
Here is Georgia Fallon from Pymble Ladies College in Sydney, with her design titled ‘Phylum Cnidaria’. The bodice piece is woven from blue packing straps. The white fishing net beneath it has been embroidered and hung with plastic fishing lures. The skirt has an under-structure made of wire and thick clear plastic. This was overlain with a stringy blue-green layering of knitting yarn, wig hair, fishing line, rope, electrical cord, plastic hose and computer network cords. By the overall shape and combination of materials, Georgia evokes the tentacles of large jellyfish species – voluminous, delicate, complex, dangerous. The train at the back is woven from blue packing straps, and overlain by white fishing net. The headpiece was shaped from wire and wrapped in knitting yarn. The shape seeks to convey the dynamism of the ocean environment.