Who? Taliana Appadoo
Where? Fashion design graduate collection from Curtin University, Perth
This capsule embodies an odyssey through the Mexican drug trade culture and family involvement beginning in the 1980’s. Throughout the collection I use the metaphor of “hidden goods” to explore the ideologies behind concealment and privacy.
To express this idea, I’ve approached my concept with a laid back aesthetic to highlight the carefully chosen fabrics and textiles in relation to each look or “person”. Each body of this collection explores the cartel culture from a different take, using traditional fabrics such as: plaid, wool, assorted suiting, gabardine, tweed, polar fleece, mesh and shirting. As this cartel culture started in the 1980’s, I have subtly referenced it by dropping most shoulders in the collection to bring back the oversized and baggy fit of the era.
Photography: Reo-Blu Care
Models: Sarah Ozbaki & Rick Gullo
Fashion Designer: Taliana Appadoo
Styling: Taliana Appadoo
Set Design and location: Reo-Blu Care
BTS/ Design process account: @by._.t._.666