FUTURE TALENTS: Taliana Appadoo

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

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