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She doesn t know it -- and this is going to sound
really creepy -- but I love Carly Hunter. I ve been
keeping an eye on her work for the past couple
of years, watching as she s grown from Central
TAFE graduate to nationally showcased designer,
and honestly she just gets better each season.
Her soft, twisting drapery juxtaposes with hard
zips, and her effortless, ballooning silhouettes are
intriguing -- you d assume her work had come
from Berlin or Belgium with its muted palette
and incredible tailoring.
What inspires your work at the moment?
Kane Ikin s music, Traianos Pakioufakis s
photography (Traianos shot Carly s current
campaign) and Jessyca Hutchens artwork.
What are you trying to achieve
with your current collection?
The Spring-Summer 11 collection is called Non
Ho Sonno, which translates as "I can t sleep" or
"sleepless" in Italian. It only slightly references the
Dario Argento horror film of the same name, and
mostly references the insomnia I was experiencing
at the time I was designing it. A lot of the styles
are designed to look like twisted clothing and bed
Now in its 13th year, STYLEAID is foregoing the
usual teenage trappings and serving up a colourful,
enchanting fashion parade, totally devoid of greasy
skin and awkwardness.
This year, head stylist Aly May has cooked up
"Tribe" as the theme, although it's less about
leopard-print than you'd imagine. She says: "Mark
(Reid, STYLEAID committee) talked a lot about
community and family at one of our dinners, and it
made me think about who actually puts STYLEAID
together. And that's an awful lot of tribes, and an
awful lot of community. I really wanted to celebrate
and expose the community involved in this event."
With the entire event run on a volunteer basis,
it's certainly one loved-up community. Not only does
it raise much-needed funds for an important cause,
STYLEAID also acts as an important platform for
emerging and student designers: this year, there are
a number of emerging designers on show, including
sheets, and there is a lot of draping and netting.
I think almost every piece in this collection is
asymmetrical this time, so I must have really
been hallucinating because I can t stand when
something isn t perfectly symmetrical.
I also just worked on a film for my show
at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week with
filmmaker Alex Goddard and (model)
Courtney James from Scene.
Getting ready for RAFW and then on to the
Autumn-Winter 11 collection.
Where can we find you?
carly-hunter.com. All Billie and Rose stores, Zara
Bryson and Ricarda.
The annual fundraiser for the
WA AIDS Council is back, and
it's bigger than ever.
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