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Australian Designer, Australian Fashion, Australian Fashion Industry

Fashion Design Studio 2018

November 27
Models standing backstage at the Fashion Design Studio Graduate Runway 2018 at Ultimo TAFE

Tonight, I had the pleasure of attending the Fashion Design Studio’s 2018 annual graduate runway.

The eagerly awaited fashion spectacle which showcases the most celebrated of their students.  The outstanding and often times breathtaking talent is awe inspiring and one must always remember that we are, in that very moment, bearing witness to those who will be the future heroes of the Australian fashion industry.

May I open with this.

Fashion design is not for the faint hearted.

Models standing backstage with Jade Cosgrove, CEO Label Ministry at the Fashion Design Studio Graduate Runway 2018 at Ultimo TAFE

Photography | Romualdo Nubla Studio MOR+ | Fashion Design Studio Graduate Runway 2018

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Australian Fashion Industry, Editorial, Fashion Designer, Interview, Millinery

Hats & Fillys

May 13
Model standing in a studio wearing the millinery work of Andrew Cannon, a Canberra milliner know as Andrew James Millinery.

Andrew Cannon is the name behind Andrew James Millinery, a professional makeup artist and milliner, based in Canberra. I met Andrew a couple of years ago now and he recently showcased his wonderful work on my very own bridal face and that of my bridesmaids. I LOVED his work, and know that his millinery is just as amazing. See his work, (at least on my face), here at the Label Ministry wedding … Love & Nuptials and further down the article in some amazing images … enjoy!

Artistry should never dwell in complacency.


What is the philosophy behind your label?


Andrew James is an experience.  The excitement. The anticipation. The vision. And perhaps most importantly?

A Fantasy!

I like to bring the beauty I see in my clients to the surface through the creation of makeup artistry and millinery.


What is the inspiration behind your label?


As I work in two separate mediums, millinery and make up artistry can be so similar yet also vastly different.  From a millinery perspective I am inspired by historic and modern architecture. Instinctively I am drawn to observing colour and movement, through various mediums. Television, film, historical costumes, my childhood and nature. I am inspired by texture, colour and fabric. They seem to speak to something deep within me where I am simply driven to create. The legends of the stage and the big screen inspire me to marry vintage and modern looks. For me, gender in fashion is fluid and I love playing with feminine attributes. Continue Reading…