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Tomorrows Talent In Design

10 Mar 2019

Forming part of Sydney Design Festival, The Galeries has partnered with Billy Blue College of Design to showcase three of their most talented design students. Their works will be on display at 124 Shoes, located on Ground Floor. Renowned for their custom design shoes, along with The Galeries, they will be housing the designer’s bespoke collection pieces until 10th March 2019.

On show will be looks from JANE & EMERY, designed by Jakarta-born Jeannie Octaviani who’s known for her experimental approach to textile technology throughout her designs for young women.

Bethany Horan’s brand Beth Mcglynn will also be on display, with a strong focus on her sustainable design solutions. Inspired by the power of the female, her pieces feature oversized silhouettes, empowering the wearer and purposely emphasizing the distortion of the female figure.

Billy Blue’s Jaak Holman will also have his ready-to-wear label JAAX on display. His latest collection ORBIT features unisex pieces inspired by the colours and textures of Jupiter. Throughout the collection, Jaak has incorporated laminated denim fabrics, reflective surfaces and transparent materials.

Visit 124 Shoes on Ground Floor from now until 10th of March


Jeannie Octaviani

An avid dreamer, fashion and jewellery designer Jeannie Octaviani has a passion for textile technology. Growing up in Jakarta, Jeannie found herself in between fabric markets, always looking for pieces to transform into something magical. Now the creative mind behind her brand JANE & EMERY, she sparks excitement and commits to continuously experiment with details in order to cerate handmade statement pieces for young women.

Bethany Horan

A strategic and multidisciplinary designer, Bethany Horan has an eye for innovation, styling and product design and is passionate about circular design and sustainable design solutions. Her brand, Beth Mcglynn, focuses on creating sustainable garments from dead stock and reclaimed fabrics. Inspired by the power of the female, her designs feature oversized silhouettes to empower the wearer and emphasize the distortion of the female figure throughout modernism.

Jaak Holman

Jaak Holman’s interest in creating innovative designs that cater to the unique has led him to his work within the denim and unisex categories. With a background in visual arts and textiles, Jaak incorporates these into his aesthetic to create distinctive apparel pieces. His label JAAX is a ready-to-wear brand, setting out to create unisex designs for the style conscious individual, straying from basics and striving to make each piece a statement. His featured collection ORBIT is all about laminated denim fabrics, reflective surfaces and transparent materials, its colours and textures inspired by Jupiter.

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