Last night I went to an exhibition ‘Stitch Made Hands’ in Surry Hills, of photography, fashion and illustration. Fellow ex-UTS-ite Rachael was showing her latest collection of couture garments, so I went along.
Rachael Cassar creates couture garments from luxury salvaged fabrics – leather, silk, lace… Her pieces are hand-embellished with thousands of Swarovski crystal beads, feathers and embroidery. They have an extraordinary sense of drama about them.
She recently won the grand prize at the prestigious Mittelmoda Fashion Awards in Italy. All her past collections will be exhibited at ‘Eco-fashion Collections’, DAB Gallery, Level 4, Building 1, UTS, Harris St, Ultimo. The exhibition opens this Friday 30 May, and is well worth a look.