Garments, Jewellery, and Bags by Harry Millward – Photography; Tim Casten of EyeSeaFilms – Crowns; Cath Quartermain – Shoes; Rollie
Models Jeremy Anderson of XY & Andy Murray of Brazen – Makeup by Madeleine ‘Femfox’ Goldsmith
The Reflected Crown
‘The Reflected Crown’ is my first mini-collection after graduating. The designs were inspired by themes of symmetry, straight lines on flowing silhouettes, the fluidity of power, and ideas of royalty; spoken through texture, colour, and drape. The soft purple, electric blue, and bright gold give a distinct identity while the charcoal grey throughout lends a more subtle touch which can blend into an outfit and yet give a strong statement.
The motif on the scarves are the Harry Millward logo (a symbol created as a child from the acronym of my full name: W.H.M). However, over time I saw more to the motif – imagining it as a crown reflected on its base, as though it was sitting on a mirror, or floating on water. I find my self often inspired by mythology, fairy tails, and the juxtaposition of man and nature, and shapes that suggest a story. So to me this symbol I doodled as a child became more than a few letters, it is now to me ‘The Reflecting Crown’.
The inspiration for The River came from a vivid fever dream after my hospitalisation from a particularly serious bout of influence.
Walking through a desert of white sand, under a starry sky and silver moon, I came across a river, while following alongside the sand began to collapse under my feet, and I was swept into the rapid water. I floated on the surface struggling to stay afloat, I was alone and frightened, until I sank below.
It was one of the most real feeling dreams I had, and the juxtaposition of the calm, beautiful land I found myself in, with the fear and sense of aloneness, the agoraphobia and the claustrophobia.
I wanted to take the beauty, flow, and softness I remembered from that place and create something light from the dark.
Oneiori is a mini knitwear collection, and first collection after the Covid-19 Pandemic hit, with hold ups in manufacturing in Melbourne for a large part of 2020 it was then pushed back to 2021. The collection is 100% Organic Egyptian Cotton, designed and made in Melbourne.
The collection is centered around around the eye-knit motif and the relationship between dreams and creative expression. Oneiroi are the dream spirits of Greek myth.
Photos are by Act Four Photography
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