Australian fashion designer Toby Maclean launched his own signature label “Flowers For A Vagabond” at the Rosemount Australian Fashion Week this month. The fashion line, inspired by the structure of insects, is represented in film by Derek Hughes, presenting Newcastle model Renny Chivunga in a journey from cocoon conception through to its demise, wafting away to begin a new cycle.
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Maclean explains that his Flowers for a Vagabond collection is inspired by the anatomy of insects and their protective shell. Much like a modern woman they are soft and delicate underneath with a powerful armour on the outside creating a presence, and protecting them from a world outside their own. The collection is tonal, made up of a collage of contrasting Martials. The focus is on slouchy wool jersey and the way it can be manipulated into insecticidal forms and silhouettes combined with metal plating, chiffon, suede, organza and leathers.
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The Flowers for a Vagabond video was written, directed, photographed and produced by Derek Hughes, via Video1. Model Renny Chivunga from Platform Models appeared with hair and make up by Sammy Tassone and James Hart.