PEDESTRIAN.TV has teamed up with HP to create the Designer In Residence program for this year's MBFWA.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has come and gone, which means there’s currently a truckload of people recovering after working frantically to get everything locked and loaded.

As part of our Designers In Residence program in partnership with HP and PEDESTRIAN.TV, which sees emerging designer Chloe Mottau taken under the wing of POPSUGAR Australia’s Fashion Editor, Kate McGregor, to launch a capsule collection at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. Chloe’s challenge was to transform her designs into genuine, 100% real, can-touch-them-with-your-freshly-washed-fingers outfits in just five weeks.

Given five weeks isn’t a lot of time for anyone, even a designer by trade, we enlisted Kate to be Chloe’s mentor for this challenge and we quickly saw just how valuable having a mentor to bounce ideas off can be. A mentor, unlike a supportive mate, will be there to lay down the truth and guide you on the right path. Basically, if they think your ideas are not solid gold, they’ll tell you right to your face.

The road to Mercedes Benz Fashion week came up really quickly, check out part one of Chloe’s journey below, where we introduce the duo as they start their journey.

If you’re thinking about getting into the creative space, or any job really, we strongly advise hitting up someone who you respect in that field. They’ll turn your half-baked ideas into fully-developed visions.

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You can keep an eye out for Chloe’s capsule collection in official MBFWA content. If you need help spotting the collection, here’s a hint: it’s inspired by future technologies, traditional artisanal qualities and the desire to combine old and new.

If you wanna get into designing yo’self, you can also grab the same tech that Chloe used to help her create her designs, including HP‘s sprocket printer, a mini printer compatible with your phone, and the oh-so-glam HP Spectre Folio – made from 100% genuine leather, the laptop is a fashion accessory in itself and will make anything you’re working on automatically fashionable.

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