Elliot Ward-Fear’s remarkable A/W 11 collection, Spirit of Clothing, (the preposterously confident followup to his RAFW debut, Beauty in Exile) boasts craftsmanship, clarity of vision and courage that truly belies his youth. From intricate paneling and derriere revealing heart shaped cut outs, this collection warrants the kind of attention granted to Ward-Fear’s Sydney contemporary and fellow TAFE NSW alumni Dion Lee. More, ideally.
Zero hyperbole, this is the most self-assured sophomore collection we’ve seen for quite some time. Its confidence made all the more impressive by Ward-Fear’s relative obscurity, or, as Frockwriter points out “Ward-Fear only graduated from TAFE NSW’s Fashion Design Studio last year and has yet to sell to a single stockist.“. Buyers, please form an orderly queue.
Below, a behind the scenes look at the making of Ward-Fear’s A/W 11 look book featuring Codie Young shot by Thom Kerr and styled by Sarah Babcock.
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