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There is an Australian Designer who caught my eye recently, Nadia of The Foxy Man. Although she is still in design school, and the following images were for her final, she produces a quality of work that is fit for the haute couture runways of Paris and Milan.
She Introduced herself to the fashion world through her own blog,, which she used to showcase her works of art. She has been recognized for her talents by many and has received kudos from Dolce & Gabbana’s blog Swide, and Gnarlitude.
It was her latest creations that really drew me to her, an incredible collection of full-bodied shoes. Not to be mistaken for a “serious ‘conceptual’ collection”, Nadia drew inspiration from the heights the internet has increased out obsession with material possessions, specifically shoes.
“The internet has propelled our obsession with ‘it’ items- in particular shoes. My idea was to take away any notion of traditional clothing, and extend the shoe to take over the whole body. Every ‘shoe’ then explored a different adjustment or decorative technique commonly found in footwear.” -Nadia, Designer
The period of dark, grunge goth inspired fashions is slowly crossing over to popular culture. It is being incorporated into every days styles with chains, spikes and studs being placed on everything from handbags to shoes and simple t-shirts. Nadia’s fashions take the extreme approach to this. She has developed quite the following across the pond with her pieces looked at as art.
The US needs to educate themselves about this budding designer as I predict her to be on the forefront of extreme couture in future seasons.