Thursday, August 7, 2008
When we first spotted Gary Bigeni's Spring/Summer 2008/2009 collection its fair to say we were very impressed. In fact Fashion Director Rachael Churchward immediately responded with 'Beautiful. I need to get hold of this boy's work." The collection, inspired by the turning of the Earth and the ever-changing climatic conditions that we face, is indeed exciting for a new designer who up until recently was head designer for another talented Australian, Josh Goot. We love the panelling, pattern-making and subtle detail. Bigeni's signature look is identified by "his ability to create visual treats that are not comprimised by trends. Gary's penchant for silk jersey make his designs an art form that have their own clever structural secrets."
We couldn't agree more. He has attracted a fair bit of attention across the ditch too with legendary fashion guru Belinda Seper of The Corner Shop suggesting Bigeni is "the Australian Helmut Lang." Look out for a profile on Gary in the upcoming issue of Black Magazine.
Gary Bigeni is available in Australia at Belinda's Corner Shop, ELLE Boutique, Blood Orange and in New Zealand at Covet Design Gallery. Internationally he is stocked at Selfridges, CK Tang and American Rag.