This years designer line up for the NZ Eco Fashion Runway Show at Hutt Winter Fest is looking to be quite a show case for attendees.
First up we have the pleasure of announcing Tayla Parnham's Fabric of Nature. Tayla is based in Perth Western Australia and is sending through a capsule collection from her range.
Tayla Parnham, created the Fabric of Nature label by combining her passion for the environment and her love of sewing. She studied at university a double degree in Bachelor of Science with focus on Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion and Textiles. By studying in two very different fields she looked at connecting environment science and art together. She learnt a lot of different textile techniques but the eco dying was a meaningful way she could create her collection and express her ideas but also minimising the environment impact creating in the label. By focusing on an Eco-friendly based fashion label and collection it combined the two areas she is most passionate about. By displaying these ideas through fashion was a way she could communicate this message. She has not been been in the industry long and as an emerging designer her first runway show was in 2017 for Eco Fashion Week Australia and again the following year in 2018.
Fabric of Nature was first inspired by the quote “We evolved as creatures knitted into the fabric of nature, and without its intimate truths, we find ourselves unraveling”- Diane Ackerman. The label aims to communicate messages about looking after the environment and appreciating the natural beauty of it. Tayla works a lot with fragile tissue silks that when dyed with eucalyptus leaves created the most unique and beautiful natural colours. The label also has incorporated ideas of working on her farm including felting her own merino wool and up-cycling work wear that is typically worn in the bush such as denim and flannel shirts through deconstruction and reconstruction processes. The collection contrasts the fragility of nature with delicate eco dyed silks with the tough work wear typically worn out in the bush like denim and flannel shirts.
To see more of Tayla's work - connect with her via her Facebook Page or at Instagram
Tickets for the Runway Event are available at https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/…/eco-fashion-runway/lower-hutt