THE FINAL CURTAIN

 

"What it means to be man. Evil may have created it, left its mark on it, but evil does not rule it.

As recently shown in the Melbourne Fashion Week Emerging Designer Runway 2018, Jordana Halperin’s RMIT fashion honours collection Some Unholy War walks once more as part of her graduate showcase The Final Curtain. 

Transforming the beloved Gasometer into our contemporary Globe Theatre, all gender identities command the stage. Adorned with Andrea Simmons handcrafted jewels, this collection examines the division between body and self. Working through rituals and sacrifice of body modification techniques, Jordana explores the human experience, with garments used as a form of self-expression. Aiming to unfold the question: How can the conceptualization of material as a second skin communicate the meanings and values of identity?

Accompanied by an array of musicians from our darkest dreams, including Habits, Dark Water, and Romy Fox, this line-up haunts for eternity." 

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Credits: 
Designer/producer:
 Jordana Halperin @jordanahalperin 

Jewellery: Andrea Simmons @cashmere_malekitsch

Photographer: Timothy Treasure @timotitreasure

Filmmaker: Dyllan Corbett @dyllan_corbett

Videographer: Sarah Jacquier @sarahjacquier

Hair + Makeup Artists: Eevie La Volpe @eevie.la.volpe.hmua and Ellie Zuker @elliezukermakeup

Styling: Ntombi @ntombimoyo

Head Dresser: Lauren Hart @laurenhartsound

Floristry: XX Flos @xx_flos

Runway + Film Sound: Lou-lou Wheeler @shit_wheels

Visual Projections: Aegis AV @aegisav

Garment tattooists: 

Mossy @mossy_333 

Caen Cousins @caentattoos

Mya @mya_morbid_tattoos

Mike Van @mikevantattoo

 Models:

Nathan Monte @nathanmonte

Adam Kassar @adam.ext

Stevzar @stevzar

Bella Brown @brbrown_

Hugo Schulz @munt_machine

Ntombi @ntombimoyo

Sooky @sookyhun

Eleanor @alienor_999

Pip Hicken @piphicken

James Kennedy @jimmy.slimz_

Amer @internetgirlsclub

Eva Akhurst @crazydelicious__

Performers:

Habits @habits4ever

Dark Water @darkwater_

Romy Fox @romy_fox

Yollks @yollks DJ set