October 2019 | 'Say Goodbye To The Wind' | RMIT Honours Runway
"models walked to the beat of thunderclaps and lightning strikes as a thick haze gathered at their feet"
Say Goodbye to the Wind invited guests to enter into a dreamscape; a space where the line between what is real and what is imagined has become foggy and uncertain. We wanted to present fashion as a kind of mirage or spectacle that entrapped its audience in an otherworldly atmosphere. The centre stage of our show was set up as an unruly, overgrown garden whose wildflowers and vines were sprawled over the concrete floor of an industrial warehouse. We imagined our models to be escaping a storm; entering through a large door that welcomed the night air, models walked to the beat of thunderclaps and lightning strikes as a thick haze gathered at their feet.
The name ‘Say Goodbye To The Wind’, aimed to capture the transitory nature of the show. The phrase alludes to the fleeting moments in life that can leave a lasting imprint on our memory such as a vanishing light, a gust of wind or the falling of rain. We wanted the show to have the same effect on our audience; guests feel as though they have peered into a memory, a distant past, but once the show is over they must enter back into reality.
Photography: Nathalie Scarlette & Sam Wong ☆ IG: @nathalie.scarlette
Runway Makeup: Chloe Rose ☆ IG: @xs.rose