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If you ever get the opportunity to go to a uni or tafe’s fashion grad show, do it – you won’t be disappointed. I’m always so inspired by grad shows – the young designers are unencumbered by commercial viability, which means they can let their imaginations go wild, inevitably leading to the production of incredible garments that photograph really well. At Challenger Institute’s grad show last year I fell in love with Stephanie Audino’s stunning gowns, so I asked to borrow some of her collection for a photoshoot I did for Peppermint a while back.

A little while later Steph sent me her debut lookbook and I loved her designs so much that I enlisted All Of The Above Creative’s Cameron Etchells (photography), Jody Fiannaca (hair styling) and Samantha Enticknap (make up artistry) to do an editorial style photoshoot featuring Steph’s collection. We decided to use the picturesque Blackwall Reach as our location, and the lovely miss Ruby from Scene Model Management posed for us.

Steph’s collection will be stocked at {Em} Clothing in Subi, Harry & Gretel in Leederville, Miin, Savvy Brands in Freo, Soul Sisters in Freo and online via Style Palace. Find out more about Steph on her label’s Facebook page, here.

On a side note, just wanted to mention that I plan to do some street style snapping very soon 🙂