Art & Fashion Combine at MBFW

This week Sydney fashionista’s come out in force to celebrate everything fashion at the annual Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Gary Bigeni

Fashion would be nothing with out drawing inspiration from life and culture.

It is a sign of what is fresh and what is modern.

Coco Chanel once said “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

It is very exciting then that important Australian designer Gary Bigeni has integrated the designs of Olsen Irwin artist Marie Hagerty in his collection for his show at the 2015 MBWF.


This is not the first time that Gary has initiated a creative crossover between fashion and art with very successfully collaborating with Matthew Johnson in 2013.

5040Marie Hagerty

Crucible II 2010

200 x 180cm


Designed for a confident woman who truly owns her style, concise and considered, the collection was accented with cottons from Italy and Japan that were perfectly draped and tied on the body. Gary felt that the line in Marie’s work echoed the ‘masterful drape, intelligent silhouettes and sophisticated use of colour’ applied in his designs.


It is ageless, because she is.

It is feminine, because she would not be anything else.

It is fearless, because she likes surprises with colour, fabric and silhouette.

It is wearable pieces that can stand alone or work together.

because she is a woman who knows her own mind.

It is boutique because she is her own person.


Marie Hagerty

oil and acrylic on canvas

200 x 180cm





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