Thursday, 21 November 2013







Wednesday, 20 November 2013

 ©laurenjane 2013

Photographer: Nick Walters
Model: Lauren Nicholas @Viviens Model Management
Makeup Artist/Hair Styling: La'Tecia Thomas
Design/Styling: Lauren Jane

Effective planning, organization, perseverance and dedication has been the ultimate key to success in producing and executing my first range. Over the course of the semester I have had a number of unexpected hurdles, which has caused stress but ultimately caused me to grow as a designer both mentally and physically.
 I have pushed the boundaries of creative techniques in the form of spray painting, knitting and alternative fabrics that involved a high degree of thought to ensure a professional standard.
My strengths of time management and desire to succeed has counteracted my naturally tendencies to stress and dwell on uncontrollable moments.
The key learnings for the semester have involved taking one day at a time, networking with suppliers and constantly evaluating progress to ensure everything would be completed on time. In a project so large, set backs are unavoidable; however using these as opportunities for future development has instilled me with the confidence should I undertake another range.

Looking back, I would have liked to dedicate more time on finishing to align with the standard of work I had previously produced. Even so, this has shown me a commercial side of fashion, which dominates the current fashion industry. Even so, my core interest in high end ready to wear design remains my passion, with acute attention to detail being what I hope to continue focusing on in the future .

Support of teachers, family and friends has also been fundamental in creating the range. At times of giving up and what seems like a loss for direction, words of wisdom have ultimately ensured me to keep striving for my best.
Overall, I am happy with the standard of work I have produced over the course of the year. As a designer I have seen improved skills and an increased workmanship that I can only keep striving for in the future.

 ©laurenjane 2013

Photographer: Nick Walters
Model: Lauren Nicholas @Viviens Model Management
Makeup Artist/Hair Styling: La'Tecia Thomas
Design/Styling: Lauren Jane

Effective planning, organization, perseverance and dedication has been the ultimate key to success in producing and executing my first range. Over the course of the semester I have had a number of unexpected hurdles, which has caused stress but ultimately caused me to grow as a designer both mentally and physically.
 I have pushed the boundaries of creative techniques in the form of spray painting, knitting and alternative fabrics that involved a high degree of thought to ensure a professional standard.
My strengths of time management and desire to succeed has counteracted my naturally tendencies to stress and dwell on uncontrollable moments.
The key learnings for the semester have involved taking one day at a time, networking with suppliers and constantly evaluating progress to ensure everything would be completed on time. In a project so large, set backs are unavoidable; however using these as opportunities for future development has instilled me with the confidence should I undertake another range.

Looking back, I would have liked to dedicate more time on finishing to align with the standard of work I had previously produced. Even so, this has shown me a commercial side of fashion, which dominates the current fashion industry. Even so, my core interest in high end ready to wear design remains my passion, with acute attention to detail being what I hope to continue focusing on in the future .

Support of teachers, family and friends has also been fundamental in creating the range. At times of giving up and what seems like a loss for direction, words of wisdom have ultimately ensured me to keep striving for my best.
Overall, I am happy with the standard of work I have produced over the course of the year. As a designer I have seen improved skills and an increased workmanship that I can only keep striving for in the future.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013


©laurenjane 2013

Photographer: Nick Walters
Model: Alex Davy @Viviens Model Management
   Makeup Artist/Hair Styling: La'Tecia Thomas
Design/Styling: Lauren Jane

The winter 2014 range ‘dark shadow’ is a reflection of the lauren jane image. Attention to detail in combination with innovation offers high-end wearers a taste of what is yet to emerge on the runway on December 10 at Chapel off Chapel (La Mode Finale).
Hand knitted pieces in combination with classic tailoring is disjointed through the use of leather fabrics and custom designed digital prints. The collection consists of 15 garments (8 outfits) and is complimented by one off accessories that add depth to the overall appeal. The colours used are drawn from shades of the shadow itself with attention to dusty browns, moody blacks and subtle greys, which is tied together with a touch of electric blue.

The journey from conceptualisation through to development and production of these one off garments has been a mile stone for designer lauren jane. Fabrics are sourced from quality European fabric stores and have all been produced by hand in Australia.

The theme of the collection ‘dark shadow’ explores a distorted way of seeing, in conjunction with the effect of light creating shadow. Everyday there is varying degrees of darkness and light in the lives of individuals, which seems inescapable but at times are larger in the mind than in reality. The ideas of being trapped, vulnerable and exposed within the darkest hour is the core inspiration behind the collection.

The collection offers  hope for the future with the potential of moving out of the darkness and into the light.


For further enquires about the collection please contact laurenjanedesign@gmail.com

For tickets to the runway event visit www.chapeloffchapel.com.au


©laurenjane 2013

Photographer: Nick Walters
Model: Alex Davy @Viviens Model Management
   Makeup Artist/Hair Styling: La'Tecia Thomas
Design/Styling: Lauren Jane

The winter 2014 range ‘dark shadow’ is a reflection of the lauren jane image. Attention to detail in combination with innovation offers high-end wearers a taste of what is yet to emerge on the runway on December 10 at Chapel off Chapel (La Mode Finale).
Hand knitted pieces in combination with classic tailoring is disjointed through the use of leather fabrics and custom designed digital prints. The collection consists of 15 garments (8 outfits) and is complimented by one off accessories that add depth to the overall appeal. The colours used are drawn from shades of the shadow itself with attention to dusty browns, moody blacks and subtle greys, which is tied together with a touch of electric blue.

The journey from conceptualisation through to development and production of these one off garments has been a mile stone for designer lauren jane. Fabrics are sourced from quality European fabric stores and have all been produced by hand in Australia.

The theme of the collection ‘dark shadow’ explores a distorted way of seeing, in conjunction with the effect of light creating shadow. Everyday there is varying degrees of darkness and light in the lives of individuals, which seems inescapable but at times are larger in the mind than in reality. The ideas of being trapped, vulnerable and exposed within the darkest hour is the core inspiration behind the collection.

The collection offers  hope for the future with the potential of moving out of the darkness and into the light.


For further enquires about the collection please contact laurenjanedesign@gmail.com

For tickets to the runway event visit www.chapeloffchapel.com.au

Sunday, 3 November 2013


The photoshoot for the range reflects a high fashion feel which aligns with the 'lauren jane' brand image. No matter how much planning goes into a shoot the best shots are the ones that are inspired in the moment. Working with an amazing photographer, experienced makeup artist and model aids in ensuring a quality result. This is a sneak peak of the behind the scenes showing one of the eight outfits. Stay tuned for the official release of the campaign for Dark Shadow in the coming weeks.

For tickets to see the collection walk the runway on December 10 at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm at Chapel off chapel visit www.chapeloffchapel.com.au - La Mode Finale


The photoshoot for the range reflects a high fashion feel which aligns with the 'lauren jane' brand image. No matter how much planning goes into a shoot the best shots are the ones that are inspired in the moment. Working with an amazing photographer, experienced makeup artist and model aids in ensuring a quality result. This is a sneak peak of the behind the scenes showing one of the eight outfits. Stay tuned for the official release of the campaign for Dark Shadow in the coming weeks.

For tickets to see the collection walk the runway on December 10 at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm at Chapel off chapel visit www.chapeloffchapel.com.au - La Mode Finale

Sunday, 27 October 2013





Consistency within in a range is key in creating cohesion. This is a selected overview of some of the garments and how it has evolved from the initial fabric projection through to finished pieces. The journey from concept through to design development, pattern making and construction requires one to be subjective and adaptable to making changes that will benefit the overall appeal of the collection.








Consistency within in a range is key in creating cohesion. This is a selected overview of some of the garments and how it has evolved from the initial fabric projection through to finished pieces. The journey from concept through to design development, pattern making and construction requires one to be subjective and adaptable to making changes that will benefit the overall appeal of the collection.




Sunday, 20 October 2013


Attention to detail has been key in the construction of the pieces. Couture techniques in the form of bound button holes, binding and custom made piping have aided in ensuring consistency within the collection. As a designer, the point of difference of a label lies in the ability to provide consumers with a sense of craftsmanship that cannot be achieved in mass production.


Attention to detail has been key in the construction of the pieces. Couture techniques in the form of bound button holes, binding and custom made piping have aided in ensuring consistency within the collection. As a designer, the point of difference of a label lies in the ability to provide consumers with a sense of craftsmanship that cannot be achieved in mass production.

Saturday, 19 October 2013




Hand knitting is a feature within the collection. Unique yarns combined with basic knitting stitches has added another dimension to the other fabric types used. The idea of knitting was used to create depth and visually show light breaking through the darkness.








Hand knitting is a feature within the collection. Unique yarns combined with basic knitting stitches has added another dimension to the other fabric types used. The idea of knitting was used to create depth and visually show light breaking through the darkness.