Boutique Australian shoe retailer, 124 Shoes, partnered with Billy Blue College of Design to showcase graduate designer's works during Sydney Design Festival.


The retailer, which is located in The Galeries shopping centre on George St in Sydney, highlighted work from brands; Jane & Emery, designed by Jakarta-born Jeannie Octaviani who is recognised for her experimental approach to textile technology; Beth Mcglynn, designed by Bethany Horan who took out Ragtrader's Rising Star competition in 2018; and, Jaax, designed by Jaak Holman, known for combining laminated denim, reflective surfaces and transparent materials into his designs.


Centre manager at The Galeries, Kristy Hoare, said that the centre was pleased to showcase up-and-coming Australian designer's works.


“With a history and passion for supporting the arts and creative industries, we [were] excited to be partnering with Billy Blue College to showcase some of their most talented students in centre.


“We [were] honoured to provide a platform that allows emerging designers to have their work on display, helping to drive brand advocacy for the future of Australian fashion.”


A spokesperson for Billy Blue College of Design, Sondrya Dixon, thanked 124 Shoes for allowing the graduates to display their works in its space.


“This [was] such a great opportunity for three of our talented Billy Blue Branded Fashion graduates, for their collections to be supported and gain exposure at The Galeries and during Design Week [was] truly amazing!


“We are thankful to The Galeries for supporting our graduates and offering platform such a great platform to build upon their exposure and to 124 Shoes for being so generous with their store window to showcase their looks,” she said.

Sydney Design Festival was held from March 01 to 10.


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