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Photo: Kirralea Birch
Stylist: Rebecca Paterson, Kirralea Birch
33poets designer, Rebecca Paterson has established a national and international reputation for her unique, innovative and experimental design work establishing her as one of Australia's leading counter culture fashion practitioners. Her clothes have been worn by creative people including Wendy Whitely, Mirka Mora, Anna Shwartz, Renee Geyer, Olivia Newton-John, Naomi Watts, Roddy Radalj, Tex Perkins, Katie Steele and the late Heath Ledger.
Her work is both innovative and experimental, Rebecca Paterson, is known for her counterculture inﬂuences inspired by Punk/post punk discourses. Her design work plays with text and interacts with experimental textiles. She has worked with the renowned Japanese textile engineer, Mr. Junichi Arai, and initiated bringing him to Australia. Mr. Arai worked with many of the great Japanese design studios including Comme Des Garçon. Some pieces from the collection 'Culture Bites' were exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne in 'CULTURE 2004'. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and collected by the National Gallery of Victoria and the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
Her work has been highlighted in Australian Vogue and documented in the writings of fashion editor and curator, Jane De Teliga; fashion historians and writers, Margaret Maynard and Liz Willamson and, in particular, the internationally published books written by Bonnie English.
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