” Photo by Maddie McGuiganFASHION designer Yumi Morrissey

May 8, 2015 || by eayana

Night lights bring Yumi’s new fashion to life

Yumi Morrissey, wearing the Radiance dress from her Illuminate collection “I like being able to show the beautiful things in Canberra canada goose outlet store uk in my designs.” Photo by Maddie McGuiganFASHION designer Yumi Morrissey, of local label Zilpah Tart, inspired by the bright lights of Canberra, has created a new collection based on national institutions lit up at night.

“So many of the national institutions are permanently canada goose outlet black friday canada goose uk outlet lit up after dark, and they look so beautiful and unexpected,” she says.

The collection, called Illuminate, includes patterns made with canada https://www.outletmoncler.de goose outlet new york city photos taken at Questacon, the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.

“My husband and I drove around at canada goose outlet nyc night so I could get the images, Canada Goose Outlet with our three year canada goose outlet uk old asleep in the back!” she Canada Goose Jackets says.

There are three fabric prints in the Illuminate collection the Pathway dress in the National Museum print, which Yumi says is more obviously the museum with the orange loop, the Radiance dress in the coloured light print from the National Film and Sound Archive, and the canadian goose jacket Pillar dress in lucent blue from the torsional wave at Questacon.

Yumi says the label offers a variety canada goose outlet uk sale of styles, including a T shirt style dress and a crossover style in every collection, as well as skirts and scarves.

“None of the patterns are very obviously Canberra and I usually have to point it out to people,” she canada goose outlet jackets says.

“I’ve heard from politicians that they Canada Goose online love wearing the dresses, because it becomes a talking point for them at events,” she says.

“Canberra gets dogged by outsiders but I love it I was born in Calvary hospital and grew up here.”

Yumi completed her canada goose outlet shop bachelor of design in 2007, when she says fashion design was more of a hobby in the background of canada goose outlet her public service job.

“I quit my job after my son Asher was born in 2013, and I wanted canada goose outlet online uk to work on Zilpah Tart full time,” she says.

“It was great, but when I created my first collection I couldn’t quite find the fabric I was after.

“I felt what I used compromised my work and my design aesthetic, and unsurprisingly it didn’t sell well.”

The National Film and Sound Archive inspiration for the Radiance dress.

Yumi, who has exhibited at Fashfest, says she tweaks some prints more than others by flipping, repeating the pattern or cheap canada goose grey scaling the background to make the colours pop.

Previous collections have included a sunset print, Civic fountain, autumn foliage, hot air balloons and the wind farm.

“The wind farm print was particularly difficult, and it was hard to make it look good on a dress, but I made it more abstract with the exposure and filters and it worked,” she canada goose outlet canada Canada Goose Parka says.

“The print was actually bought for the Innovations Hub, which was exciting as I’d never seen it as an artwork but it looked great.

“Some are small prints with different pattern repeats and I enjoy working in photoshop until I create a design I’m happy with.”

Thinking about how the print falls on the body is really important, Yumi says.

“Straight lines and geometric designs can be hard, so I have to consider scale, the width of the print and where the bodice will sit,” she says.

“I canada goose black friday sale love creating the prints and meeting my customers face to face, and they all say they get so many canada goose outlet store compliments when they wear the dresses.

“The dresses are comfortable, don’t need ironing and are easy care. I was never bothered about comfort until I had my young son and was canada goose constantly getting up and down from the floor! Now it’s a really important consideration.”

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