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Boutique Curator: Katya Ellis for AUSTRALIA

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Katya Ellis has been a lover of fashion, and immersed in the Melbourne fashion scene since she was a little girl, but professionally since 2007. Initially working with labels of all sizes in Melbourne and Australia wide through her textile business – Melbourne Textile Agencies. The inspiration resulting from working with fabrics inspired Katya to develop a fashion label with design partner Sarina Zammit, called Mina & Katusha in 2008.

Seeing a gap for accessible and affordable fashion week events for emerging fashion brands, Katya founded Made in Melbourne (Fashion), and annual event promoting Melbourne’s independent designers during Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. The event has been running since 2009, and in 2013 showcased 16 Melbourne labels to an audience of over 400. This year Made in Melbourne (Fashion) has evolved to become a Melbourne designer hub.

In 2011 seeing more gaps in the market for affordable retail and marketing services for designers, Katya co-founded Gusto & Elan, a boutique designer market space in the heart of Melbourne’s independent fashion district Fitzroy. Gusto & Elan has become the go to place for Australian and International labels ready to take the brands to the next level in Australia and abroad.

2014, saw Katya organise a trade event during New York Fashion Week for Australian designers, and has many exciting projects in the pipeline.

 

Curator Jordy Tulleners Modeling Shoots

Jordy Tulleners is the Curator for Runway Passport’s Los Angeles and Antwerp (coming soon) boutique.  When he is not scouring emerging and creative designs to bring onto Runway Passport he spends his time modeling for amazing photographers. Check out some of his work below.

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1- “Doors”:  Photographer Eva-Marie Guggenberger
2 – Portfolio Shoot
3 – Photographer:  Jono Madison I Styling-Grooming: Malcolm Joris
4 – Photographer: James Loy I Styling-Grooming: Malcolm Joris

 

Meet Tina Nikiforaki, Boutique Curator for Athens, Greece

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“Since I started digging into Greece’s new talents to showcase for RP, I discovered an endless wealth of ideas and creativity. I have strong faith in Greek designers and admiration for them, because under these turbulent times in Greece, with shortages of fabrics, materials, budgets, they manage to produce thoughtful collections and remain creative! “

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I used to get a lot of hand-me-down clothes from my older brother. Did I like them? Nope, but I did feel more active in them… Was I a tomboy? Nope, mum dressed me up in heaps of skirts and pinks and ribbons, but all I remember is having to wear my brother’s tracksuit pants and sweaters. I was stigmatized!
And now? I wear some unisex type of clothes, but when I go out I want to feel sexy and dynamic. I usually like tightening the waist, covering the chest and always wearing some kind of heels.
I LOVE
FASHION; the1920s, the 50s and lots of international fashion houses – Bottega Venneta, Givenchy, McQueen, Galliano, V. Bruno, Nicolas Ghesquiere, K.Lagerfeld, Mary Katrantzou, Konstantinos Melis, Erotokritos, Ioanna Kourbela to name a few – and the ones on RP of course.

LEARNING; though not an academic at heart, I’ve completed a lot of useful and even more useless studies. Favorite one was Fashion design school in Athens and Global Fashion Management at FIT in NYC where I learned how to communicate with different cultures and understand how Global Fashion Companies operate. It is fascinating.

SOURCING; since I started digging into Greece’s new talents to showcase for RP, I discovered an endless wealth of ideas and creativity. I have strong faith in Greek designers and admiration for them, because under these turbulent times in Greece, with shortages of fabrics, materials, budgets, they manage to produce thoughtful collections and remain creative! I want to see the cool RP audience be OF the first to access these creations and tell their friends about them. They’re cool, unique and very Athenian!

PEOPLE WHO SMILE, CAN TAKE A JOKE, LAUGH AND NEVER GIVE UP ON LIFE.

I DREAM of:
HELPING others reach their full potential
PROMOTING Greek fashion to the world
REVIVING Greek artisans and designers and help them create a viable business
I DISLIKE –
comfort zones, vegemite, tofu, snobbish attitudes, ugly shoes
FAVORITE QUOTE
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain