DESIGNER / Metty The Artist

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designer:

Metty The Artist​

location:
Northern Territory, Australia. 

attributes:

Ever-changing, Multi-passionate creative.

Q&A

facts about metty

I grew up in the Northern Territory and was always surrounded with a colourful and creative family. As a young adult I moved to Brisbane to try out the big city life. I have spent the last ten years living on and off in Brisbane and have always loved the diversity and different experiences it has to offer. I graduated from TAFE in 2015, with an Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design and Technologies. Since graduating I dabbled in other creative mediums such as digital art and jewelry making, but I always found myself coming back to sewing. In 2020, I started working on custom garments for my friends. Since then I have slowly grown my business to have a steady flow of clients that I sew for non stop and it kept me busy ever since.

why make clothes

I aim to make people happy, to be able to sew clothing that fits well, is comfortable and looks great. The best thing about sewing is when someone comes into my home studio, tries on something I've made, they look at themselves in the mirror and are just glowing, dancing and obsessed with how they feel in that garment.

inspiration

I have always loved Vivienne Westwood as a designer, but I am inspired by everything. My life, my friends, my family, social media, recycling and waste have greatly inspired this collection that is featured with Chev Lane. My brand is a representation of who I am, I am forever tweaking and developing my style. I feel like this collection featured with Chev Lane is an exaggerated snapshot of my style in 2021. I would describe it as a punk collection with street style, however as I grow as a person and so does my brand, I can see big changes on the horizon, in my style and aesthetics.

creative process

This collection featured with Chev Lane started as textile waste. I experimented with different techniques to manipulate the waste, then further developed it into a new textile/material. Once I had the new textile it was easy to sketch ideas and silhouettes for garments. After I had a few ideas down on paper, I started to pattern make the collection.

aesthetics

My brand is a representation of who I am, I am forever tweaking and developing my style. I feel like this collection featured with Chev Lane is an exaggerated snapshot of my style in 2021. I would describe it as a punk collection with street style. However as I grow as a person and so does my brand, I can see big changes on the horizon, in my style and aesthetics.

advice

1. JUST DO IT, just pack up and go, just dump them, just quit your job, just do it.

2. ALWAYS ask for what you want, because if you don't ask for it, you won’t get it.

3. And lastly...Stop talking about people and start talking about ideas.