Tess Whitfort is a Melbourne-based fashion designer with a strong interest in sustainable and ethical design.

Tess is the 2017 Melbourne Fashion Week Student Designer of the Year and a current finalist for the Redress Design Award, the largest sustainable fashion design award in the world.

She graduated from Box Hill Institute in 2017 with a degree in Fashion Design, winning the Outstanding Student award for her course and the Degree Student of the Year award for her university.

Caldera was Tess Whitfort’s graduate range from her Bachelor of Fashion Design which she completed at Box Hill Institute in Melbourne, Australia in 2017. This collection won her the Melbourne Fashion Week emerging student designer award.

The collection is inspired by volcanoes, climate change, destruction, the hypothetical impending apocalypse, and the way we affect the world around us, for better or for worse.

The garments feature techniques including laser cutting, digital prints, custom knitwear, hand beading, and unique fabric manipulations.



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