I am a qualified Fashion Designer and a qualified Textile Designer. I design fashion and textiles for companies through my business name OM Label.
OM Label Marble is a Womenswear collection I designed to an avant-garde theme, manipulating existing garment patterns. The Marble Print is a custom textile design from hand drawings digitally printed onto stretch knit fabric.
In terms of mass production, digital printing on fabric is costly, although advantageous for boutique and one-off orders. Digital fabric printing creates a bright, highly saturated level of colour and detail on the textile.
The dress design features the Marble Print, a high turtle neck, double sleeve and asymmetrical crossed hemline. The pants are a low waist fitted pant with side seam ruching and the Marble Print elastic waistband. The pieces featured from the collection are designed to be styled together in an avant-garde aesthetic or can be worn separately.
Looking to a mix of inspiration for this autumn winter garment, combining eighties fashion style’s with a feminine dance theme and Dutch fashion art for the runway look.
The design is a one piece dress, constructed to look like a separate top and skirt. The top half of the bodice has a shawl button up collar, dolman sleeve and a waistband that flows to a tulip flower skirt constructed from eight petal panels. Each petal panel in the skirt overlaps to create the tulip flower silhouette. The dress is made from pure wool crepe in two colour-ways and the skirt petals are lined with acetate.
Runway looks are extravagant, often bright and over the top, whilst ready-to-wear offers a daily refined style and look.
After working in textiles as a Graphic Designer, I qualified with a diploma in Fashion Design. Designing for Melbourne Fashion Week’s upcycle fashion program, I designed a womenswear look to the theme Kinship, sourcing pre-used denim and redesigning the garments into a patchwork embroidered spring summer jacket.
Upcycling is a good opportunity for a brand to invest in sustainability, as fabrics from existing garments can easily be repurposed into new garments at an inexpensive cost. Even if these garments are one-off designer creations, which is what the process mostly suits.
I rebranded my original fashion and textile brand Orchis Morio to OM Label and redesigned the logo. OM Label is the synthesis of the ‘O’ from Orchis and the ‘M’ from Morio, making ‘OM’. I reduced the logo colour’s to black and white, as the neutral OM logo suits paired against a colourful textile, fashion piece, graphic or video.
OM Label is my business name, registered as an individual / sole trader. It is the rebrand of my trading name Orchis Morio, established in 2008 and legally registered to my name Lisa Engelhardt and Australian Business Number, since 2007. I design and write for companies through OM Label as a freelancer, contractor and permanent.