Bianca Spender, the Australian designer on Nature, process & creativity


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She’s a brilliant tailor, cuts a mean coat & has been a Woolmark Prize finalist. One of the most considered, creative, thoughtful designers working in Australia today, Bianca Spender also thinks deeply about sustainability & making positive impacts on people & planet with her work.

In this interview, recorded live at the recent SCCI Fashion Hub in Sydney, we discuss Bianca’s approach to intregrating sustainability into every aspect of her business. We talk about her use of dead stock, her design process and relationship to and obsession with nature, and what it ws like to grow up in the fashion business - Bianca’s mother is Carla Zampatti, who, but the way, presented her first collection in Sydney in 1965.

Bianca's AW'18 collection is titled Letters to Nature and explores how we stand in Nature, literally in terms of the elements, but also existentially - what sort of world do we want to create for future generations, and how will the actions we take today impact on tomorrow? In May, Bianca showed her Resort 18 collection at Australian fashion week to critical acclaim. Check out her Instagram here.

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