Sally Edwards shines at L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival
In 1700s England it was illegal and considered anarchy to wear tartan, and so began the rebellious stirrings of punks’ ancestors.
Emerging from royal and military attire and the Scottish kilt to the renowned Burberry check designed in the 1920s, tartan then took a turn as a symbol for the youth discontent of the late 1970s punk scene.
A penchant for this punk fashion history and creating wild but wearable pieces led Brisbane’s Sally Edwards to design her capsule winter collection Boys and Girls Are Choice last year. With the name inspired by the song by 1960s garage rock, proto-punk band The Monks, Sally pays homage to those early rebellious leaders in punk history.
By contrasting anti-establishment plaid with the sartorial elegance of structured suiting, Sally’s collection pushes aside conventions, embracing an androgynous style that can be worn by both men and women.
The only Queensland-based designer to be selected to show in the Sportsgirl Young Designer category at this week’s L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival, 20-year-old Sally is turning heads with her oversized coats, digitally printed shirts and three-piece suiting.