Courtesy: @shujaofficial, @wendell, @meninthistown, @calenadonis
Dirty & Down Under
Local Bankstown Fashion Designer, Ginan ‘G’ Tabbouch is getting ready to launch her second runway collection at Raw Australia on October 3rd at Orion Centre in Campsie.
Unisex Street wear is the focus of her namesake brand, GTAB, and the new Capsule 2020 Collection ‘Glitch’ is designed and made locally, whilst taking its inspiration from the diverse, multi-cultured Sydney she grew up in and her recent trip to the city of Hong Kong.
“This Collection is going to shake things up a little”, she says. “I had a lot of backlash with my first collection regarding my model choices and this is my redemption”.
Ginan grew up in Bankstown with Middle Eastern and Brazilian parents. She is passionate about voicing stories of the youth from postcode 2200, and the ‘GLITCH’ collection is a commentary on the issues that face them – highlighting a need for diversity and inclusivity representation in Australia.
“Glitch is my comeback, I have chosen models that speak louder than my clothes yet seamlessly tell my story of the capsule. This collection is more mute, design wise but louder in concept.”
Ginan is a ‘triple threat’ with fashion, music, and film studies already under her belt. As well as her fashion label, G will also be launching her second rap remix single at Raw Australia.
“Fashion and music collide and interchange in my world – there’s a synergy there. I tell my stories through rapping and through designing. But in this collection, you don’t need to look too close to see my message. The model choice will tell it all. I wasn’t afraid to go there, to do something no one in the industry is willing to do.” She says.
The colors are dark using red & black fabrics, the embellishments are inspired by the lights in the city of Hong Kong, and the designs are oversized. G says “people look at hoodies and think “street rat” but this represents far more than that, it is the need to be visible, to tell the story of the rat race yet still feel protected and safe.
Fabrics include Damascus grade fleece and G’s own couture techniques in embroidery, beading, graffiti, and fabric painting. G uses both the music and fashion worlds as a means of storytelling, seamlessly moving between them and infusing both with a poetic and political intensity.
As G says “its time to change the game, I am no longer considered a glitch in the system!”
Ginan launched her debut collection ‘S8 OUTA BNX’ last year at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and since then has showcased her work at many local events including Western Sydney Fashion Festival and “The Voice”. She is currently directing and styling local artists with their music and creative vision for all their promo needs.
Tickets to her new collection can be purchased via RAW AUSTRALIA’s website.