Julia Bridle

Image by Kate Meakin

An itinerant childhood made Julia Bridle accustomed to change and impermanence—literary works of fiction became a constant influence and a driving force for her creativity. From a passion for visual arts and fantasy, Julia’s work focuses on the transformative aspects of design through imagined identities at the intersection between costume and fashion.

Julia’s Masters of Fashion graduate collection centres on an exploration of ‘The Fashion Monster’— analysing aspects of sustainable practice through the creation of a fictional monster composed of monstrous fashion practices. Julia’s work flips the script on ideals of fashion by focusing on the ugly, undesirable, disagreeable aspects of the fashion industry in the creation of a speculative other in fashion.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.