Tala Surace: Fashion Designer
YOUNG MAKER IN THE SPOTLIGHT
YOUNG. VALIANT. VISIONARY. AUSTRALIAN.
MEET TALA SURACE. ONE OF THE YOUNGEST DESIGNERS TO DEBUT AT MELBOURNE FASHION WEEK, (NEXT WEEK). GOOD LUCK TALA!
MODERN MAKER TALA SURACE | SPOTLIGHT MELBOURNE FASHION WEEK (AUSTRALIA)
PHOTOS STEPHANIE CAMMARANO | PUBLICIST LITTLE BIG
TALA SURACE IS 21. SHE IS AN EMERGING MAKER AND TRAILBLAZER WITH HER AMBITIONS SET ON THE INTERNATIONAL FASHION SCENE.
Her gutsy determination is of a new kind. Her creations will launch under the spotlight with some of the best designers and some of the toughest industry critics. Her label TalaMade is genderless. Her fashion pushes boundaries and buttons, but this ‘his/her’ style is a rising trend already seen among fashionistas and celebrities.
Tala is a super busy lady in the lead up to her debut next week. But she kindly found the time to share not only her work, but her youthful insight about learning from her elders and the value of tradition in a modern world.
“As a child I spent a lot of time with my grandmothers, Ines and Maria, both very passionate about sewing and making things by hand. They taught me so much. I use to work with them closely to create eclectic crafts and things, and that is really what helped develop my sense for conceptual thinking and design ambitions today.
I think it is the role for each generation to pass on their interpretation of tradition and knowledge in the hope to shape a healthy, new-age mindset.
We have an ability to preserve core principles of traditionalism despite social, political and environmental changes. We can take generation-old knowledge that we inherit and adapt them into current experiences so that traditional cultures continue to survive in a modern world.
As a young designer, I hope to inspire people to step past the boundaries of what ‘looks good’ or what ‘is on-trend’. Instead of popularising and idolising to please and reassure, rather, to express creativity with more depth, intelligence and purpose.”