Melissa Bardwell

Melissa Bardwell

Fashion Design

Academy of Design Australia

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Interest

Design Arts, Education, Event Planning, Fashion Design, Graphic Design

Biography

Melissa Bardwell is an Australian born fashion designer. Melissa’s love of architecture and passion for sustainable living are constant influences on her design practice. Melissa’s design practice focuses mainly on womens daywear and evening wear however wearable art and costume design are interests on hers. Across the years Melissa has gained design experience through her participation in VAMFF runways, various exhibitions and her Bachelor education.

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Natural Embrace

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Linger

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Electronica

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Arendalle

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Peppermint Magazine

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Odditorium

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There & Back Collection

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A "Capital" Collection

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Skills

Adobe CC; Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign.

Womens fashion design; daywear, formalwear.

Basic pattern making.

Intermediate sewing.

Fashion illustration.

Illustration.

Graphic design: print layout, social media content, basic branding.

Experiences

Sketch, Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Official Offsite runway, 2017.

Electronica, Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival runway, 2016.

TRANSFER T-Shirt Exhibition, Academy of Design Australia, 2015.

Odditorium, Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival runway, 2015.

Positively Fabulous Exhibition in conjunction with the International HIV/AIDS conference, Melbourne, 2014.

Origins Exhibition, Clement Meadmore Gallery, 2014.

A 'Capital' Collection runway, Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival runway, 2014.

Education

Bachelor of Design Arts, major Fashion Design, minor Graphic Design.

Honors and Awards

President’s Award for Excellence (awarded for highest aggregate assessment across all Design Arts programs), 2017.

Director’s Award of High Distinction (awarded for highest aggregate assessment in the Fashion Design program), 2017.

Director’s Achievement Scholarship. Academy of Design Australia, 2012-2016.

Merit Scholarship. Academy of Design Australia, 2012-2015.

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