Harriet Barrile re-imagines the role of design and the designer in a contemporary environment and suggests alternative possibilities for the utility and worth of clothing and the potential for heightened relations between people, objects and the spaces they inhabit.
She continuously explores the notion of function in both a utilitarian and emotional sense. By creating garments that are multi-functioning, adaptable and complementary to everyday life she aims to increase their sentimental value and usefulness, and therefore their longevity.
Through collaborations across other disciplines she gains fresh perspective and contextualises fashion within a broad creative practice.
Harriet graduated from RMIT Bachelor of Design in Fashion in 2012 and is based in Melbourne.