Bundaberg clothing designer Lennee Graham has taken her unique Lennen creations to the runway in Brisbane as part of an elite fashion show.
The Designer Q event is attended by top industry professionals, with this year's guest list including popular Australian brand Nicola Finetti.
“Designer Q is one of Brisbane's biggest red-carpet fashion events held annually,” Lennee said.
“There are a lot of social media influencers who attend and the big guns in fashion are there watching.
“I had applied to be part of the show and I was accepted, it was really exciting, a really good experience.”
Held last weekend, Designer Q aimed to help launch labels and careers of prominent, up-and-coming designers from around the world as well as launching new collections from established designers.
Lennen born from passion and creativity
A designer for more than 15 years, Lennee said she had always had a passion for creating her own unique pieces.
In the Designer Q event, she was tasked with constructing 12 garments that represented her brand.
“It was a really colourful collection,” Lennee said.
“Normally I tend to swing into gowns but this year I wanted to go a little bit more ‘ready to wear’ so I shortened the hemlines for a race day, cocktail type of market.”
Lennee said the process of creating one unique dress could take anywhere between a few hours to a few days.
“I do everything from scratch, building the pattern and then constructing it,” she said.
“Dying material is a big part of the process also.
“My inspiration really comes from the material that I buy. Once I feel the material, I can usually envision what I want to turn it into.”
New opportunities on the horizon for Lennen
Lennee said the opportunity to showcase her work at Designer Q was a dream come true and had opened her world up to new opportunities.
“I was overwhelmed with amazing feedback and people wanting my creations on their shelves,” she said.
“I am excited and I can feel the wheels turning now.
“A lot of hard work along the years has paid off.”
Lennee said she was in the process of building a website for Lennen with a few more exciting things in the pipeline.
In the meantime, you can check out her work by heading to the Facebook page here.