To promote up-and-coming talent and help young designers get started in their creative endeavors, we hosted a design competition for the limited edition SESSION.SPRAY at Australia’s Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) School of Fashion & Textiles. From numerous submissions, Kevin selected the winning entry by Honours Student Katie Barter, in collaboration with Photographer Millicent Grant. A photoshoot with hair by Kevin Murphy and STYLE.MASTER Wade Blackford, shot by Luis Murphy, with Fashion Styling by Virginia Dowzer was created for the winning collection. This print explores the sensorial experiences within clothing and was inspired by the relationship between the garment and the weaver, in a design that represents how we interact and experience clothing and fashion.
Kevin Murphy said, “I chose this particular design, titled ‘Handle With Wear’, because it explores the expressions of touch and represents the experience that a hairstylist creates in their everyday lives, as it is all centered around their hands. I felt that this design directly reflected the intimate relationship that hairdressers have with their clients.”
Through this collaboration, we are also proud to support Wings of Karen, a non-profit breast cancer research foundation, by donating a portion of the proceeds from every case of limited edition SESSION.SPRAY sold.