Mikala Tavener Hanks is an emerging fashion designer who reimagines and subverts traditional notions of dress. Her practice seeks to survey the tensions between our visible and invisible self.
Educated at University of Technology Sydney, her practice takes inspiration from real life, editing the everyday to rework the classic wardrobe. She evokes immersive worlds and narratives around her garments, through recontextualising traditional modes of image making. She duplicates and deconstructs the imagery as a way of exploring the subversive undertones and the inner dimension of the garments. She divulges into the correlation between seeing and knowing, and aims to comment on how the line between our visible and invisible worlds are becoming seemly merged.