FASHION

Recently Robyn was invited to hand-paint a number of Diva Drapes for the Wearable Art collection of Pacific Breeze Australia.

 

Robyn was selected as one of five designers to showcase fashion at POSITIVE RUNWAY, Global Catwalk, Global Village, Melbourne on 23rd July, 2014. This is an international event attracting 20,000 visitors annually. 

 

In 2003, Robyn became the first Aboriginal designer to show a ready-to-wear fashion collection at Australian Fashion Week.

 

From events such as Mercedes Fashion Week Australia and The Great Australian Fashion Show, to international fashion hotspots such as New York and Milan (where Robyn had her own fashion show), her flattering designs have been showcased on the catwalk and in many boutiques. 

 

Her gowns have been shown in Helsinki, Petersburg and Dubai, and at the World Fashion Show, held in honour of the Sydney Olympics. (Robyn was an organiser of this event.) Robyn has also designed gowns on commission for people like EMMY Award nominee, Darlene Johnson (director of Stolen Generations). Her gowns are unique, hand-painted creations.

 

In 2009, Robyn won the Deadly Awards for the Deadliest Dress and was a finalist for this award in 2010. 

 

The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith commissioned Robyn to design 15 costumes for the “Mythical Dreamtime” Fashion Parade. 

 

Her gowns for Australia‘s National Costume have featured prominently in the Miss Teen Australia, Miss World and Miss Universe pageants, winning several awards. She has also designed for Miss Earth Australia and Asian World Supermodel. In 2013, Robyn was honoured at the Miss Teen Australia National Competition for her contributions over the previous years.

 

The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney has purchased two of Robyn’s gowns for their permanent collection. One of these, the Aboriginal Wedding Dress, is used as part of the Higher School Certificate in Textiles and Design.

 

Many of her gowns are hand-painted and feature motifs inspired by Robyn's indigenous heritage or by Australia's natural landscape. These creations are truly wearable works of art.

 

Just click here to view a slide-show of Robyn's ready-to-wear collection for the 2003 Australian Fashion Show.

 

On tour in Egypt 2009

In October 2017, Robyn's textile designs were incorporated into fashion designs by Teresa Gratowski of Pacific Breeze and exhibited at Pacific Runway in Sydney. 

2017 Pacific Runway

2017 Pacific Runway

Robyn pacific Runway

Robyn pacific Runway

Robyn_Painting_Black-Cream

Robyn_Painting_Black-Cream

Robyn

Robyn

Robyn at Carriageworks

Robyn at Carriageworks

Robyn and Teresa Gratowski from Pacific Breeze collaborated on a number of garments, with Robyn hand-painting designs in silk cover-up garments designed and produced by Teresa.

2014 Indigenous Runway

2014 Indigenous Runway

2014 Indigenous Runway

2014 Indigenous Runway

2014 Indigenous Runway

2014 Indigenous Runway

2014 Indigenous Runway

2014 Indigenous Runway

2015 February Creatives Uncovered Ev

2015 February Creatives Uncovered Ev

2015 February Creatives Uncovered Ev

2015 February Creatives Uncovered Ev

2015 Muru Mittigar Gallery

2015 Muru Mittigar Gallery

2015 February Creatives Uncovered Ev

2015 February Creatives Uncovered Ev

2015 October Creatives Uncovered

2015 October Creatives Uncovered

2015 October Creatives Uncovered

2015 October Creatives Uncovered

2015 October Creatives Uncovered

2015 October Creatives Uncovered

2016 September Creatives Uncovered

2016 September Creatives Uncovered

Shari Gown

Shari Gown

Shari Gown

Shari Gown

Shari Gown

Shari Gown

Uluru Gown

Uluru Gown

Uluru Gown

Uluru Gown

Uluru Gown

Uluru Gown

Sturt Desert Pea Gown

Sturt Desert Pea Gown

Sturt Desert Pea Gown

Sturt Desert Pea Gown

Sturt Desert Pea Gown

Sturt Desert Pea Gown

Sturt Desert Pea Gown

Sturt Desert Pea Gown

Miss Earth Gown

Miss Earth Gown

Miss Earth Gown

Miss Earth Gown

Miss Earth Gown

Miss Earth Gown

Frill Neck Lizard Gown

Frill Neck Lizard Gown

Frill Neck Lizard Gown

Frill Neck Lizard Gown

Frill Neck Lizard Gown

Frill Neck Lizard Gown

Frill Neck Lizard Gown

Frill Neck Lizard Gown

Frill Neck Lizard Gown

Frill Neck Lizard Gown

Frill Neck Lizard Gown

Frill Neck Lizard Gown

2015 Wearable Art Exhibition

Fairfield City Museum and Gallery

Fairfield City Museum and Gallery

September 2014

Frill Neck Lizard gown

Frill Neck Lizard gown

Frill Neck Lizard gown

Frill Neck Lizard gown

Frill Neck Lizard gown - collar

Frill Neck Lizard gown - collar

Robyn with Teresa Gratowski.

Robyn with Teresa Gratowski.

Robyn is wearing a top hand-painted by Robyn and manufactured by Teresa,

Miss Universe gown

Miss Universe gown

On loan from the Powerhouse Museum

Miss Universe gown

Miss Universe gown

On loan from the Powerhouse Museum

Aboriginal Wedding Gown

Aboriginal Wedding Gown

On loan from the Powehouse Museum

Miss Earth Australia gown

Miss Earth Australia gown

2012

Miss Earth Australia

Miss Earth Australia

Back of gown

Indigenous Runway Project

Indigenous Runway Project

Designed and painted by Robyn. Manufactured by Teresa Gratowski of Pacific Breeze.

Miss Teen Australia and Miss World

Miss Teen Australia and Miss World

2004

Miss Teen Australia and Miss World

Miss Teen Australia and Miss World

Rear of gown

2014 Dresses from Positive Runway

2014 Dresses from Positive Runway

2014

2014

Indigenous Runway Project

Indigenous Runway Project

2007 Reserve Gallery, Sydney. Filmed and edited by Todd Tai.

Robyn also designs contemporary jewellery. 

 

Just click on a photo below to view a slide-show of larger images of Robyn's designs.

Uluru Asian Supermodel 2013
Uluru Asian Supermodel 2013

Inspired by the colours and landscapes of Uluru, the design incorporates Aboriginal motifs. In 2014, this gown is going to Europe for the Miss Globe competition.

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National Costumes
National Costumes

Asian Supermodel 2013

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Asian Supermodel Contest 2013
Asian Supermodel Contest 2013

Inspired by another Australian icon, the Great Barrier Reef.

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Miss Universe
Miss Universe

Powerhouse Museum

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Finalist Deadliest Dressed 2011
Finalist Deadliest Dressed 2011
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Frill Necked Lizard gown
Frill Necked Lizard gown

Photographed in Egypt

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Frill Necked Lizard gown
Frill Necked Lizard gown

Photographed in Egypt

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Frilled Neck Lizard National Costume
Frilled Neck Lizard National Costume

Miss Universe, Namibia

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Frill Neck Lizard gown
Frill Neck Lizard gown

Back of gown

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Frill Neck Lizard gown
Frill Neck Lizard gown

Collar

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Frill Neck Lizard gown
Frill Neck Lizard gown

Back of collar

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First National Costume
First National Costume

Miss Universe, Manilla

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Winner Deadliest Dressed 2009
Winner Deadliest Dressed 2009
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Fashion Exposed
Fashion Exposed

Miss Teen Australia and Miss World 2004

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Fashion Exposed
Fashion Exposed
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National Costume Miss Earth, Manilla
National Costume Miss Earth, Manilla
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Finalist Deadliest Dressed 2012
Finalist Deadliest Dressed 2012
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Judged Miss Earth Sydney
Judged Miss Earth Sydney
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National Costume Miss Universe
National Costume Miss Universe
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Fourth National Costume
Fourth National Costume

Miss Universe, Spain

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Australian Indigenous Fashion Week
Australian Indigenous Fashion Week

2013, Samantha Harris wearing Robyn Caughlan gown

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Aboriginal Wedding Dress
Aboriginal Wedding Dress
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Aboriginal Wedding Dress
Aboriginal Wedding Dress

In Powerhouse Museum This dress is used as part of the Higher School Certificate course in Textiles and Design in NSW.

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Powerhouse Museum
Powerhouse Museum
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Fashion Exposed
Fashion Exposed
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National High School Formal Magazine
National High School Formal Magazine

This dress was featured in National High School Formal Magazine

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Fashions in Egypt
Fashions in Egypt
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robyn design.jpg
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Racewear Design
Racewear Design
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Fashion Exposed
Fashion Exposed
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