Special Exhibition

On the opening day of Afterpay Australian Fashion Week, Romance was Born swept us away on an aquatic adventure with their Resort 2023 collection: Done Zone

Our gallery in the Rocks was transformed into an undersea runway complete with Rosie Deacon's watery disco grotto, and Ken's paintings were brought to life in ruffled gowns, delicate beading, sequinned dresses and jackets and a very special suit, hand-painted by Ken (as were all of the model's shoes)!

Take a look at this brilliant film by Motel Picture Company of the fabulous event ... and see the looks below:

Look 1

Look 1, Hand Painted Canvas Suit

Look 2

Look 2, Beaded Australia Cocktail Dress

Look 3

Look 3, Long Sleeve Beaded Fish Dress

Look 4

Look 4, Pastel Reef Pleated Sea Urchin Party Frock

Look 5

Look 5, Reef Beaded Party Girl

Look 6

Look 6, Beaded Reef Crop Jacket W/ Printed Lace Unitard

Look 7

Look 7, One Shoulder Tiered Floral Frill Gown

Look 8

Look 8, Hand Woven Rainbow Beaded Crop Jacket W/ Printed Lace Unitard

Look 9

Look 9, Velvet Parrot Gown

Look 10

Look 10, Pastel Reef Beaded Frill Dress

Look 11

Look 11, Velvet Hibiscus Island Party Frock

Look 12

Look 12, Tiered Frill Floral Gown

Look 13

Look 13, Velvet Sequin Star Fish Gown

Look 14

Look 14, Gold Pleated Sea Urchin Gown

Look 15

Look 15, Beaded Parrot Crop Jacket W/ Hand Woven Rainbow Ribbon Balloon Skirt

Look 16

Look 16, Rainbow Jelly Fish Organza Frill Gown

Look 17

Look 17, Beaded Tiger Lily Lady Jacket W/ Printed Velvet Striped Bodysuit

Look 18

Look 18, Black Reef Beaded Feather Gown

Look 19

Look 19, Black Reef Tiered Organza Feather Gown

Luke, Ken and Anna

Luke, Ken and Anna, Done Zone