Adelaide based Fashion Designer
"Designing Fashion, Jewellery & Accessories for the spirited young women of today, embracing a modern world with a grounded heart."
Belinda is an Adelaide-based, emerging designer in fashion, jewellery and accessories for women aged 18-24, but also older women and even young guys! She is a fashion stylist, having worked on many fashion shoots piecing looks together and also a fashion illustrator. Currently she is exhibiting a garment in 'Stranded' woolcraft exhibition at Port Noarlunga.
Having an artistic mother & seamstress grandmother, it is only fair that Belinda is torn between her love of the visual arts and flair for fashion design. So, having decided she could not have one without the other, she decided to pursue them both and sometimes remove the fine line between them and create ‘Wearable Art’, inspired by Haute Couture from the Parisian catwalks where anything is possible.
Throughout her childhood & teen years Belinda has favoured the arts & in her last two years of high school, delved into the costume-side of her drama studies and the creative side of fashion design in visual arts studies, graduating with flying colours. After which, she was accepted in the Tafe SA Fashion course at Marleston, studying full-time for three years and graduating with an Advanced Diploma in Applied Fashion Design & Technology in 2009. Her graduate collection was inspired by the Marie Antoinette era, spanning from casual wear, to bridal, to couture-style gowns of larger-than-life proportions and flair, paraded at the 2009 BMW Adelaide Fashion Week in Unley.
Belinda enjoys fashion illustration, exploring new mediums, is a fashion/art blogger (http://belindazanello.blogspot.com/) and currently makes jewellery, accessories & women’s fashion to sell online, along with fashion illustration prints and fantasy portraiture. She has a condensed online portfolio on http://belindazanello.carbonmande.com/ but to see her full collection of portfolio work and designs for sale, please search on Facebook “Belinda Zanello: Fashion, Styling, Illustration & Jewellery”.
I have also recently volunteered in a childrens-teen fashion workshop which was wonderful, showing girls how to upcycle old clothing and express more of their personality & style in their clothing.