Australian fashion designer Jo Disaya knew her calling was in fashion when she started sketching looks and show concepts at the age of 13. With academic background in Law, Commerce, and Fashion Design, Disaya’s overly creative mind creates fresh new looks and images that are intended to not only inspire but provoke the fashion industry. Inspired by provocative art and structures, her self-named ready-to-wear label infuses radicalism and rebellion in a strong yet subtle manner.
JO DISAYA, the designer’s eponymous label, infuses radicalism and rebellion in a strong yet subtle manner. The label focuses on defined silhouettes with attention to accessory detailing and fabrication, drawing on inspiration from the concept of modern androgyny.
‘The Lady Cadet’
The Autumn/Winter 2016 collection to be presented at Tranoï Preview in January draws inspiration from the military and 60’s mod. An almost monochromatic collection with only one spot colour – red. Necklines are cut high to resemble the military inspiration while jackets are cut to fit, shirt dresses come in structured and straight silhouettes while skirts revisit the pencil cut and given a higher waist. Accessory detailing comes in the form of chunky zippers and buttons. Patchwork finishing is seen across the collection, especially on wool blend looks. ‘The Lady Cadet’ is for the woman who seeks internal and external confidence and empowerment.
Top stockists for JO DISAYA include Not Just a Label in London and Stylewe in China.