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TommyGeIf you were at the Handmade Markets earlier this month, you might have seen our stunning models wearing stunning outfits being followed around by some very talented photographers called Anthea & Lyndon.

We always want to showcase the best of Handmade design, and fashion is no exception. In this new series of blog posts, we are highlighting the unique talents of our fashion designers.

Our first focus is on Tommy Ge, who grew up bargaining for fabric in the markets with his grandma, then later played dress ups with his model aunty. He was first exposed to leather in his father’s factory. His innate sense of uniqueness led him to designing jackets for himself so he could stand out. Seventeen years on, he has designed four collections, the latest of which is called “11 Kingdoms”. This collection is inspired by Game of Thrones, Hunger Games and Lord of the Rings, with modernised armour pieces for todays warriors, to give them power and confidence.

Tegan McAuley (left) is wearing the Rosch belted dress ($480). Made of Lambskin, this dress draws its look from the elf archers of Lord of the Rings, with clean lines and symmetric balanced panels.

Caitlin Pearse (centre) wears the calf hide Baratheon structured cape ($650), which was designed for presence, and the Aria Starx pencil skirt ($320).

Steph Child (right) wears the Sniper jacket ($350) made of distressed leather. This design was all about creating versatility for the wearer on the move.

All of these designs can be ordered online through Leatheron or at the Handmade Markets, 26 & 27 September at EPIC.

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Callie

Caroline Leevers is responsible for the Handmade brand, including the website, Handmade Style, the newsletter and the online magazine. When she's not hanging out with the lovely Handmade team, she runs Callie & Co Design, a Canberra graphic design studio that crafts brands for small businesses. Her favourite things about Canberra are the seasons (especially Autumn), the big sky, the coffee and the great events.

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