Design Week in fashion

Ana Fernanda Covarrubias and Noe Mondragon. (Louisa Jones) 231545_26

By Luke Voogt

South Geelong couple and Mexican expats Fernanda Covarrubias and Noe Mondragon will embark on a Mixed Voyage beginning today for Design Week.

Mixed Voyage is the first joint exhibition for the couple from Guadalajara in 12 years together, combining their ‘upcycled’ fashion and street art talents.

“I’ve always been a big fan of Noe’s work,” Fernanda said while setting up the exhibit yesterday.

“In Mexico he used to do the designs for all the advertising for me.

“We’re pretty excited about it – I’ve been saying for a long time that we should do a collaboration.

“When we saw this opportunity for Design Week we thought, ‘yes, this is the time for us!’”

Eco-fashion designer Fernanda, who uses recycled and excess fabrics, and architect and street artist of 20 years Noe will open their exhibition at Sally Walker Gallery, Deakin University Waterfront Campus, at 10am today.

The exhibition runs 10am to 4pm weekdays and is one of many local activities occurring as part of Geelong Design Week ending March 28.