An RMIT University fashion graduate has seen her collection featured as part of Lady Gaga's artRAVEworld tour.
Nixi Killick, a Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours)graduate , said it was a surreal experience to have her work recognised by the pop music and global fashionicon.
"Gaga has an imaginative, unique and expressive style and this reflects and aligns with my work," she said.
Ms Killick said her paintings of "radical mandalas" inspired her 2012 graduate collection, titled Future-tive Nature. Lady Gaga wears a variety of clothing and accessories from the collection in the official artRAVEtour program.
Ms Killick launched her self-titled label at the 2014 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF).
VAMFF Chief Executive Officer Graeme Lewsey said her runway presentation showcased innovation at its best and raised her profile nationally and internationally.
"Nixi's work is unique and honest and different to what else is currently being showcased on the global market," he said. "As soon as you see her designs you know that Lady Gaga and many others would want to wear them."
RMIT Head of Fashion and Textiles, Associate Professor Robyn Healy, said Ms Killick was a part of the latest wave of global fashion designers who were proposing alternate ways of dressing.
"Nixi's distinct style has drawn international attention and celebrity clients, who are attracted by both the sensory power and futuristic style of her clothing designs," she said. "Her application of extreme combinations of colour, pattern and texture in clothing forms create an intense visual experience."
Ms Killick will show at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week on Saturday, 6 September.
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