Designer Profile: Zilpah Tart


  Canberra-based label Zilpah tart has been around for a few years now, building a cult following for feminine designs adorned with trademark photographic prints. It would be easy for designer Yumi Morrissey to rest on her commercial success, however, with each new collection she continues to push the boundaries of her practice, experimenting with new fabrics and silhouettes. We caught up with Yumi after the launch of her latest collection Shoreline which takes its inspiration from the South Coast of NSW.   Leiden: Your photographic prints have always been at the heart of your label. What first sparked the… Continue Reading

Design Institute of Australia 5×5 Speaker Series – Yumi Morrisey, Zilpah Tart


  The first installment of three speaker series presented by the Design Institute of Australia saw fashion designer Yumi Morrisey, the talented designer behind Canberra based label Zilpah Tart, speak alongside architect John Guida, furniture designer Chelsea Lemon, industrial designer Nicholas Karlovasitis, and Canberra Times reporter Bree Winchester, at event sponsor Zenith Interiors. Each speaker has 5 minutes to share their story, their experiences, current projects, successes and failures. After having a child, Yumi decided to leave her job in the public service to focus on her business and design. She presented her first collection at Fashfest 2014 but was… Continue Reading

Zilpah Tart and the Wind Turbine Print


  Canberra has always been a step ahead of the game when it comes to renewable energy. Last week a new space dedicated to renewable energy innovation, with an intriguing tie to fashion, was proudly launched here in the nations capital. The <2 degrees Renewables Innovation Hub is an initiative of the ACT government and takes the form of a flexible, collaborative workspace where innovative start-ups and organisations from Australia as well as around the world can work alongside each other to combat climate change. Fourteen businesses have already signed up to work from the Hub. As wonderful as this… Continue Reading