Oscar Keene

The Label

Oscar Keene is a multidisciplinary fashion label that fuses immersive digital content with physical collections. With garments and fabrics designed in-house and made in Melbourne, the studio celebrates bold, original prints and sophisticated tailoring driven by concept.

The Digital Temple of Synthetic Flora

The creation of the Digital Temple is a direct response to designing during the pandemic. This collection celebrates unique Australian flora through a fusion of print, hand-drawn illustrations, 3D animation and garment design. It is an immersive, future-focused approach to design that aligns seamlessly with pre-existing fashion practices.

The Designer

Oscar Keene undertook their honours year in the Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours) at RMIT University in 2020, focusing on digital content creation due to the limitations imposed by the pandemic. Their practice explores queer materiality & the subversion of convention through fashion archetypes, having previously undertaken a degree in history at the University of Queensland, & the Associate Degree in Fashion & Design Technology at RMIT.

In 2020 their digital outfit opened the Melbourne Fashion Week Student Runway. They were a finalist for the Australian Fashion Foundation Award Scholarship and iD International Emerging Designer Awards 2021 for their collection ‘Fluid’. Their work has featured in Semi-Grad: The Showcase, Situation: Brunswick, and Wandering Room Gallery. In 2021 they had their digital & physical fashion content exhibited in MARS Gallery as part of Melbourne Fashion Festival, had their garments featured in a Revlon campaign, produced a digital runway for VFILES in New York, and featured in Vogue Australia’s September issue. They were the recipient of the Grathelms Scholarship from RMIT, & received the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grant to sustain the development of their digital fashion practice.

Awards & Achievements
Industry Jury Winner for Fashion Communication Global Design Graduate Show 2021 in Collaboration with Gucci
FINALIST - iD International Emerging Designer of the Year Award 2021
FINALIST - Australian Fashion Foundation Award Scholarship 2020