Jules Hunt’s sweet new fash­ion range

Artist Jules Hunt has ex­tended her cre­ative range again with a new fash­ion la­bel

Northern Rivers Style - - CONTENTS - JANN BURMESTER

JULES Hunt has al­ways been cre­ative. As a lit­tle girl, she loved to paint and sew. “I loved do­ing any­thing cre­ative,” Hunt said.

“That whole process from think­ing of what I wanted to cre­ate, through the de­sign process and to the fin­ished piece, it was just so ex­cit­ing.”

When she fin­ished school, Hunt had the choice of ei­ther pur­su­ing a ca­reer in fine arts or graphic de­sign.

She chose graphic de­sign be­cause “she thought it would make for a bet­ter ca­reer”.

How­ever 15 years ago,hunt’s pas­sion for us­ing her hands to cre­ate some­thing tan­gi­ble and beau­ti­ful led her to de­sign­ing ce­ram­ics full-time in Syd­ney.

She worked from her home stu­dio and sold her colour­ful, sig­na­ture ce­ramic pieces to gal­leries.

Ten years ago Hunt, part­ner Chris and chil­dren Lach­lan, now 17, and Ros­abella (aka Pickle), 16, made the seachange to By­ron Bay.

“We wanted a bet­ter life­style for our kids,” Hunt said.

She opened a stu­dio in the By­ron Bay Arts and In­dus­trial Es­tate and then in 2010 she ex­panded her cre­ative in­ter­ests to in­clude a line of fash­ion wear.

“De­sign­ing fash­ion was an­other av­enue for me to ex­tend my cre­ative range and tal­ents,” she said.

“I also de­signed and cre­ated a tex­tile range of soft fur­nish­ings in­clud­ing cush­ions cov­ers, cur­tains and up­hol­stery.”

The range in­cor­po­rates Hunt’s love of bold colours, stun­ning geo­met­ric de­signs and na­ture.

She is pas­sion­ate about the de­sign process and says her de­signs “come to me in my dreams”.

At the be­gin­ning of 2018, Hunt’s fash­ion jour­ney took a new road with the in­tro­duc­tion of her vi­brant Honey Hunt Style range of leg­gings and longer-style T-shirt dresses and skirts.

The colour­ful range of leg­gings are Aus­tralian made, some­thing of which she is very proud.

“The de­signs for the leg­gings range are trans­posed from my orig­i­nal and unique art­works and, not only do they look sen­sa­tional but they are just so com­fort­able to wear,” she said.

“The leg­gings are de­signed for women of all ages and all shapes and are per­fect for chill­ing at home on the lounge, for

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

FAM­ILY EX­PRES­SION: Jules Hunt (right) and daugh­ter Ros­abella (aka Pickle) in the stu­dio.

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