Product Information


All Chelsea Hickman garments are made using Upcycled materials. This includes utilising second hand clothing, fabric salvaged from landfill and textile waste. The ultimate goal of these garments is to reduce the amount of textiles that end up in landfill.

All items are unique, one-off pieces and handmade in Naarm/Melbourne on Wurundjeri Country.

For more information about fashion industry ethics and sustainability, see this article:




Chelsea Hickman 


Chelsea Hickman is a contemporary artist and fashion designer from lutruwita/Tasmania, currently based in Naarm/Melbourne on Wurundjeri County. Hickman’s work focuses on abject consumerism, found object and utilising textile waste as her primary source of materials.
She holds an Honours degree in Fashion Design from RMIT.
In 2020, she was the Open Category Winner of the ‘Woods Street Youth Art Prize’ for her textile artwork Danger Danger Danger Danger Danger. In 2021, she was the winner of the ‘Creative Call Out’ for the Melbourne Fashion Festival. In 2022, she is a finalist for the Victorian Premier’s Design Award - winners to be announced in March.






2021 Fifty Squared Art Prize Exhibition / Brunswick Street Gallery / Exhibited two works

2021 Valiance Exhibition (fundraiser for Myanmar) / Honey Bones Gallery / Exhibited two works

2021 No.13 / Solo Exhibition / George Paton Gallery / Melbourne Fashion Festival

2021 Ideas of Resilience / Curator / Brunswick Street Gallery / Yarra City Council ‘International Women’s Day’ Exhibition

2020 Danger Danger Danger Danger Danger appeared in PLATFORM / Presented by The SUBSTATION and Creative City Hobsons Bay / Melbourne Fringe Festival

2020 Woods Street Youth Art Prize Exhibition / Textile work Danger Danger Danger Danger Danger

2020 MPavilion / Design and Production of uniforms for the 2020/21 season ‘Re-emergence,

Re-animation, and Re-use’

2020 MRelay - Climate Crisis / Featured Speaker / MPavilion

2020 An Oneiric Reality / Installation work 10 Years / Brunswick Street Gallery / Yarra City Council ‘International Women's Day’ Exhibition

2019 Cuts of Chaos (Yarra Youth Centre Fashion Show) / Co-producer / Gertrude Street Projection Festival Block Party

2019 Stay Soft Studio (opening event) / Live installation performance / Stay Soft Studio

2019 Mermaids in the Basement / Group Exhibition / Aquarius live installation performance / Good Grief Studios (Hobart)

2019 Situations Vacant (VAMFF) / Runway / Creative Director + Designer + Producer / Testing Grounds

2018 RENEW Runway (VAMFF) / Featured Designer / Australian Catholic University

2018 Music Video ‘TRAVEL TREATS’ for Close Counters / Stylist

2017 Lo-Fi Salon / Pop-Up Shop + Exhibition / Creative Director + Designer + Artist / Neon Parlour Gallery

2017 Opulence (MFW) / Runway / Creative Director + Designer + Producer / Nicholas Building

2017 Size Doesn’t Matter / Art Event / The Chelsea Hickman Experience Experiential Performance / Testing Grounds

2015 RMIT Fashion Design 2nd Year Runway / Creative Director + Designer + Producer / No Vacancy Gallery QV

2015 RMIT Annex / Exhibition / The Change Room installation / RMIT Brunswick Hanger Space



2022 Fashion Journal interview - Designer profile

2021 Fashion Journal interview - No.13 Exhibition 

2020 MPavilion interview

2020 ‘Shit You Need to Know About the Fashion Industry’ (article) / Frock Up Magazine

2020 Interview and photos / Special Issues

2019 Situations Vacant (runway) / Subvrt Mag

2017 (work appears in) Lo-Fi Explores the Intersection Between Queer and Punk Culture / Subvrt Mag

2017 Lo-Fi Salon (pop-up shop) / Toksik Magazine

2017 Opulence (runway)  / Sticks and Stones Agency

2017 Opulence (runway) / Subvrt Mag



2020/21 Yarra Youth Centre (Fitzroy)

2019 Good Grief Studios (Hobart)



2022 Finalist / Victorian Premier’s Design Award

2022 Moreland City Council / Flourish Recovery Grant

2021 Winner of the Melbourne Fashion Festival ‘Creative Call Out

2021 University of Melbourne / Creative Funding Grant

2020 Darebin City Council / Cultural Infrastructure Grant

2020 Open Category Winner of the Woods Street Youth Art Prize

2017 RMIT Creative Funding Grant for project Opulence

2017 Larsen Jewellery Scholarship Program Recipient for essay on the Fashion Sustainability Crisis

2015 RMIT Social Engagement Award

2015 George Alexander Foundation Scholarship recipient

2014 RMIT 2nd Year Student Leadership Award

2011 Bellerive Rotary Innovative Thinking Award