Faith Connexion Brought Parisian Punk to MADE SYDNEY

Over the weekend, MADE Sydney took over Carriageworks for three days of art, music, fashion and skating. Showcasing the intersection of fashion and skate culture, the Sydney event was the first of its kind to be held outside of the US. We were there to capture the Sydney debut of French fashion label Faith Connexion and here's what went down.


MADE is the event which launched the careers of designers Alexander Wang and Jeremy Scott. It’s a festival that merges together the cultures of fashion, skate and music and was first introduced to the world in the US and has always been held in the US.

Until last weekend.

The 5 to 9 Life was invited to attend and to be completely honest, we had no idea what to expect or what to wear for it! We know what you’re thinking: #firstworldproblems, right?

Seeing that we were only really interested in the fashion and music aspects of it, bringing in that skate element really messed with our heads a little.


Anyhow, we went along and somehow survived the 30+ degree weather inside what we thought would be the cool warehouse walls of Sydney’s Carriageworks. Unfortunately, it wasn’t that much cooler inside.

If you saw our Instagram story, you would have seen what we saw when we stepped inside: Slim Aarons’ fashion documentary set up for a group to watch on the side; a retail space/shop set up of both local and international labels including Emma Mulholland, Babylon LA, Places + Faces and SOULLAND.


Faith Connexion, the Paris-based luxury label whose oversized denim jackets and hand-painted jeans are loved by Kim Kardashian and Rihanna and so it was only right for them to make their Sydney debut at MADE SYDNEY – the fashion festival that’s a little more niche, a little more unique and a little less commercial, right?

We thought so.


Their Sydney debut featured wild DIY aesthetic and colourful clashes worn by a mix of models including Victoria Secret model Jacquelyn Jablonski and street-stoop kids, who paraded down the makeshift MADE runway. They definitely brought their flavour of Parisian Punk to Sydney.

Photography via The 5 to 9 Life and Faith Connexion.

MADE Sydney – Faith Connexion Show
Carriageworks, Sydney
12 November 2016.