Gary Bigeni

Loud Shirt Day 2021

I'm getting LOUD for NextSense

Being a Champion for Loud Shirt Day is something that I hold close to my heart and is an opportunity for me to continue to inspire and raise awareness for people with hearing loss. I know the struggles young children have with wanting to fit in and feel normal amongst their peers. With Loud Shirt Day we have the opportunity to celebrate who we are, love who we are and embrace our hearing loss. I want people with hearing loss to know that they should never let anything get in their way of achieving their goals and to love themselves regardless.

Challenge is something that I learned to face from an early age. I was born with hearing loss and wore hearing aids from the age of three. When I was a child, my hearing loss embarrassed me. I was teased by other children. But as I grew up, I realised that my hearing aid was a gift not a hindrance. It enabled me to engage with the world and become who I wanted to be. This is vitally important to me as a Queer man from the western suburbs of Sydney with an ethnic background. I wear my difference as a source of pride. It is my trademark and my drawcard. I believe that every young person should understand the power of the motto

‘Don’t let anything get in your way.’

Even as a young Maltese boy living in Sydney with my three siblings and mother, creativity was always present for me. As a child I would sneak into my mother’s wardrobe and cut large circles out of the bottom of her dresses so I could create collections for my Barbies and GI Joes. Years later, following fashion design training at East Sydney Tech I launched my eponymous label and secured myself as part of the Australian fashion cohort. With multiple fashion week shows, presentations, artist collaborations and celebrity muses I built a reputation for masterful drape, intelligent silhouettes and artful use of colour. Over time my collections have evolved and brought my tribe of followers with me. Whilst still created on a foundation of masterful fabric manipulation and soft tailoring my once quiet palette now exudes the vibrance and joy of my own style and personality.





Thank you to my Sponsors

$350

Elise Pioch

So much love for you Gary! Let’s get loud! X

$124.80

Hagen Jewell

$124.80

Kerri Stefas

$120

Vanessa

What an amazing cause to hearing loss families! Such an inspiration ❤️

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Nicole Hasrouni

Thanks for sharing your story, Gary and for being an ambassador for such an important cause 😘

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Lara

Lots of love Gary😍

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Vicki & Kirthana

Big love Gary! We hope you reach your goal 💚🌼💕

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Guilles Salon

Love you 😘

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Wah-wah Australia

Go-go Gary!

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Doodad + Fandango

Love this cause and love you Gary!

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David Watson

You have the loudest & the most beautiful shirts in town Gary. You'll make an inspirational champion. X

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Lisa Bigeni

Love you Gary I’ll give you 💯 support ❤️❤️

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Jane Xerri

So proud of you Gary You have come a long way Love you Mum ❤️❤️❤️

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Josh+paul

Amazing, and proud to support this :) love from divas xoxo.

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Ivey Wawn

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Panda Shazzi

Love ya Gazzi ❤️

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Eve Lande

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Greg

Great work

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Tex Le Beck

Hey darling! It's not much, but I hope it helps! Love your work + see you soon for some sewing. Luv Tex + Theo xox

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Monica Higgins

Go Gary! Love you.

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Anonymous

Mr Bigeni you are inspiration! X

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Bernie

Keep making the world brighter xx Bernie

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