The freedom state is not something that can be defined by the 18AFMC website committee through equations and fluid mechanics theory. It is more a state of being, or a way to enlightenment. Many people have tried to decipher the freedom state, searching for a surefire route to nirvana. But no matter how many enlightened souls have tried to give an answer, it appears there is no exact formula as everyone’s journey is unique. Even so, we are happy to have The Freedom State as a key sponsor for the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference.
The online store has become a fashion mecca in its own right, helping curious, fashionable pilgrims on their way to fashion enlightenment. After 6 years in retail land, the team at The freedom state realised it was time for a change. Moving into a new headspace where they can pay more attention to their once shunned gypsy lifestyle the team started to focus on creating a bohemian clothing revolution.
The Freedom State got its start at the local Gold Coast markets early on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Based in Currumbin, Mandy noticed a distinct pattern within the prolific fashion trends on the coast. Mass produced items ruled the roost, with Billabong, Roxy and Ripcurl as far as the eye could see. The coast had sold out and was starting to go stale. Mandy knew their was an opportunity to harness this need for a change, so the process of introducing boho clothing to the sun worshippers of the Gold Coast began.
It wasn’t long before the beach goers were covered in bohemian dresses, gypsy kaftans, and colourful boho kimonos. This is something that even the 18AMFC conference committee noticed as we sat on the sand dunes while on location for our fluid mechanics lecture covering tidal bores.
The collaboration of labels on the website are hand picked, and represent a certain characteristic of not just the Freedom State team, but anyone who associates with the boho lifestyle. It’s a place for you to visit for bohemian inspiration, so if you are bored of studying fluid mechanics and talking about physics with the australiasian fluid mechanics society then take a trip to the Freedom State and find your own slice of nirvana.