Fashion Record

Monday, September 17, 2007

Super Bodies: Heroic Fashion From the 1980s

'Super Bodies' is an exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) paying tribute to the structured, body conscious power dressing of women's fashion in the 1980's. Designers such as Azzediane Alaïa, Jean Paul Gaultier, Issey Miyake('Bustier' from 1980, above) and Thierry Mugler are included in the exhibition. Super Bodies will run from 22 August 2007 to 3 February 2008 at Myer Fashion and Textiles Gallery, NGV International (180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne). Entry is free.

NGV International

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Victoria's Secret - Cutting Edge Design & Innovation in Melbourne

During August 2007, SMH interviewed a group of Melbourne designers to demonstrate the strength of fashion design and innovation in Victoria. The designer list: Alphaville (fashion), Phoebe Porter (Jewellery), Fischer Von Meszlenyi (fashion), Preston Zly(Shoes) and Yeojin Bae(fashion). Check out the article 'Victoria's Secret' for some insight about these determined, inspirational designers doing it their way in the fashion industry.

Preston Zly
Yeojin Bae

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Rose Street Artists' Market, Melbourne

The Rose St. Artists' Market is based in a former junkyard at 60 Rose Street Fitzroy. It displays the work of up to 50 artists and designers. The Artist Market concept is modelled on other artist initiated market projects around the world.

Rose Street highlights include: Linogirl (Ceramic Objects), Cat Davison (painting, jewellery, photography), Rebound (Journals bound with covers from old books), Nearly Roadkill (bags made from the materials of car interiors) and Dirtfish(Graphic art in resin accessories) Mattt Bags (Bags with screen or handprinted designs)

Rose St Artists' Market is open Saturdays from 11am to 5pm.

Cat Davison
Nearly Roadkill
Mattt Bags
Rose St Artists Market

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

At Shirty 07, Newtown

Arriving at Shirty 07, T-shirt fans were welcomed outside with a big SALE sign and a bright yellow line of tape on the floor to lead them through Newtown Town Hall. They arrived upstairs to a room full of original t-shirt designs, a bar(built from green milk crates) and a DJ. One of the first stalls was a gallery with a t-shirt from each stallholder.

Shirty 07

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Fringe Bar Markets, Paddington

The concept behind the Fringe Bar Markets: stalls selling samples, past season stock and one offs from leading designers, (plus a selection from leading Vintage collectors) - all held on Saturdays in the Fringe Bar at 106 Oxford Street Paddington. Since its in the bar, you can also hangout, grab a drink, check out the menu and take in the live music. The market runs from 10am to 5pm. If you are interested in booking a stall at this market, contact Simon/Andy at the Fringe Bar.

The Fringe Bar

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At COFA Spring Fair '07

This year at the COFA Spring Fair 07, the market took over the carpark. As always, there were art demonstrations, studio walks and an exhibition of student work. COFA was also handing out black or pink cloth tote bags emblazoned with the message "Get Your Hands Dirty". Object had a stall in the carpark too, they were handing out black recycle-styled bags with one or two goodies inside. You could also get yourself a pair of COFA marked flip-flops via a gold coin donation.


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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

MMSFW - Objects of Desire

'Object of Desire', on Friday 7th September was the final official evening MMSFW parade, held at the Melbourne Town Hall. Presented by Michi Girl, the show featured: Alice McCall, Gorman, Jessie Hill, Kirrily Johnston, LIFEwithBIRD and Shakuhachi.

The the house was packed and buzzing, the audience waiting for the final show with high anticipation.

The final performance was a delightful surprise...3 people quickly arranging themselves at the top of the runway with microphones, keyboards and guitar - the Hampdens were on, performing their latest single 'Generation Y'.

Alice McCall
Jessie Hill
Kirrily Johnston
The Hampdens
Michi Girl

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

MMSFW - Through the Looking Glass

The 3rd official MMSFW fashion show was 'Through the Looking Glass', held on 6th September at Melbourne Town Hall. Presented by Fashion Trend Australia, it featured: Anna Thomas, Aurelio Costerella, Christine, Husk, Jayson Brundson and Nevenka.

Anna Thomas
Aurelio Costerella
Jayson Brundson
Fashion Trend

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Mattt bags

Mattt bags are a range of handmade backpacks, shoulder bags and laptop ready bags, incorporating striking screenprinted or handprinted designs. Mattt bags are designed and made in Melbourne, Australia.

You can buy Mattt bags at one of their weekend market stalls around Melbourne or one of their stockists in Melbourne or South Australia; or you can order a bag type with your selected pattern, and they will have it ready for you in about a week.

Mattt bags are now offering digitally printed designs on canvas, in collaboration with local Melbourne designers and illustrators(eg 'Melbourne Map' by Michelle Mackintosh).

Go to Mattt for more information about their bags, or go see them at one of the weekend markets in Melbourne(Rose St Artists, St Kilda or Arts Centre), or Mattt's stockists in Melbourne and South Australia.

Mattt bags
Rose St Market
St Kilda Market
Art Centre Market

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Monday, September 03, 2007

NZ Fashion Week

Air New Zealand Fashion Week will run from Sun 16 to Thu 20 September this year, once again taking over Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. Designers showcased this year include: Karen Walker, Trelise Cooper, Hailwood, Deborah Sweeney and Deadly Ponies.

The popular public event 'Air New Zealand Fashion Week 4 U' will also run again. It has doubled in size, now set for Fri 21 and Sat 22 September. It will feature designer selection shows, retail season previews, a beauty zone, a designer 'garage sale' and more.

For all the info on Air NZ Fashion Week, go to NZ Fashion Week or Air New Zealand's own site for the event See Air New Zealand Fashion Week, where you can enter a competition for seats to a catwalk at 30,000 ft.

NZ Fashion Week
Air NZ
Karen Walker
Trelise Cooper
Deborah Sweeney
Deadly Ponies

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Sunday, September 02, 2007

COFA Spring Fair Sept 07

The College of Fine Arts (COFA) UNSW Spring Fair is set for Sat 15 September, opening at 10am. There will be talks, exhibitions, a fine art & design market(including jewellery, screen printed t-shirts, fashion accessories and more), printmaking and 3D animation demos, tours, performances, short courses, sci-fi film screenings(Barberella, Blade Runner and The Matrix), and even music and snacks.

COFA is located at cnr Oxford St and Greens Road, Paddington. For more information on the fair, visit News on the COFA UNSW site.



September's '30 Days of Fashion and Beauty'

Elle Macpherson, Sarah Murdoch and Delta Goodrem were among the guests at the launch of ACP Magazine's inaugural '30 Days of Fashion and Beauty'. The launch was held on Aug 30 at The Old Art Factory in Oxford Street, Sydney.

30 Days of Fashion & Beauty will involve fashion and beauty events held every day during September 2007, across Australia, to highlight the start of the Spring/Summer 07/08 season.

30 Days of Fashion and Beauty is based on the same event held by an ACP venture partner (The Hearst Corporation), launched in NY in 2006.
Visit the 30 Days of Fashion and Beauty site for related photos, blogs, videos and competitions.

30 Days of Fashion and Beauty

More on the launch event at SMH

Photo gallery of the event at Seattle Post Intelligencer


Saturday, September 01, 2007

Shirty 07

Shirty 07 is a non-profit design initiative, in the form of a t-shirt market. At Shirty 07, you will be able to buy original t-shirt designs straight from the designer, take in the music and have a drink at the bar. There is also a cap on the price of t-shirts, so the most you should pay for one is AUD69.00.

Shirty 07 will be held on Sat September 15, at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (1 Bedford St, Newtown). It will run from midday to midnight. Go to the Shirty 07 site for an intro to the many participating designers and their work. I'm going to keep my eye out for Filthy Panda, Consume Helvetica and Imok.

Shirty 07
Filthy Panda
Consume Helvetica

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