Fashion Record

Sunday, August 31, 2008

COFA Spring Fair 2008

THE College of Fine Arts (COFA) UNSW Spring Fair 2008 will be held on 20 September, its gates opening from 10am to 4pm.

This years art and design highlights include exhibitions, demonstrations, free workshops, a market, a tattoo parlor, and even a petting zoo.

COFA is located at the corner of Oxford Street and Greens Road Paddington.

COFA Spring Fair


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Gorman Organic Ship Shop at Sydney's Live Green

Gorman Ship Shop front door
Gorman Ship Shop side
As part of their green initiatives, Gorman has created the 'Gorman Organic Ship Ship', a recycled shipping container, stocking their organic collection of sustainable fashion.

The ship shop was launched at Australian Fashion Week in April 2008, as part of a customer awareness campaign around sustainable clothing and retailing. The shop (pictured above) landed at Sydney's Live Green Festival held at Victoria Park on 17 August 2008.

For more information on Gorman, their emissions reductions efforts (including the Ship Shop), and their current collections, go to

You can catch the Ship Shop in Melbourne at Spring Fashion Week, 1st - 7th September 2008.



Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Design Boom Mart Sydney 2008

Design Boom marquee outside
Design Boom inside Marquee
Art By Auction
Design Boom mart was held from 14-17th August 2008 as part of Sydney's 12th International Design Festival. The Mart was held the level 3 forecourt of the Powerhouse Museum on Harris Street, Sydney. The mart was in the form of a bazaar, with around 30 designers from around the world selling their design originals.

Designers included: Luna Seo (Korea), Idealist Design (Pakinee Rattana, Krisana Sureepong, Thailand), Studio Bo (Chaiyapruk Tongcham, Panatda Manurasda, Thailand), Wacco (Wacco Kita, Japan)and Hee Hyoung Jo (Korea), Nervous System (Jessica Rosenkrantz, Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, USA).

Also featured was the 'Art by Auction' in the Courtyard on Level 2 - graffiti artists creating designs on cardboard for sale by donation, or by auction.

Design Boom
Luna Seo
Idealist Thailand
Studio Bo
Hee Hyong Jo
Nervous System


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Nick Brown

Nick Brown front window Jan Cork Beanies, embroidered t's
Nick Brown shortsleeved shirts
Nick Brown longsleeved shirts
Nick Brown and patterns
Nick Brown shopfront
Nick Brown is a Sydney menswear label that has been established for more than 15 years.

Brown designs and makes his own range of relaxed, stylish shirts, trousers and jackets - all hand cut and made by him at the store. It is also possible to have garments custom made to order.

Brown also does embroidered Tees, limited runs in order to preserve their uniqueness. Brown also stocks a range of jackets and knits, often sourced different labels from season to season.

The beanies in the window are by Jan Cork and have been a constant signature item in the shop since Nick Brown opened.

You can find Nick Brown at 397 Burke St Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Object Gallery - How You Make It

How You Make it Exhibition
How You Make it Exhibition
How You Make it Exhibition
How You Make it Exhibition
In the How You Make It exhibition (curated by Kate Rhodes) at the Object Gallery invites you to experience conceptual approaches to fashion design firsthand. Eight Australian designers were invited to create new garment forms and language, based on the core production techniques of cutting, marking, joining and sizing. In some cases, designers reworked existing garments to come up with new pieces.

As part of the exhibition, visitors can try on some of the items, including an outfit worn by Björk on her recent album tour.

The designers are: Anthea van Kopplen, Ess. Laboratory (Hoshika Oshimi and Tatsuyoshi Kawabata), FormallyKnownAs (Toby Whittington), MaterialByProduct (Susan Dimasi and Chantal McDonald), Paula Dunlop, Project (Kara Baker and Shelley Lasica), Simon Cooper and S!x (Denise Sprynski and Peter Boyd)

The How You Make Exhibition runs from 21 June - 24 August 2008, at Object Gallery, St Margarets, 417 Bourke Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, free admission. Check the Object Gallery site for more details about the exhibitions and opening times.

Object Gallery

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