Fashion Record

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Young Blood Designers Market - August 07


The Young Blood Designers Market was on again last weekend(17-18 August). As always, there was a wide selection of inspiring original designs. Designer highlights for me included: High Tea With Mrs Woo(apparel), Lola and Bailey(jewellery), Donna Sgro(apparel) and Smug Designs(jewellery).



High Tea With Mrs Woo http://www.highteawithmrswoo.com.au/
Lola and Bailey http://www.lolaandbailey.com
Donna Sgro http://www.donnasgro.com
Smug Designs http://www.smugdesigns.com.au
Powerhouse Museum http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/youngblood

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

High Tea With Mrs Woo at Powerhouse Museum


Went to the Insight on Sunday talk on April 15, which featured the 3 Chinese-Australian sisters behind the label High Tea With Mrs Woo. The sisters described their inspirations from Malaysia, how they made their start in Newcastle, and then described some recent highlights, including reSkin (Wearable Technology Lab and symposium in Canberra), a stay at a World-wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) site in Japan, to representing Australia at Shanghai Fashion Week.

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Talks at Powerhouse Museum


Powerhouse Museum has started a series of talks :Inside Stories(Wednesdays 12.30pm-1.30pm) and Insights on Sunday(Sundays 2.00pm-3.00pm)

For Inside Stories, Powerhouse Museum professionals showcase stories from their areas of expertise. Fashion linked areas include: decorative arts and design and preservation & heritage management.

Insights on Sunday covers topics from a range of guest speakers and you can take up the conversation with the speakers in the cafe afterwards. Fashion insights include: The fashion design sisters behind the label 'High Tea with Mrs Woo'(15 April), Fiona Holley(wardrobe supervisor for the Sydney Dance Company), and Grace Cochrane, a visiting curator for the 'Smart Works: design and the handmade' exhibition currently at the Powerhouse.

For more information on these talks, go to Wednesday Talks or Sunday Talks at the Powerhouse Museum site.

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