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4th September 10am – 5pm
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Fashion Show Ecothreads – Rags to Runway
August 27th 2016
Ecothreads was a fashion show with a difference, held at the Cherry Bar in AC/DC Lane Melbourne it was a glamorous, extravagant and exciting show, as you would expect of an event that is a part of the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Staging a fashion runway and an after party with music by the renowned all-girl rock band Stonefield in one of Melbourne’s most iconic rock bars, Ecothreads was definitely an event to be a part of.
Ecothreads is different in the fact that this was a sustainable fashion show that presented up-cycled outfits made by Kangan Institute’s fashion students. All of the outfits were re-designed, re-styled and up-cycled using donated garments from Australian Red Cross Shops that were unsaleable and destined for landfill, the headline of the show speaks for itself ‘Rags to Runway. When Fashion and Music Collide,’ as does the motto ‘Saving the planet…one frock at a time.’
The outfits on show were so impressive, what an amazing effort by these creative and talented students, so contemporary, colourful and original as well as resourceful. There was casual and formal wear and all very artistic and considering the concept behind the project I’m sure it amazed and pleasantly surprised the audience, I certainly was, it was an absolute standout show.
It really raised the bar setting the highest standards for others to follow in more ways than one, in education for the students who participated and equally for the audience, for sustainability and for fundraising, a meaningful outcome where all proceeds from the event will go to Red Cross to help people most in need in Australia and around the world.
I want to emphasise the element of surprise once again as the whole event was so well organised and put together. The runway on AC/DC lane was very ritzy, a laneway already cool with street art and a venue that has staged some of the best Australian and overseas rock legends. Overall the whole thing came together brilliantly, it was a quality, classy and a very ‘rock n roll’ enjoyable night with a purpose and even Melbourne’s unpredictable weather was on side.
Huge congratulations to all who participated and contributed to this worthwhile project, all Kangan Institute staff and students, the models and volunteers and the collaborators The Australian Red Cross and Stonefield.
Intrigued to discover how jewellery is designed and made? The artist-run contemporary jewellery studio Northcity4 opens its Brunswick doors on Saturday 6th August from 11am to 3pm.
Visit and discover what’s possible with a day of workshops, demonstrations and beautifully crafted jewellery for sale.
NorthCity 4 artists and teachers including, Anna Davern, Emma Grace, Jana King, Cass Partington, Rhys Turner and more will be on hand during the day and will also be selling their work.
Demonstrations on the day include:
- Melting silver and pouring an ingot with Northcity4 teacher Rhys Turner
- Rolling down the poured ingot and printing a pattern using the rolling mills
- Sublimation printing with Northcity4 Board member and teacher Anna Davern
- Jewellery repair workshop with Emma Grace
Competitions will be run throughout the day with great prizes including discounted classes, a jeweller Tool Kit and a custom Northcity4 jeweller’s apron.
Northcity4 co-founder Anna Davern has been represented in numerous Australian and international solo and group exhibitions including a recent survey of Australian art at the Museum Of Contemporary Art, Taipei. In 2011 she co-founded Northcity4, a studio that provides professional and creative opportunities to the Australian contemporary jewellery community. Anna Davern’s practice straddles the visual arts, jewellery, fashion and education. She teaches, writes, curates and primarily makes jewellery and objects from the Northcity4 studios in Brunswick.
Northcity4 is a sustainability focused artist run initiative located in Brunswick, offering studio space and education programs to Melbourne’s Art, Craft and Design communities. Focus is on Melbourne’s vibrant contemporary jewellery community, offering term classes in jewellery making as well as skills-based and ideas-based masterclasses, workshops and seminars.
Northcity4 is a proud Program Partner with Craft Victoria’s Craft Cubed Festival,
1 – 31 August 2016.
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Spring has Sprung and I’ve attended a few fashion shows from Melbourne Spring Fashion Festival, had a look around at some of the new trends for the season and decided it was time for a total wardrobe detox. Recently I got a new haircut for my 40th birthday, to give some shape to my face, I got some bold coloured red Chanel ‘Gabriel’ lipsticks and I had some images taken for my online professional profile.. I love a look that is a cross between Gwenyth Paltrow and Carrie Bradshaw, I also love the classic Coco Chanel! I am still working on it, like all masterpieces its ongoing and individual.
A great option for styling is to seek the services of a professional stylist, the one I normally work with at the agency was away in London so that wasn’t an option unfortunately, I called my mate Oscar who is a fashion designer and he wasn’t available either but jokingly said go short and tight! ‘Well, we aren’t all Madonna sweety,’ I replied!
Other options for using the service of a stylist is calling ahead some of the boutiques and booking in a FREE styling session, Sportsgirl at Chadstone offer this, Myer and David Jones also. In fact most of the well known brands offer styling services which is a great option if you want to buy a few season stables, which is what I did.
I did most of my shopping at David Jones, I love the brands MNG, Witchery and Portmans. I found a cute little cotton, embossed white/cream jacket which can be used like a blazer but with slight tailoring and edge, a red blouse and white blouse with navy pipping, a black sleeveless top with sheer shoulders, a cute white sleeveless shirt, a floral sleeveless blouse, a navy and white jacket with zips a white silvery singlet and a long silver and gold chain.
I will probably wear most of these with either, black pants, tan pants or blue jeans and an assortment of earth accessories, hats, chains, earrings etc. While this Season Im going for a more sophisticated look I still like a casual relaxed style. I have never been a fan of to much tailoring and mixing it with artists and business owners I think a smart casual style works well. I came well within budget at under $500 and all items can mix and match and fairly classic pieces so won’t date!
Next it was time to add the new items to my wardrobe and go through last Spring Summer clothes. I ended up tossing a lot out and decided this time to be ruthless. A lot of stuff I was holding onto despite not wearing them in over two years, I decided someone, somewhere would get more use out of it! I filled six garbage bags for the thrift shop. The Hawthorn thrift shops are amazing, and often I recycle or buy from there!