Category: Fashion and Textiles

Melbourne Now countdown – day 46

Excitingly, many of the artists in Melbourne Now have chosen to draw upon works in the NGV’s extensive Collection. From paintings to photographs to furniture, fashion and textiles, a large number of works from the permanent Collection are being sociably …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 57

Michelle Hamer is an architect turned textile artist whose work interrogates the vernacular of Melbourne’s civic landscape. Since 2005 Hamer has made small-scale needlepoint tapestries that reference forms of text and signage in the urban environment. Interested in language and meaning, …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 78

One of most exciting aspects of working with artists and designers on projects for Melbourne Now is witnessing them respond to spaces in the gallery building in new, unexpected and visually spectacular ways. Foyers, stairwells and corridors will be transformed …  More

Romance Was Born V Crocheted food covers

Image: Kate Longley and Zoe Allnutt from Wardrobe V Pantry couldn’t decide if they liked fashion or food more so they just stuck ‘em together.

Leo Greenfield and Akira Isogawa

Image: In the guise of fashion illustration Leo interrogates street culture and imagery and posts these drawings regularly on his blog www.leogreenfield.com.

The fashion detective: vintage sale

Once a year, the National Trust Historic Costume Collection holds a big sale of donated vintage and designer fashions at Como House The funds raised go towards maintaining the collection, which is based at Labassa in Caulfield. It’s my very …  More

Akira Isogawa V French Lavender Brownies

  Working class girl For many of us the iconic white Bonds athletic singlet top conjures up images of burly sun-bronzed Aussie men and working class roots. This classic Australian garment was first introduced in 1920 and went on to …  More