Category: Fashion and Textiles

Behind the Scenes: creating the cover for Art Deco Fashion

The exhibition catalogue Art Deco Fashion has proved enormously popular, partly perhaps because of its striking cover. The cover references an Edward Steichen image, Mrs Robert Johnston in a Coat with mink collar, 1934, which showed a wool jacket with …  More

Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion

For  Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion, a beautiful Art Deco Jacket  c.1933 was bought by the NGV from Sydney vintage dealer and collector Clarence Chai. He collected actively from the 1960s and had sold an Art Deco dress c.1926 …  More

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.