Tag Archives: Fashion

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

Melbourne Now countdown – day 81

Cult label Perks and Mini (P.A.M) has been a part of Melbourne’s independent fashion scene since establishing in 2000. Run by husband and wife team Misha Hollenbach and Shauna Toohey, P.A.M’s distinctive aesthetic is best described as visual pandemonium. Their …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 93

When we began thinking about the place of contemporary fashion design in the Melbourne Now story it struck us that this was the perfect opportunity to highlight the work of local shoemakers who exemplify the current resurgence in traditional bespoke …  More

Fashion designer Akira Isogawa talks about designing costumes for Romeo & Juliet 2011

Roger Leong, Curator, International Fashion & Textiles, talks to fashion designer Akira Isogawa, who collaborated with choreographer Graeme Murphy to design costumes for The Australian Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet  last year.   RL: Firstly, can you tell us how you and …  More

Rethinking an unknown carte-de-visite

While searching through the NGV’s collection of Australian cartes-de-visite recently we came across this image.  The intricate hairstyles, ornate fashion and curiously casual poses of the unidentified people caught our attention. Their intense gaze seemed to provoke further investigation.  Since …  More

Top Arts 2012 – Jade Lew

I did Year 12 at Mentone Girls’ Secondary College. I loved Year 12 – it was a lot of hard work, some weeks I barely slept! I had three folio subjects and they were all due around the same time. …  More