Celebrate the juggernaut that is Gorman at this one-off runway show and exhibition
Bold prints, bright colours and classic cuts are the defining features of Melbourne fashion brand Gorman. When it rains in our fair city, you'd be hard pressed not to see the brand's famous navy raincoat with gold polka dots. When some women of Melbourne ditch their trademark black, they are often seen in Gorman's fun prints.
Lisa Gorman started her brand in 1999, and it opened its first boutique, on Chapel Street, in 2004. The brand works with Australian artists to design its prints, and it is celebrating 10 years of such collaborations at a solo runway show at Heide Museum of Modern Art, followed by an exhibition at the museum.
The runway show will include new capsule collections for the brand by each of ten artists it has collaborated with in the past. Following the runway show, Heide will host a two-week exhibition of clothes in the collection, alongside the artworks that inspired them.
Artists include Rachel Castle, Megan Grant, Claire Johnson, Dana Kinter, Elke Kramer, Rhys Lee, Ellie Malin, Mirka Mora, Liz Payne and Miranda Skoczek.