Try on other worlds of design and creative expression at this ten-day investigation into fashion
The many facets of fashion can be fabulous vehicles for creative expression and cultural connection, but industry perspectives and actions can also permeate society with damaging ideals and have devastating ecological impacts. Explore the light and shade of fashion over ten days of talks and workshops that drill into the political, cultural, social and environmental impacts of this global industry.
There are more than 40 events to be part of at the second iteration of the Fashion hub at the Sherman Centre for Cultural Ideas, including talks by leading international fashion experts, panel discussions picking apart the ethical dilemmas faced by the industry, and participatory discussions covering cross-disciplinary topics. These events will span continents, decades and look to the future of fashion.
Some of the keynote speakers include the editor in chief of Vogue China Angelica Cheung, photographer and fashion writer William A. Ewing, and Tokyo-based professor of fashion history and Japanese popular culture Toby Slade.
These and other industry experts will be appearing in focused talks like Compassion in Fashion (Apr 8), which invites journalists, educators and sustainability advocates to explore the environmental and social responsibilities of the industry. The contentious world of fashion media will be explored in Fashion Words: The Press and the Public (Apr 6) while Connecting Through Craft (Apr 13) will look at the history of making, its future and the fast fashion cycle. There are also events for young fashion lovers like a workshop in fashion illustration for teens (April 14).
Many events on the program are free, but you’ll still need to register to attend. You’ll also need to purchase tickets in advance for the paid events.
|Venue name:||Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation|
16–20 Goodhope St
|Opening hours:||Wed-Sat 11am-5pm|
|Event phone:||02 8376 0850|