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Inaugural Exhibition: FASHIONABLY EARLY Designing Australian Fashion Futures

The Gallery of Australian Design is proud to announce the launch of a new exhibition ’Fashionably Early: Designing Australian Fashion Futures’


July 19th, 2012

Curated by Kate Shaw, Co-ordinator and Educator in the CIT Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design), the exhibition brings together educators, graduates and students from six Australian design schools in a vibrant discussion about the design challenges that will inspire the next generation of Australian fashion designers.

Featured Design Schools:

Canberra Institute of Technology
RMIT School of Architecture and Design
RMIT School of Fashion and Textiles
University of Technology, Sydney
Queensland University of Technology
Curtin University of Technology
ANU School of Art

Seven innovative emerging designers, graduates from design schools from around the country, have been invited to propose a Fashion System for Tomorrow that inspires new models of practice, informing Australian Fashion that is authentic, sustainable and valued.

A national fashion student design brief: Consider what you wear invites visitors to dress up in the garments and see themselves on the catwalk.

A photographic essay will capture the experience of participants wearing the garments. These images will become an evolving part of the exhibition providing feedback to the designers and expanding the image.

Fashionably Early offers designers a non-commercial space to think. It encourages diverse solutions, experimentation, risk taking and play.


8 August – 15 September

2012 Gallery of Australian Design

44 Parkes Place, Parkes,

Canberra ACT 2600

Opening Hours: Weds – Saturday, 10am – 4pm


Fashionable Early


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