Saturday, April 28, 2012

Event: Wool Modern

The Wool Modern exhibition is finally in Sydney! If you don't know about Wool Modern, it's basically an exhibit displaying Avant-garde uses of wool in fashion and design. By that I mean furniture and clothing. If you still want to catch this exhibit in Sydney, they're in Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay. They're open until the 1st of May. After that, you can catch it in the Queen Victoria Building from the 3rd of May all the way until June. You can see the website for more information: http://www.campaignforwool.org/woolmodern/

If you go, you can also grab a little booklet about the exhibit:
I went and took some pictures of the exhibit. Many of these photos had to be edited so you could actually see the garments. The lighting in the room wasn't great for photos, that's all I have to say about that.

The designers listed would be in order from left to right. In Sydney, there are extra commissions done by Australian designers.

Camilla and Marc, Kinder Aggucini, Akira Isogawa, Qiu Hao (I think they're both Qiu Hao but I'm unsure about the 3rd from the right), Julien Macdonald (far right)

Jenny Kee, Romance Was Born, Tina Kalivas, Gorman

JW Anderson, Erdem, Vivienne Westwood

Alexander McQueen

Emilio de la Morena, Courréges, Collette Dinnigan, Mark Fast, David Koma

David Koma (same dress as before), Willow

Tom Binns, Erickson Beamon

Thierry Mugler, Giles Deacon (Both)
John Galliano, Rick Owens, Sonia Rykiel
I enjoyed this exhibit a lot, especially looking at the different uses of wool. Some of these designs were old, from 1973 (Courreges) all the way to something new like Collette Dinnigan's dress for Autumn/Winter 2012/13. To be honest, my favourites were the Alexander McQueen dress and the Camilla and Marc dress.

Sydneysiders, if you have the time, you should go and see for yourself!

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