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History meets crafstmanship, fashion meets community

Join experts in contemporary fashion as they explore the role of traditional craftsmanship in today's fashion industry

In the conversations surrounding the politics of fashion production, scrutiny of craftsmanship and artisanal processes are rightly garnering attention. Traditional craftsmanship is now enjoying an increasingly exalted position in the firmament of sustainable and ethical fashion. Craft has had a rich history; what is its future?

Session I:
Crafting Social Justice

Minimising the harmful impact of large-scale fashion production, forward-thinking fashion houses are gradually embracing traditional processes and techniques as a corrective measure.

Moderated by Caroline Baum, SCCI 2019 Fashion Hub international guests, Bandana Tewari and Sharon Tal, share their experiences working in tandem with traditional craftspeople, highlighting the important role such individuals can play in supporting and sustaining communities.

Session II:
Weaving The Social Fabric

Artist Grace Lillian Lee draws inspiration from her Islander heritage, both in her personal weaving practice and collaborative work with remote Indigenous communities. Lee’s fashion performances are instrumental in engaging young people from remote areas, providing them with opportunities to create and take pride in their shared culture.

Join Lee as she explores the power of textiles in developing a sophisticated and unique Indigenous visual culture.

Following Grace Lilian Lee’s presentation, SCCI Executive Director, Dr Gene Sherman AM, invites attendees to celebrate the conclusion of the 2019 Fashion Hub with cocktails and vegetarian refreshments.

Capacity: 50



Saturday 13 April 2019 from 2pm to 4pm

Due to high demand, booking is essential


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